Friday, May 15, 2015

This one's for you, dad.

I wanted my first post on my new blog to be dedicated to my father, who passed away on May, 5, 2015, after a two year battle with cancer.

He was a great role model and my hero.

Excerpt from my journal 5/4/15:

Today, I shall be sad.  Stepping out of time, watching my father's labored breathing, the rattling sounds coming from his chest.  The signs are there of his inevitable passing from his physical body.
My father was present for my birth into this world, it is only right that I be here for this.  How do I say goodbye to someone I've known and loved my whole life?  I've only known my life with him in it.

Today, I shall be brave, for my mom, for my family.  Help them do what needs to be done.  I am wrapped in grief.  It drowns every cell in my body with it's keening.  I love my dad and will miss him more than words can express.

Godspeed, dad!


3 comments:

  1. Losing a parent is so hard. Blessings on your journey.

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  2. What a wonderful way to remember your Dad. I lost mine over 10 years ago and still miss him.

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  3. Yes, a very fitting way to honour your dad. Much love to you X

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