My Dad raised his hand and took Jesus' to walk to heaven yesterday morning.
He had been slowly slipping downhill in the last two weeks.
Wednesday Hospice nurses brought out a hospital bed and oxygen.
We decided to put the bed out in the dining room where he could be surrounded by
He got a lot of visitors in his last days.
My aunt Judy and cousins Korie and Kelly came up
from Bakersfield to see him.
We were comforted by a couple visions my Dad had in the last week.
He kept seeing a boat coming, which he acknowledged had Jesus aboard.
He also told me he was 'meandering' down a path. I asked him if he saw a garden....
he nodded :-)
We've made all the arrangements for a memorial service
which will be on Saturday, August 30th at 11 am.
It will be a celebration of his life!
So sorry for your lost.. Sounds like he had family and friends to be with him as he left this world for a better one. we should all be so blessed.ReplyDelete
Our deepest sympathies.ReplyDelete
Jim and Linda
Our best to your family. A celebration of life is a wonderful tribute!ReplyDelete
Your father knew that he was surrounded by love and helped him to understand that his work here on earth was complete.ReplyDelete
Now that same love will help those he left behind to carry on in his physical absence and by holding A Celebration of Life will take away all the pain.
Our prayers for your father and the ones he loved.
It's about time.
Sorry for your loss. I know that you will miss him. My dad passed away over 20 years ago and there's not a day goes by that I don't think about him some. It keeps his spirit alive. You will do the same no doubt.ReplyDelete
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
So sad to hear that your dad passed, but he is certainly in a better place now. Your presence in his last days surely help ease his transition. We will keep you all in our prayers for strength and peace in the lonely days ahead without him.ReplyDelete
Sad to hear this news, but glad you were there for you parents in their time of need. A memorial service that celebrates his life is a special tribute. It makes me smile to know he saw a Garden:o) All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
Very sad to hear the news about your dad. Thankfully he was surrounded by family, friends and had a beautiful place to transition and acknowledge those around him. Hospice is a blessing to have help out. Our condolences.ReplyDelete
We're so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Laurel. That it was in the way he chose is such a blessing. Our hearts are with you & your family.ReplyDelete
Sorry for your loss Laurie. Your father is at peace now, but it doesn't make it any easier for those left behind. My dad's been gone for over seven years now, and I still miss him. Take care of yourself and please express our condolences to your mom as well.ReplyDelete
How nice that his last days on the earth were spent with friends, loved ones and being able to look outside at the birds,etc. We should all be so lucky to have such tender care in our final moments. God bless.ReplyDelete
Our deepest sympathies and condolences for you and your family, Laurie. God bless you and your family.ReplyDelete
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. We both lost ours many years ago and it certainly is a difficult thing. Please give our best to your Mom.ReplyDelete
My deepest condolences to you and your family.ReplyDelete
I feel badly, am sending condolences to you, your dad's family and friends, and prayed...ReplyDelete
So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and all of your family.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you.ReplyDelete
Losing a parent is so hard. Continued prayers for you and your mom.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you could be there for your father's last days and his passing. I know it gave great comfort to him and to your mother. Having lost my mother to ALS when she was only 64, I know how hard losing a parent is. But still I think losing a spouse of so many years is probably much more difficult. My heart goes out to your mother and to you.ReplyDelete
Sorry for your lose and God BlessReplyDelete
I am sure having you home was a great comfort to him. You are in our prayers.ReplyDelete
It is a sad, sad day when we must day good-by to our fathers. Our prayers go out to you and your family in these coming days of adjustment. Hugs....ReplyDelete
You are all in our thoughts and prayers!ReplyDelete
Laurie-you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I hope that knowing your dad is at peace brings you and your mom some peace.ReplyDelete
Prayers to you and your family. Glad you could be with them through this.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. It sound like he was ready and waiting for his boat home. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate his life here and his going home.ReplyDelete