Topic: The End
Member # 30217
| Posted: 2:17 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
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.
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Posts: 3171 | Registered: Nov 2010 | From: Colorado
Member # 19333
| Posted: 2:43 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
My deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
You can't change the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
Posts: 9615 | Registered: Apr 2008 | From: Birthplace of America's Music
Member # 18449
| Posted: 3:26 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Posts: 12204 | Registered: Mar 2008
Member # 16024
| Posted: 5:29 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
I'm so sorry for your family's loss.
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Posts: 50678 | Registered: Sep 2007
Member # 99
| Posted: 6:23 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
I am so very sorry, exhausted.
My thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with you and your family.
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Posts: 2991 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: North Carolina
Member # 24261
| Posted: 6:34 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
I'm so sorry for your loss.
DDay - April 2008
Me - 57 and doing great, alone.
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Posts: 5071 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: UK
Member # 36445
| Posted: 6:37 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
I'm sorry ((exhausted lady))
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Posts: 1530 | Registered: Aug 2012 | From: Australia
Member # 36134
| Posted: 6:51 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
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Posts: 6677 | Registered: Jul 2012 | From: Florida
Member # 33226
| Posted: 8:13 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
((((exhausted lady and family)))) So sorry for your loss.
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Posts: 36886 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 26531
| Posted: 8:32 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm glad your father is in peace now.
Me: BSO - 48
Him: FWSO - 70
DS - 14
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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Posts: 25615 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
Member # 21964
| Posted: 8:58 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
Posts: 3446 | Registered: Dec 2008 | From: Mexico
Member # 27148
| Posted: 9:10 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
Someone I once loved gave me/ a box full of darkness/ It took me years to understand/ That this, too, was a gift. - Mary Oliver
Posts: 3880 | Registered: Jan 2010
Member # 31528
| Posted: 9:37 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Posts: 45993 | Registered: Mar 2011
Member # 18179
| Posted: 10:02 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
(((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.
You can't fill a cup with no bottom.
Posts: 4129 | Registered: Feb 2008 | From: a new start together
Member # 34086
| Posted: 10:04 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
My heartfelt condolences.
Married: 18 years (14 @JFO)
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Posts: 5048 | Registered: Dec 2011
Member # 20150
| Posted: 10:23 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
(((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.
DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire
Posts: 19785 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
Member # 1558
| Posted: 10:56 AM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
((( el )))
I wish peace for you and your family.
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Posts: 14290 | Registered: Jun 2003 | From: Middle-of-Diddly, TX
Member # 24518
| Posted: 12:17 PM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
(((el))) keeping you in my thoughts. so sorry for your loss.
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Posts: 12646 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartof, Texas
|Sad in AZ|
Member # 24239
| Posted: 1:27 PM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
I'm so sorry EL; I'm glad that you are celebrating his life, though. (((((exhausted lady)))))
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Posts: 23614 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Southern New Mexico
Member # 16590
| Posted: 1:28 PM, July 14th (Sunday), 2013|
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.
Me: BW - I'm much too young to feel this damn old
Him: FWH - Midlife crisis with a pathetic porn wannabe
D-Day: August 2004; Lots of false R until February 2005.
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Posts: 3363 | Registered: Oct 2007 | From: So Calif
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