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exhausted lady posted 7/14/2013 02:17 AM

I wanted to come on here and let you all know that my father lost his battle with cancer/MRSA on Tuesday afternoon. He died at 3:45.

But, he died in his own home, surrounded by his family. We all had our hands holding him as he went. It was peaceful, calm, and a blessing that he is no longer suffering. We were able to fulfill his wishes and one of the last things he told me was that I was "doing a good job". High praise from a man of few words but a man of much love.

My heart is heavy, but my soul is light because I know he is no longer in pain, and we let him go freely, with no loose ends. I even got to fix him a shrimp dinner for the last meal he ate (I didn't know it would be his last at the time).

The world is a poorer place without the him, but he is at peace and no longer suffering. For that, I am grateful.

I'll be back later. I just wanted my SI peeps to know he had passed, and passed as he wished. Love to you all.

HeavyE posted 7/14/2013 02:43 AM

My deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 7/14/2013 03:26 AM

(((exhausted lady)))

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

authenticnow posted 7/14/2013 05:29 AM


I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

Too_Trusting posted 7/14/2013 06:23 AM

I am so very sorry, exhausted. My thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with you and your family.

cass posted 7/14/2013 06:34 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss.

(((exhausted lady)))

Bluebird26 posted 7/14/2013 06:37 AM

I'm sorry ((exhausted lady))

Kajem posted 7/14/2013 06:51 AM

(((((exhausted lady)))))

nowiknow23 posted 7/14/2013 08:13 AM

((((exhausted lady and family)))) So sorry for your loss.

jrc1963 posted 7/14/2013 08:32 AM

I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm glad your father is in peace now.

cayc posted 7/14/2013 08:58 AM


Chrysalis123 posted 7/14/2013 09:10 AM

(((((exhausted Lady))))))

jo2love posted 7/14/2013 09:37 AM

(((((exhausted lady)))))

I'm so sorry for your loss.

sad12008 posted 7/14/2013 10:02 AM

(((exhausted lady & family)))

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a gift and testimony to your dad that you were all with him at the end. I sure that helped give him a sense of peace.

Relief from suffering is a blessing indeed, however it is not easy to say the final goodbye I know.

Tred posted 7/14/2013 10:04 AM

(((exhausted lady)))
My heartfelt condolences.

FaithFool posted 7/14/2013 10:23 AM

(((exhausted lady))) Lucky man to have everyone with him at home in the end.

Big hugs. I know it is a relief but it leaves a big hole in your world when they move on from here.

He will always be with you though.

Threnody posted 7/14/2013 10:56 AM

((( el )))

I wish peace for you and your family.

inconnu posted 7/14/2013 12:17 PM

(((el))) keeping you in my thoughts. so sorry for your loss.

Sad in AZ posted 7/14/2013 13:27 PM

I'm so sorry EL; I'm glad that you are celebrating his life, though. (((((exhausted lady)))))

deeplysad posted 7/14/2013 13:28 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss, but I understand the peace that comes from knowing that your loved one is no longer suffering.

((((exhausted lady))))

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