Sunday, April 30, 2017

4/30/17

Dad at a fashion show a few years ago.

We all knew this day was coming but it doesn't make it any easier. We lost my dad this week. He was 96 years old. My parents have been married for 68 years. My mom won't know what to do without him.

In a way it was a relief since he was really suffering. It was so hard to bear. He had always been so sharp and strong. Watching a parent decline is about the worst thing I can think of. My dad was always there for us and always trying fo fix anything and everything that was wrong.

He will be so incredibly missed. We will all have to learn how to live without him.

Rest dad.

xoxox

11 comments:

Connie Rose said...

I'm so sorry about your dad...my condolences, and may he rest in peace. xx

Caterina Giglio said...

Just wanted to stop by and send you my deepest condolences, It is never easy even when they are suffering. The death of a parent brings out so much emotion and causes such deep reflection. I hope you will have time to create and pour your feelings out into your beautiful art. xx

Evelyn said...

I'm so sorry you lost your dad, very sad. I lost my dad too just over 4 years ago and understand the wrench. Thinking of you...

artybecca said...

Sad news. Hugs to you and your mom.

Denise Spillane said...

My heart goes out to you. Losing a parent is like the world went sideways. Much love and healing to you, your mom and family.

Gina said...

So sorry for your loss xxx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm so sorry to hear your father has passed. I went through that many years ago and know how hard it is. We lost Terry's father last year after he went through much suffering. He was 92 and I loved him as I did my own father. I really think it is easier when they are in their 90s. My dad was 72.

Best wishes and prayers for your strength in this sorrowful time.
xx, Carol

Wendy Watson said...

Yes, at 96 she was still my mother and the decline started so quickly . . . I think she decided it was time. I'm sorry for you loss and for your mother's even more so.

Robbie said...

So easy for us to say we are sorry for your loss...unless you have lost a parent you can't really relate. I/we are truly sorry for your loss...but you do have some wonderful memories to look back on.

Laura Chalifoux said...

Roberta - I am so sorry; my heartfelt condolences. Such a painful experience to watch a loved one suffer. Your dad sounds like he was an amazing person. There is no way around grief, sadly - it's a process you can only go through, and in your own time. I'm sure you'll be caring for other family members, but do remember to take care of yourself, and make time for whatever activities feel healing for you. I wish so much that I could sooth your pain. Know that you always have my unconditional love and friendship. Please call me or reach out in any way if you need to talk to someone who will just listen, without any judgment or expectations. And if there is anything I can possibly do for you, please let me know. Hugs and love - Laura

Kelsey Regen Woodward said...

Hi Roberta, You don't know me but I am in Jane Davies class and was so looking forward to seeing your "Assignments". I have enjoyed seeing your work!

I read on Jane's blog that your father had died and you are, of course, coping with your loss. I am sorry.

I do hope that you will be able to jump (glide?) into our class even if at the last minute.

All the best,
Kelsey