Tuesday, August 3, 2010

~ A loss felt deeply ~

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 ~




125 comments:

Lavanta Bahçesi said...

Dear Cynthia, feeling so sorry for your lost :(
I hope you find the strength to stand.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

So sorry to hear this. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

Farmhouse Country said...

Cynthia,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. I'm also grateful you had that precious time with him. Sending you prayers and hugs during such a difficult time.
XO, Dee

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Cynthia, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your Dad. The words that you spoke on your blog shows how much you deeply love him. You now have another guardian angel watching over you and your family. My prayers are with all of you during this time. Big hugs sweetie!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will cherish the moments you had with him recently, and I also know you will miss him terribly. I will keep you all in prayer. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

What a lovely tribute, Cynthia! I'm so glad you had those last days together and now the memories, too! ♥

Lisa said...

Cynthia,
I'll be thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time.

Maison Douce said...

I am so sorry for your loss, what a beautiful tribute this post was to your dear father... And what a blessing to have those final days with him!
Isabel

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Blessings to your family! May your sweet memories warm your heart.

Blessings!
Gail

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Cynthia...My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. Having lost my father, I know and feel your sadness. ~ Hugs, Patti

Musings Of A Gem said...

Cynthia,

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. This post was written beautifully and is a great tribute to your fathers life : )

Gemma x

GWENDOLYN said...

You have my sincerest sympathies. I lost my father some years ago and I know how heartbreaking it is.
Gwen

Karen said...

Cynthia - I am so sorry for your loss. But how wonderful that you were blessed with that one week!
Time will help ease the pain a little, and now that your Mom is closer, much easier to spend lots of quality time with her.
Prayers and a big hug ~ with a little sway.
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How precious to have loved such a wonderful dad....

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Cynthia, my heart hurts for you. God had a plan in getting your parents close to you and giving you precious time to spend together before he called your sweet daddy home...I have lost my daddy and after 9 years, not a day goes by that I don't think of him often. I am so glad your mother is near you now....

I will keep you in my prayers...

Lou Cinda

Deb's Country Crafts said...

What a beautiful tribute you wrote for your dear father. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I too am going through the same thing right now with my Dad, he has a brain tumor and is recieving hospice care now. I know what you mean about the I love you's and the time together I too am taking in as much of that as I can right now. Your words are so similar to what I'm feeling thank you for saying all the things I am thinking. My parents will be happily married 56 years in Oct. Take care, my heart goes out to you, hugs to you and yours.

Christa said...

What a blessing to have had a father so special. Keep the memory of him close to your heart and pass that on to the next generation so that they may learn how to love as he did.

God Bless you,

Christa

AshTreeCottage said...

My heart goes out to you Cynthia. I lost my Daddy on June 18th. I know just how you feel. I am so glad that you were able to spend those last oh so precious moments with him. It helps to have your mother near. You will support each other during this time. I'm sending you lots of love and will keep you in my prayers.

Fondly,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Cynthia, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. I just cannot believe that he passed away. The first thing that flashed in my mind was the post you wrote about recently spending time with them and your excitement about your parents moving close to you. Your love for your father - and family - is heart warming and so gentle in only the way a daughter can speak of her father. It is quite clear that he was the very best father. Just know he will always be with you and around you.

God Bless you and your family during this difficult time of your life.

Your strength will come from all of your sweet, sweet memories.

((((hugs))))
Becky

ginny said...

I am sorry for the loss of your dad. The best thing is that you have no regrets and that in itself is a blessing. Be at peace.

Love the Decor! said...

Oh hon, I am crying with you as I read this. I lost my sweet dad in December so the pain and the memory of it all is still so fresh. I am so sorry! Your dad seemed wonderful. May the peace and comfort of our Lord wash over you and your family today

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I am so sorry for your loss Cynthia. In reading about your last week with him, I can tell what an incredible blessing it was for both of you, and I know you'll treasure that time always. Your father sounds like a wonderful man. I'll be praying for you, your mom, and the rest of your family.
Blessings and hugs,
Marcia

Kathleen Grace said...

Dear Cynthia,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. I will be holding you and your family up in prayer. What a blessing to have had that precious time with him and as a parent I know nothing compares to the love we get from our kids. You blessed him with that time together, a better gift than any other you could have given. My condolences to your mother, I am glad she is with you and has you by her side.

Happy@Home said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father, Cynthia. The picture you shared along with your special memories tell me what a special man he is. I love the photo of him with the newspaper. It reminds me so much of my own dad.
My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. May the good memories you have bring you much comfort in the days ahead.

