10 September 2012

Goodbye dad

My dad passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning.

I was with him, with my mum and two of my brothers, from Friday 3.30 p.m. until half past midnight when we left mum so she could get some sleep and spend the night with dad.

He died just after 4.00 a.m.

I felt crap that we had left mum for just a few hours.

I spent a lot of time on Saturday sitting in dad's room with him and the family - chatting and laughing.

I found that strange. I couldn't laugh whilst we were waiting for the undertakers to come.

I guess we all react differently.

It also occurred to me that this was the first time I had been with all my siblings in the same room for years.

Back at home later on Saturday I went through the photo albums.

I found these....


But only this one of me and my dad...
Back home I dug out my wedding album and blew off the dust to find these...

I will be going back to that church soon to say goodbye again.

Sleep peacefully dad.

x x x

 

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26 comments

  1. So sorry for your loss, those are some really lovely pictures. Sending hugs and cake your way. xxxxx

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  2. Really sorry for your loss, I hope you are okay and have all the support you need. Big hugs.

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  3. Such beautiful pictures. He looks genuinely proud amd happy. I saw my dad today, I thought of you and have him an extra big cuddle. Much love xxxx

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  4. So sorry for your loss. Hope you and your family get all the love and support you need through this hard time x

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  5. Lovely post Viv. I'm sure you and your siblings made your Dad proud. Pass my wishes on them and your Mum.
    Marieke

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  6. Lovely post, your Dad looks so proud in your wedding photo's and really happy. You look totally beautiful so he had a lot to be proud and happy of.

    Don't feel crap that you left your Mum for a few hours I am sure she doesn't. It is lovely you were chatting and laughing I am sure that is what your Dad would want to hear.

    You take care x

    Lots of love and hugs x x x x

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  7. I've heard that people often wait to die until the family has left them alone or with the one they are closest too. I don't know if there is any intention of reason for this but nurses in hospices say that it happens like this, so don't feel crap. I'm sorry for your loss and sending love xxx.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Sending big hugs to all your family xxx

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  9. Sorry for your loss. Your Dad looked so proud of you on your wedding day. Sending a big hug. Xxx

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  10. Sorry for your loss. Your Dad looked so proud of you on your wedding day. Sending a big hug. Xxx

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  11. oh lovely, he waited for you to return x he knew you wanted to say goodbye x

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  12. I'm so sorry Viv, I hope you're doing ok x

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  13. So sad to read about your Dad.x

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  14. So sorry to hear about your loss Viv. Your pictures are beautiful and capture so many precious moments. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. xxx

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  15. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, just heartbreaking. My thoughts are with you & your family.

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  16. What a lovely post. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, I pray that you find comfort and that your Dad does indeed 'sleep peacefully'. Mourning is a strange time and I do believe it can be a rather significant and special time between siblings. I hope that is so for you.

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  17. I am very sorry to hear of your loss - a really beautiful and touching post. X.

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  18. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

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  19. Beautiful photos Viv you're all in my thoughts lots of love xxx

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  20. What wonderful photographs. He looked like a lovely man. Take comfort in your memories... Emma xx

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  21. I am very sorry to hear about your father. He looks and sounds like such a cutie. Nice to meet ya girly!!! You have a great blog here keep it up!!
    xox
    Ash@ABpetite
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  22. Honey just wanted to say I'm thinking of ya. So sorry for your loss.

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