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Oct092008

Gentle Thoughts Needed, Please

My dad needs gentle thoughts as he nears the other side. Hospice is with him 24 hours a day, as is most of my family. He is so loved! I'm wishing for him to feel no pain and to be free to go when he is ready.


Reader Comments (20)

I will hold him (and you and your family) in my thoughts. How wonderful that he is surrounded by people he loves.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDoulaMomma

much love and an easy transition for your dad. may he feel all your love.

love and strength to you.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterspider

My thoughts are with you and your dad.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBebunu

Holding your father in the light, and wishing your family peace and strength.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuperlagirl

I hope you know that when your Dad's time comes, heaven will welcome a new angel and there will be a bright, new star in the sky. Wishing your Dad Godspeed.
(((HUGS))) to you and your family.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Barb,

I am sending love and light to your papa, you and your family...

Passing holds the very same sacredness of birth and I know that his delivery will be peaceful and gentle

-Lori

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLori

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."

Kahlil Gibran

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNatana Gill

I was where you are nearly eleven years ago, and my thoughts are with you all. love and light,

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrin

Thinking of you Barb, and your family.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCristina

Thank you everyone. I think the hardest is that I am 3100 miles away and completely dependant on those there to call me when my dad is awake for a few minutes so I can tell him - again and again - that I love him and thank him for being my dad. I talked to him yesterday, but no one called me today and my calls there were when he was sleeping. It's just hard being this far, but I knew when I left three weeks ago that I wouldn't see him again. Babies need me... he knows where he is in my heart. But, it's still hard.

Everyone's love helps so, so much. Thank you.

October 9, 2008 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Praying for your Dad's easy, gentle, and peaceful transition.

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

i lost my dad 8 years ago and am still daddy's girl. you still will be, too. blessings to you, your dad and your whole family.

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjanya

Sending loving, peaceful, quiet thoughts....

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ VBACFACTS.com

Prayers for your Daddy's time, and prayers for your heart. I'm sorry you're not able to be with him in person, but I am sure he knows your spirit and love are there, surrounding him.

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHarlow727

Even though I knew this, or similar, post was coming, I find myself without the right thing to say. Take care of yourself. I send peace & love to you & yours.

October 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

I am holding YOU, dear one, in the quiet sanctuary of my heart...
your daddy has all he needs right now.

October 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Thank you all. I talked to my dad this morning (literally "to" him) and he mumbled something that, to me, was "I love you." It was words I will never forget.

They put a catheter in my dad to save him energy trying to go to the bathroom. He has stopped having BMs.

Yesterday, he wanted to sit in his recliner (went after being taken to the bathroom) and was watching Fox News (!) - his fave news channel and they were discussing the stock market crashing. He woke up and asked my step-sister to please go get his golf ball over in the corner. She, blessedly, said she would get all of them for him!

My dad owned a golf repair shop for two decades (as well as was in the Air Force for 21 years) and played golf at least 2-3 times a week for many decades. Golf was his life. I *love* that his last thoughts are of playing golf! How wonderful is that?!

October 11, 2008 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost my Daddy just over two months ago. I hope you find strength and peace in the coming months.

October 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Barb,
Times like this are so challenging. I am glad you have been able to talk to your dad as he makes this transition.

Take care of yourself. Grief, like birth, come in waves and will wash over your at times.

Peace to you and yours.

October 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Barb,

As you know, I lost my own dad 2 1/2 years ago to cancer. I am so very sorry that you are now having to go through this. I will be sending all the loving energy I can - to both him and you - and hope it helps to guide you both through this transition.

You are in my thoughts.

Shylah

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShylah

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