Hi sweet friends, I am sad to report here that my Dear , sweet, loving and beautiful Father passed away on July 27th 2010. I was so happy to have them living back up here in NY and about a week after my parents arrival, my Dad took a very fast downward turn and quietly passed away in his sleep on July 27th. My heart is broken and I will miss him every day of my life... During one of the sadness experiences of my life, I have to say that many blessings were given to me also. He had told me before he came that he wasn't feeling well and that he would do everything he could to get here. We were prepared to have help at home with him, but not prepared to lose him so quickly. But days before he passed, we spent so many precious moments together, we told each other how much we loved each other a hundred times. I held his hand and stroked his head the day before and told him he was the best father a girl could ever ask for. He smiled at me and told me the same. I cannot thank God enough for this precious time I had with him. Or for the hour of " I love yous", or for the fact that every Grandchild got to hug him, or for such a beautiful intimate family service we had over the weekend of spreading his ashes over the LI Beach he grew up at as a boy. Or for being now surrounded my loved ones and having my Mother still be so healthy and now living so close to me. Or for the "Celebration of life" memorial we had in his honor bringing my best friend back to the love of her life and again, living next door to me....My Father was the most incredible Man to so many people and everyone loved him and each person he touched will be forever blessed by his friendship and love. I wish you all could have known him.
I am spending this time with my Mother who while she misses the love of life, is another exceptional , beautiful Lady and as strong as they come. After 58 years of marriage to him, she gathered the strength and love to call him and the time they shared a "Blessing" ... something she will be eternally grateful for. And it's the love my Father gave us, that keep us going and his legacy that keeps us strong too. I will love him and miss him every day of my life. But I will take that love as he wished and see it in every thing I do ... every day....
" What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us forever..." ( Helen Keller )
~ Cynthia ~