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A Father Went to Heaven Tonite

Monday, December 26, 2011

It was not to be that Dad continue on in his earthly form, he passed away tonite and has gone to his heavenly home. I spent the better part of the day with him. He did not feel good most of the day and I am regretting not staying with him tonite. I left about 8 as he was tired and sleeping off and on I thought he would rest easier without me there and he passed away about 9:30.
I have been trying to make arrangements as he will go back to Illinois for burial and contacting my brothers, etc.
He is at peace and I know it is for the best, but it doesn't make losing him any easier.
Thanks for keeping us all in your prayers.
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    I am so sorry for your loss. Please do not have regrets about not being there for your dad's transition into Heaven. It made it easier for him to be able to let go and go home. As you know, he was able to hold on until you left. I am so glad you had so many wonderful years with him and some great memories to hold on to. He would have wanted you to move on remembering him with love. You will grieve because it is the human way...but do not grieve forever. Remember the wonderful father who loved you with many smiles and happy times. Rejoice in the fact that he is now in Heaven...at home with the Lord and those who have gone before.
    Praying that God will bless you with peace and comfort.
    3355 days ago
    So very sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy. Take care, dear friend! HUGS!
    3356 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. You helped him be independent. When he fell, I thought he might be sent to a nursing home from the hospital. It is far better to go home to heaven.

    May God comfort you in the coming days as only He can.
    3357 days ago
  • CHEVY63
    Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss. I know that you have been a devoted daughter and did everything you could to take good care of your father.
    3357 days ago
    My deepest sympathy on your loss my friend...He's at peace! emoticon
    3357 days ago
  • ANNIE924
    My condolences on the loss of your father. I remember sitting with my mom the night before she died. I didn't want to leave in the morning, but she insisted. She died about an hour after I left. I still think that is the way she wanted it. Maybe that was the case with your dad, don't feel guilty about not being there. You were with him when it counted. My prayers are with you and your family. emoticon
    3357 days ago
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    Dear Pat,
    I am so sorry about your loss. May God's loving grace give you comfort during this very sad time. My sympathy to all your family. Mary
    3357 days ago
    My condolences on your loss. Even a death that's sort of expected is still difficult. God's blessings on you and your family. emoticon
    3357 days ago
    Oh, it's unfortunate that he had to go, and yet... as you said he's gone to his "heavenly home," and may you find peace & strength in knowing that. May God lift you & carry you through some painful & difficult times, and may the fond memories you have with your father bring smiles to your face.

    3357 days ago
    So sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.
    Try not to beat yourself up about not being there, I think you are right he did rest easier with your not being there, I even think your being gone may have made it easier for him to let go of his earthly body and go home.
    Think of of the blessings and wonderful times.
    3357 days ago
    Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. I know there is comfort in knowing he is in Heaven now and no longer in pain. I'm praying you will be comforted by our Father God.
    3357 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about your father passing away Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. emoticon
    3357 days ago
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    I'm so sorry for your loss, Pat. Grief is hard even when you know he had a good long life, so please take extra good care of yourself, especially since this will be a big change to your life. I'm glad he had you to keep his quality of life higher for so long, it seems like you were his angel on earth. emoticon
    3357 days ago
    You were so Blessed to have each other in your lives. I'm sure he was a wonderful Dad and you are a wonderful daughter. emoticon
    3357 days ago
    May peace be with you and may our Father give you support and comfort now and in the days to come.
    3358 days ago
    I am sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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    3358 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your loss, it is difficult no matter what stage of life. Many hugs, and prayers.
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    3358 days ago
    I am so sorry for your lost.
    3358 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Oh Pat, I am so sorry to hear about his passing. It is sad, too, that a fall precipitated his failing health, but I suspect he was very happy to be able to live independently all these years. You were a big part of him having that freedom, and I hope you will be very proud of your efforts to support him in that. What a lovely gift you gave him.

    Please don't beat yourself up for not being there when he passed. Most certainly you would have stayed had you known. You were hoping for another day.

    Sending you big, big hugs and a hope that you will be at peace knowing that you gave him your all. Blessings to you,
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    3358 days ago
    Awww I'm so very sorry for your loss... I'm sure he felt your love with him when he passed and that was the greatest gift he could of gotten to feel loved!
    I hope god blesses you and your family during this trying time...
    God Bless! emoticon
    3358 days ago
  • SA9CHI
    I am so... sorry for your loss. Please know that you are not alone. Take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon
    3358 days ago
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