Hugs,
Kim

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad you were able to spend those last precious moments with him. My prayers to you and your family.

Burlap Luxe said...

Cynthia,
I came across your site and sad to read your sadness and loss.

I am sure your father is so proud of you and you touching post.
Praying for you and your family.

xx
Dore

♥Georgie♥ said...

I am sorry for your loss as well...but I was so happy to read that you got to spend some very precious and memorable time with your father before his passing....those moments you will cherish forever AND they will carry you through the rough patches you will undoubtedly face in the coming days and weeks....

I recently lost my daddy as well....and I know we do not know each other....if you ever need an ear I am but an email away...

Hugs

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh Cynthia...I am so sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and trying time!

Your post is so sweet and I am glad that you had time to be together at the end and say all of the things that need to be said!

God bless you all!
Cathy

Vintage French Hen said...

My Prayers and condolences are with you now. Please find comfort in our Lord's promise of one day being reunited with all our loved ones. Marcia in California

The Tattered Cottage said...

Cynthia -
I am so sorry for your family's loss. When a loved one is lost, it's the memories we have of them that keeps them close in our hearts and in our daily lives. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.
Toni ♥

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh Cyn I am so sorry for your loss but please remember my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Lee Laurie said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It was a blessing that you were able to spend that precious time with him before he passed. I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Love to you and your family.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

My Vintage Studio said...

My Prayers and condolences are with you and your family now.

I am new to your blog. Wishing you a wonderful day with your mother.

Marilyn said...

My sympathy to you..... Just remember the gift that God gave you. A chance to say what you felt & now your mother is near by. Not many of us get that chance.....
Take Care & Prayers to You & Yours!
Love,
Marilyn

arkie said...

So very sorry for your great loss!

Linda said...

Oh Cynthia~ this is such a sweet and loving tribute to your father...I am so sorry for your loss and am grateful you were blessed with such a special time together. He sounds like a wonderful man. I will keep you all in my prayers...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I'm so sorry - may you find peace remembering the joy, the laughter and the strength he gave you!

stefanie said...

I am so sorry for your loss!!
but I am happy for you for that special time you had to say goodbye and all the I love you's, so many people don't have that!! I know all the love he had here is with him up there!! take care!

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

I am so sorry. I too had a wonderful Dad that I lost last June. I lost my wonderful Mum 13year age so he was everything to me. Take care Love Lesley.

heartfelt living said...

Hello my dear Friend. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your Father. You wrote so beautiful of him. I can tell how special he was and I so glad that he was surrounded by his family the day before he went home to Heaven. I will keep you all in my prayers. You take care and I will talk with you soon.
Big Hug,
Karen

Gina said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my father 7 years ago and you are exactly right in saying you will miss him everyday of your life. It's true. Thankfully, you had precious time spent with him that'll remain with you forever.

Biljana said...

Dear Cynthia, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my father 3 years ago and miss me everyday.
You take care, hugs Biljana

FlyAwayHome said...

What a sweet picture of your father and beautiful post you have written in his honor. I am so sorry for your lost but keep those great memories in your heart and he will be with you forever. Your mother is so fortunate to have you there with her to help her through such a sad time. My thoughts are with you and your family.

3LittleByrds said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. A father is one of life's greatest blessings. Many prayers to your family.

Sandy said...

Dear Cynthia, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my father 15 years ago. I also had a wonderful dad. Your memories of him are precious,and your love for him will always be there.
Many blessings to you!
Sandy from Love ya to stitches.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Dear Cynthia,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear Father...you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
{{{HUGS}}}
Kim

debi said...

Oh Cynthia, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I know how difficult that is.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold tight to the wonderful memories of time spent with your father, they will help get you through this sad time.
Hugs, Debi

Cottage on the Hill said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless
~Tabitha

Cottage on the Hill said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless
~Tabitha

Cottage on the Hill said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless
~Tabitha

momstheword said...

Cynthia, I am so sorry for your loss! It's always hard to lose our daddy, but as time passes the pain will lessen. You will still miss him, though the pain won't be as sharp as it is now.

My mom went thru it with such strength that she didn't really fully feel the loss until a year later. But she is getting through this and your mom (and you) will too. Hugs and prayers!

Knittings Nice! said...

