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Update on dad.

Well this has been the longest two days of my life but all eight of us kids are here surrounding poor dad while he waits to go on the last trip of his life. The angels will be so happy with this man. THey will be gaining a howling sense of humor, a big heart filled with love for not only family but friends. They will be rejoicing and playing trumpets to announce his arrival. I have a very religious brother and he's made this transition so easy. It's going to be sad when he leaves, but we're more prepared because of Dan. He's a wonderful man that deals with death weekly and has a different outlook on it. He tells me his heart is filled with joy and happiness at the idea of dad having a new place to take his stories that we all know and love. What a nice way to look at things. So, my friends, I am not doing too badly. I was a mess but we're doing pretty good and await the grief to hit. But we will have a celebration to go over his life. We hope he doesn';t have to suffer long. He's not responsive, so we just talk to him and tell him what he has meant to us and what our life will be like without him in it. Sadness and joy. That sums it up pretty much. I hope you are all well.

Hugs, Patt


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Jun. 2nd, 2013 05:44 am (UTC)
Love and hugs and keeping you in my thoughts *massive hugs*
Jun. 2nd, 2013 06:48 am (UTC)
Waiting like that... I can only imagine what it's like. But I like your brother's - well, cheerful outlook. (((hugs)))
Jun. 2nd, 2013 08:41 am (UTC)
I've had to sit that vigil myself, its not easy. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

*big hugs*
Jun. 2nd, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
God Bless! The most perfect transition is the one you are providing for your father - surrounded by love here and waiting for him there.

The thing that bothers us the most is the fear of pain or discomfort. He is probably ready to move on, but loves his family so much. So cherish the time you have with him and celebrate his life.
Jun. 2nd, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
I love your attitude. That makes something like this a tiny bit easier to take. You'll always miss him, and him you, but it sounds like he'll leave surrounded by love and support...none of us can really hope for any more than that.
Jun. 2nd, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you, Patt xx
Jun. 2nd, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, Pat, I'm sorry to hear that his time has come, but happy that you have such a strong family to help carry you through this.

Hugs galore.

Jun. 2nd, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
{{{Hugs}}} Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Jun. 2nd, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
Dan's way of looking at death is a lovely one. I'm glad you have your siblings with you. {{{hugs}}}
Jun. 3rd, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
*hugs you tight*
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