Friday, May 26, 2017

My Sad News

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I hate having to say that my dad passed away 2 days ago. He was 90 years old so he did live to a ripe age. However, I just wasn't ready to this to happen. He had been in declining health. He had had a stroke a few years ago and just wasn't the same after that. But, he was still with us.

A few days ago, he woke up at 2AM and my mom thought he was acting strangely. He couldn't walk properly and may have had a seizure. He was unresponsive after that. An ambulance was called and he was admitted to the hospital. A few hours late, he was gone. So fast. I'm so glad he didn't suffer but it's just hard to accept.

My dad was a custom tailor. It was through him that I developed a love of sewing. When my dad had difficult times, he always turned to his sewing machine. I'm hoping my sewing/quilting will do the same for me. The funeral is tomorrow and I'm hoping I get through it okay. Then, I'm going to sew and thank my dad for passing his ability to sew onto me. I think it would be the most fitting tribute to him. 

By the way, that picture is from May 13, 1984. I can't believe it's been so long. 

24 comments:

  1. I am so so sorry. My condolences to you and your family. (((Hugs)))

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  2. What a beautiful photo - a real memory to treasure. I hope the funeral goes well and gives you a helpful way to celebrate who he was. Whenever I miss my Mum & Dad too painfully I try to remind myself that I take 50% of each of them wherever I go xx

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    1. Sarah, such a nice way of looking at this. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss, Rosemary. It is so difficult losing a parent...I hope your talent for sewing and your warm memories will fill your heart when you remember him...hugsx2 Julierose

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    1. Thanks so much, Julierose. I did a little hand sewing today and thought of my dad.

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  4. My deepest condolences, Rosemary.

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    1. Thanks, Em. Thank you for being there for me.

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  5. I'm so very sorry for your loss Rosemary.

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  6. I am so sorry, Rosemary. My mother had strokes, and she was never really with us after the first one, even though, she was there. We can never be ready for the death of a parent. I send my best wishes to you and your family in this difficult time.

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    1. That sounds very much like my dad. He was physically present but not his old self. But he was still with us. Thank you for your kind words.

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  7. I send my condolences to you. My dad is 91 and is somewhat frail and I am lucky to still have him so far. Mom turns 90 in a few weeks and is frail too and I realize that things could change suddenly.

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    1. Thanks, Connie. I always told myself once they reach a certain age, anything can happen. It's just so hard to accept. I wish your parents many more years of good health.

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  8. Rosemary, I'm so very sorry to read that your Dad has passed away. Yes, it was good that he had 90 years but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with the loss. I lost my Dad when he was 90, I know how you will be feeling.
    Take care of yourself.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment, Maureen. think it's going to take me awhile to adjust. I knew it could happen anytime and yet, when it did happen, I was so unprepared.

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  9. so so sorry for your loss Rosemary. take comfort in the fact that a little piece of him will always be with you in your love of sewing. take care and cherish the memories. no one can take them away.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. I appreciate your kind words. I'm hoping to sew a little bit and hope it helps me.

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  10. I am sorry to read this Rosemary....sending you love and best wishes ... I hope you get through tomorrow ok and hope the warm memories you have of him help you through the tough times [plus your sewing machine of course :-)].

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    1. Thanks so much, Raewyn. I survived the funeral and now must adjust to life without my dad. I think sewing would be the best therapy and I'm sure my dad would agree.

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  11. Oh I'm so sorry for your loss Rosemary. You have your own personal guardian angel watching over you in heaven. May the good memories bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    1. Tammy, such comforting words! Thank you so much. I'm just taking one day at a time.

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