Losing ones parents is so so hard at whatever age. I lost my darling Mum Sunday 27th June she was 86 and passed from senile dementia. I miss her so teribly even though she hadn't known whom I was for the last few years. My heart aches and literally hurts, so I send my thoughts to you across the pond and like you I share my memories of my Mum. So many odd little things have happened since she passed...they're like little reminders teeling me "don't worry I'm still around you"...and I know dep down she is, I am choking up yet again typing this so will go...take care. Teresa

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My parents both recently passed away.I know what the grief feels like. Gentle healings.

The Country Nest said...

Cynthia,
My deepest sympathy.....nothing replaces a Dad and only time helps the pain ease.
Huge Hugs,
Donna

Michelle said...

Oh Cynthia, I'm so sorry. :( This brought tears to my eyes. Your father looks so very sweet in that chair. I'm glad he was able to make it there before he passed...that is a blessing for sure. I couldn't be home when my father passed away and it saddens me to this day. You have some wonderful memories that will live on forever in your heart and soul. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. xoxo

All things nice... said...

Cynthia,

So sorry to hear about your father, I hope you and your family are ok. Just remember all the good times you spent together and remember he will always be watching over you in everything you do.

All things nice...

Fatima -Scrapart said...

So sorry for your loss. Prayers , God bless. Fatima Scrapart

Adrienne said...

Dear Cynthia - I am so sorry you lost your dear father. My prayers are with you and your family. I lost my wonderful father seven years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him. What a 'blessing' you had to have those moments with your father. I treasure the last days with mine and I'm sure you will always hold that time close in your heart.
Hugs,
~Adrienne~

Lynda said...

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your precious father, Cynthia. What a beautiful testament to your Dad.

Catherine Holman said...

Cynthia,
So sorry for your loss. Your post brought tears to my eyes as I remembered the loss of my own father. God bless you and your family.
Hugs,
Catherine

Erin said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

The sewing room said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time sending you big hugs Pat.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Cynthia, this is my first visit here, I came via Chocolate and Marmalade Tea. I am truly sorry for you and your families loss. You are very fortunate to have a father as caring and loving as he sounds. You are also fortunate to have been able to be with your father, and able to express to him how dear he was to you.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Janet said...

What a loving tribute to your Father; I have tears in my eyes. Please know my thoughts are with you and your Mother. Take care.

Janet

sunshine said...

I am so sorry Cynthia.
My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

((Hugs))
Laura

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Cynthia,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. Sounds like you had a wonderful relationship. You were very blessed to have such a wonderful dad. Warm thoughts and prayers are coming your way.

Denise said...

Cynthia,
I'm so sorry for your loss.
I miss my Daddy every day and He has been gone 15 years now.
We are lucky to have had such amazing men for fathers!
My prayers are with you
~Hug's~
Denise

Missy said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Always remember the great time you shared on and hold on deeply to those memories. That is what keeps me going with loss of my mom, dad and both brothers. You wouldnt believe how smells, songs, and other little things bring back some sweet memories. God Bless

Rebecca said...

I'm soooo very sorry for your loss my friend. My heart is heavy for you. I will be lifting you and your Momma...you entire family up to the Most High for peace and grace during this time.

Blessing and love from my heart to yours~

Rebecca

greta said...

Cynthia: So sorry for your loss. You will continue to have wonderful memories of your father to help you through these tough times. Greta

Shelia said...

Dear Cynthia! My heart is breaking for you at this news. What a tribute to your loving father and how wonderful to have such a wonderful relationship with him. You'll have all of your loving memories of him. I was a Daddy's girl too and mine went to Heaven December 17, 1997. I think of him every day.
You and your family will be in my prayers.
Blessings,
Shelia

Dawn Gahan said...

Cynthia, such a sad sad loss, yet such a celebration of a man who touched many and loved you so dearly.

In prayer for your grief,
Dawn

Elyse said...

oh cynthia,

i'm so sorry. but i am grateful for you all that your parents were able to make the move to be near you and get settled. it's almost like your dad just knew to hang on until your mom was taken care of.

how special to have such nice moments and memories of your dad's recent days.

thinking of you, sweetie, and sending the biggest and warmest bunches of hugs.

xo
elyse

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Sending my deepest sympathy. How wonderful to have that time with your Dad before he passed on.
Deb

Evelyn said...

Dear Cynthia, So sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Losing your Dad is very bad but have comfort in knowing he is still with you in spirit watching over all of you. Such a touching and heartfelt tribute. I pray that the Lord will make your grieving time short.
Blessings on you all.

