Sunday, July 13, 2008

Quick Update on My Dad

Here is a picture of my mom & dad on their wedding day; July 11, 1957... Joan & Hunter. Look how happy they were. How young, beautiful, healthy, strong. And oh so wonderfully hopeful for their new life together as Mr. and Mrs. R.

At 6:08am on July 12, 2008, my father passed away very peacefully with a hospice nurse by his side (thank you Daisy for being there w/ him when he passed). He was 83.

I have so much I want to say about my dad but I am really just too out of it right now to even focus properly. Losing both parents in just under a year is pretty sucky. What more can I say about that? Even though in many ways, I've been sans parents for nearly a decade, the REALITY of their both being gone is starting to hit me. And frankly, it's hitting me rather hard, which I didn't expect.

I will certainly post a far more suitable tribute to my Pop very soon. But until I can muster up the energy to do so, I'll simply say...

Goodbye Daddy. I love you & I will miss you always! Your daughter, Cheryl ~

9 comments:

iandrea said...

It's always tough to loose a parent,
I lost my dad 7 years ago to pancreatic cancer, and while there are really no words that can mitigate your pain, just remember this, its gets easier, lean on your family and friends and remember that your parents never really die, they remain alive in us, in what we do, and of course in the sweet memories that are forever etched in our brains.

hugs,
Iandrea :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Cher:

I"m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. As you say, it totally sucks, and there are no words that I can say/write that will give you the comfort that you are seeking. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love, Kristynlrdriyk

A Mama's Blog (Heather) said...

You have my deepest sympathy. I am so, so, sorry.

I think that is a beautiful picture of your parents. They are an attractive couple, and I have to say, looking at the picture you have of your daughter with you on the sidebar of your blog, I think she looks a lot like your Dad.

I hope you can see your dad and your mom in your daughter, and she will always carry a part of them with her, as you will too.

Please be kind to yourself, and let yourself grieve if you need to. Let us know how your are holding up.

I'm sending you lots of peaceful thoughts.

Thomas said...

Much love and light to you, Cheryl, as you go through this difficult time.

Please understand, though, that you will most assuredly see both your parents again one day. Life is eternal.

Amy Guth said...

Thinking of you today and in the tough days ahead. ((love and hugs))

Busy Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Rudy said...

I'm sorry about your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

iandrea said...

It's always tough to loose a parent,
I lost my dad 7 years ago to pancreatic cancer, and while there are really no words that can mitigate your pain, just remember this, its gets easier, lean on your family and friends and remember that your parents never really die, they remain alive in us, in what we do, and of course in the sweet memories that are forever etched in our brains.

hugs,
Iandrea :)

Busy Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.