Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'll miss him greatly




I had a big change in my life the night of my last post. One I didn't expect to happen for at least 20 years from now. My Dad suddenly passed away. We're still not sure of the cause of death but I'm thankful it was painless, quick, and he was with my Mom.

It's been a very difficult week and I'm sure things will get harder over the next year as I have my "firsts" without Dad. I'm thankful for the wonderful memories I have and that we were able to travel together just this last June. This photo is us at the Irish Times Pub in Victoria BC for Fathers Day just a few months ago. We had such a fun evening filled with laughs, good food, and great music.

I'm headed on my preplanned vacation to Maui where I'll take the time to myself to greive. Hawaii was one of my Dads favorite places to be and I know I'll feel close to him there. Last time I was there was with him and my Mom so I'll have fresh memories of him doing what he loved.

15 comments:

Hilmarose said...

I am soooo very sorry for your loss. Words will not take away the pain... I am acquainted with it all to well... But please let yourself grieve... don't hold it in.
I wish I could give you a big hug! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I'm so sorry...so glad that you have such beautiful memories!

mochamama said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad! Keep the good memories in your heart always!

Angie Tieman said...

Sarah, so sorry for your loss. I've really been thinkig of you and sending prayers your way. Hope you have a peaceful, restful time in Hawaii and stay healthy and strong. Hugs!

Nancy Riley said...

{{{Sarah}}}} Hugs and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Pat S. said...

Oh, Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your dad.
My dad went really fast and unexpected too.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom.

Arcticstamper said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
-Darleia

Welcome! said...

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. The memories of your Dad will forever be in your heart. You were lucky he was a great part of your life for this way you have no regrets like "I should have spent more time with him" etc. My prayers are with you. I hope you had a lovely time in Maui reminising about your Dad. Enjoy life because it's too short and your Dad would want you to be happy.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom suddenly 2years ago. My daughter just moved to college. There always seems to be something that is an important occasion that I know my Mom would have been a part of. It doesn't hurt as much as it did, but she is still greatly missed. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Lorien Clark said...

(((Hugs))) I am so sorry for your loss.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry to hear about our loss. I can understand what you are going through, I lost my Dad suddenly 3 yrs. ago.
My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

Pearlann66 said...

so sorry for you loss.
I lost my dad 13 years ago as of 8/2 and whether it be sudden or expected (mine died of cancer so we saw it coming) you will always have your memories. We still talk about my dad like he was just with us yesterday!!!
Hugz to you and your family

AJ said...

hugs Sarah- hope you are doing well!!!
Just wanted you to know I was thinking of ya~
;)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Oh my gosh I'm so so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I'm sending lot's of hugs your way.

Renee

Veronica B. said...

I was so sorry to read about the passing of you father. May you find comfort in your memories.