Charlene said...

Cynthia,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your father sounded like a wonderful man. I lost my beloved Daddy in March so I know how heartbreaking it is to give them up. I will be thinking of you.

Charlene

Pearl said...

Dear Cynthia, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Your father sounds just like my father, he is 76 years old. I love my Father dearly like you loved yours. Bless you sweet
heart in your time of loss and celebration. Hugs,Pearl

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Cynthia, I am so very sorry about the sudden passing of your sweet Dad. I love the picture you posted of him! And what a precious post. You were so blessed to have had such a wonderful father and to have had the time with him right at the end when he came to live with you. You will cherish that time with him so much. I am praying for you at his time that God will give you strength during this sad time in your life. May God give you peace as well to deal with the loss of your father. I love the quote you posted and I added it to my quote book. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love & blessings from NC!

Pauline said...

Dear Cynthia, my heartfelt sympathies to your and your family at this time.

With God's blessings

Juniper Hill Antiques said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I lost my dad a couple of years ago and know the pain. The quality time you spent with your dad will give you strength to carry on, I had a similar experience and carry the warm memory with me knowing that he loved me dearly as I loved him. Please feel the warm embrace of your family around you and in time you will be able to smile again with happy memories.
Please take care, so happy you have your mom with you at this time.
Linda

Vera said...

im so sorry for you....big hug!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Cynthia, I am so sorry! I can't imagine the hurt in your heart right now. Reading this post helps me realize what a very special man he was, and much he meant to you and your family. I wish you my heartfelt sympathy. July a few years ago I said good bye to my dad. Just can't put the heartbreak into words. My sympathies to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for you loss but at the same time what a blessing that you got to spend his last days together. Keeping you and your Mom in my prayers.
Victoria

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Cynthia,
I am so sorry to learn of your dear fathers passing. It's like he knew...and he wanted to be with you. What a blessing to have these wonderful memories that you shared with him near the end. My heart goes out to you and your family. Maura

Cathy K said...

My heart aches for you - I’ve lost my mother and know thehurt that never leaves; dulls a bit, but doesn’t leave. But that’s a good thing! What a wonderful father he must have been! Your tribute was touching and beautiful. Hugs, Cathy K

marypoppins said...

blog very nice!!
Mary from italy

Corners of My Life said...

Your tribute to your father was amazing. Your mom is so lucky to have such a caring/supportive daughter to help her carry on. My prayers are with you both.

suz said...

I am so sad to hear about the loss of your Dad. I understand your feelings, my Dad left us 10 years ago and I miss him every day. You were fortunate to have him near at the end. You, your Mom and all your family are in our prayers.

Monica@The White Bench said...

Cynthia, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this sad moment. Your Dad will be always with you!!
Big hugs,
Monicaxx.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. My Dad passed away 5 years ago on July 31st and I still miss him greatly.

A Dad is the first man a little girl falls in love with. He teaches her so many life lessons along the way, yet life itself doesn't prepare us to say goodbye to the ones that loved us first.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Kay - North Central TX

Claudia said...

I was very touched when reading your post - your father would have loved you even more could he read your loving words. I am sure you were the best daughter he could have, and he was aware of it.
My sympathy to your mother and your family
from Berlin
Claudia

Morning Glory Cottage said...

I am terribly sorry for your loss. What a great blessing that you got to spend so much time with him before he passed.
hugs~ Amanda

mary said...

Cynthia, You will always have your Dad in your heart. Precious memories. So very sorry for your loss. So glad your Mom is there with you and you are there with her.
mary

Tracy said...

Cynthia, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.
Tracy

Kit said...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Kit

Mary Ellen said...

Cynthia I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious father. I lost my daddy almost 6 years ago now and still miss him so.
Praying that you will feel Jesus arms of love and comfort around you during this sorrowful time.

bee blessed
mary

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Fathers are precious and yours sounds extraordinary. I still miss my dad every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeannette said...

Cynthia dear I AM SO SO sorry and sad for you. I am glad that you did get to say what you needed to your Dad and you had that time together; I'm sure he passed with his heart filled with joy and love!! No matter how strong your Mom is she definitely needs you - timing in life is everything and this move back home was meant to be. I am thinking of you and wish you peace and joy in your memories. My best to your Mom also! Hugs - Sincerely, Jeannette

Carolyn said...

I am sorry for your loss but glad you had those last weeks together.

Take care,
Carolyn

eva said...

Dear Cynthia,

I'm really sorry to hear about your Dad, your posting really touch me. I pray that your Dad is happy now in Heaven. I pray that you and your mom will get Strength, just remember that God is good all the time. He will give you all the things that you need.

Rhondi said...

Dear Cyntia
I am so sad to hear of your Father's death, but happy that to spend lots of time with your father before his passing. What a comfort to your Mother to have just moved near you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. His picture illustrates the words you have written. Memories are such comfort. Take care.

Storybook Woods said...

Dear Cynthia, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are blessed to have had such a wonderful, dear father. Clarice

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Dear Cynthia,
Although I am just visiting your blog for the first time I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Sincerely, Laura

Pauline said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss - I will be praying for you!

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

My thoughts and blessings are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your heart will hurt for a while but your father's love will always be with you.

NanaDiana said...

Cynthia- I just found your blog by chance. I have to tell you that losing a loving father is he worst. I lost my own when I was 21 and he my best champion. How fortunate you were to have him spend his last days with you. I think he probably came home just to be with you-those that are slipping from this life often are moved to "come home". And, now ultimately, he has "come home" and, I believe, that you will find him there someday. God bless you, my dear. Know that there will be some really bad days and some really good days and that it will "hit you" hard when you least expect it

cottage farm villa said...

Cynthia,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I know how excited you were when you posted that your mom and dad were moving close to you after so many years of living far away. I love the sentiment you ended your post with. It is so very true.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Cynthia,
Big hugs for you, your Mom and your family.I know this is a very hard time for you all. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
The picture of your Dad is so sweet.
Take care, Elizabeth

MommaHensCoop said...

I sit here with tears in my eyes. The love he must have felt before his passing. How peaceful.

Anonymous said...

Cynthia,I can relate I lost my daddy almost 11 months ago. I miss him everyday. It sounds like you had a wonderful dad as well and I know you thank God for that. May you cherish the time with your mom. I live in CO and my mom Lives in TX so I'm trying to move her up here. May God bless you and know I'll be praying for you and your family. Leisa

Aubrey said...

I'm really sorry for your great loss! I'm happy for you, you were able to spend time with him before he went. I pray God brings peace and comfort to you!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Thinking about you during these painful days. Just thought you might want to know.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss

Jeannette

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You were so blessed to have such a man as your father. Helen Keller said it all and said it so well.
Love,
Mona

Country girl said...

So sorry to hear about your father. I feel he wanted your mom to be nearby so that she would be alright. Nothing like losing a parent. I miss my parents so much. Try to grab as much time as you can with your mother.

Patti said...

Blessings to you Cynthia, and to your family. How loving and dear your sweet dad was... you wrote an endearing tribute to him. Blessings to your lovely mother, as well.

YaYa's Little House said...

My heart is full of sadness for you and your family, I lost my daddy a year ago and I cry for him everyday, you are in my heart and my prayers. Lisa

Shanda said...

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family during this very sad time. Your dad sounds so wonderful and lovely and I could feel what a great man he was and your love for him in you post.
Hugs,
Shanda

Ruthann said...

Hello dear Cynthia, I am so very sorry for your loss of such a special daddy. I'm praying prayers of comfort for you and your family. I'm glad he had those few weeks back at home with you and that you had the opportunity to shower him with love. I can tell by the sweet words you wrote that you had such a special relationship...what a blessing. Wish I could give you a big hug.
Warmly,
Ruthann

Sharon said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Reading your story brought tears to my eyes - your Dad and my Dad must have been men cut from the same cloth. It's been 5 yrs now since my Dad "went home" and my heart still aches. Please know that I'll be covering your family in prayer. I hope you can feel the "cyber" hugs that are being sent your way.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Cynthia. How blessed you and I are to have those special memories, that can never be taken from us, of our wonderful fathers. I count it a blessing each day that my dad is still living...for however much longer the Lord deems.

May God's "peace that passes all understanding" be yours, your mom's, and the rest of your family's.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
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Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Cynthia,
I am so sorry for your loss, What a beautiful tribute to his life, I was so touched. Much prayers going your way.
Sue

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Cynthia,
I am just now reading about your dad. So sorry for your loss.
Dawn

Gretchen said...

Cynthia,

I'm finally using this rainy day in South Carolina to catch up on some of my favorite blogs. I was so sorry to read about your father's passing. Their is nothing as special as a father's love for his daughter. I know you will miss him forever but you can now celebrate his life with your mother.

Hugs, Gretchen
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