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Sad Day, May 10, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This morning was a regular day for me. Got up, went and walked, then went to the farm to help my brother dig potatoes. We stopped a little after 10 and I noticed I had a voicemail from my sister. The Village had called and said the daddy's blood pressure had dropped and his oxygen level was really low. She was going to the Village and we may need to come too.

Ashley (dh) and Toby(dog) were with me at the farm, so I had to come home, take my Saturday night bath, then get to the Village (this took about 1 1/2 hrs). I got there about 11:30. When we got to daddy's room, sister said that she was going to eat something (she is diabetic) so I told her Ashley and I would stay with daddy. Brother got there about 12:30. Daddy did not say anything but I did talk to him. A little after 1 he just quit breathing.

My heart is breaking and rejoicing at the same time--breaking cause he is really gone from this world but rejoicing cause he is with Jesus, Mama, and no longer hurting. He was such an independent man my whole life. very modest and he had lost all of that. This last month he has really been going down-hill fast, even to the point of needing help to eat. But he was my daddy and still is my daddy and I want my daddy even though I am almost 63 now, I sure don't feel that old.

Probably won't be on for a few days as out-of-town children are coming in tonight and a lot going on. It is ironic, Mama died Aug 15 and was buried Aug 17 my anniversary and daddy died May 10 and will be buried May 12--my baby's bd is May 14 and oldest grands (twins) bd is May 15. I will never forget those date.

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    Linda Kay it is always difficult to lose a loved one. I am so sorry an wish I was there to give you a big hug.
    May the Lord bless you and your family.
    3215 days ago
    Oh Linda Kay - My heart is breaking for you. I know it is a painful time. But we can rejoice that your daddy is free of pain and in the presence of his Lord and Savior. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
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    3216 days ago
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    So sorry for your loss. emoticon
    3217 days ago
  • STAV44
    Linda Kay, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. My prayers are with you and your family.
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    3217 days ago
  • MISSM66
    so sorry for your Loss Linda,I will keep you and your family in my Prayers emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3218 days ago
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    Praying for you and your family. Know you are loved and prayed for often. emoticon
    3219 days ago
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    Oh, Linda Kay, I just got on here after being gone for so long as you know and when I got home our internet was down so it just came back...I came straight here to see what was up.

    I am SO grieving with you for daddy, yet rejoicing with you at the same time. I understand exactly what you are saying. I know you will be gone for a few days but my prayers are with you and the family. God is SO good I know He is easing your heartache. I will continue praying and talk when you get back! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3219 days ago
    hugs & prayers for you all its hard to lose a parent
    3219 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    My Father passed in 1998 and I still miss him. Sometimes I look back at the good memories I had with my Dad. These put a smile on my face.

    Remember the good times you shared with him. These thoughts will help you through.

    Blessings to you and your family.
    3219 days ago
    Dear Friend Linda Kay, I am so saddened
    that you lost your sweet Dad, but happy
    that he is now with the Lord. I am so
    glad that he just went to sleep, without
    pain and suffering. Praying for you
    and all your family, that God will give
    you strength and comfort. emoticon
    3219 days ago
    My Dear Linda Kay, Your words brought both joy and tears to my heart. You are so right, no matter how old we are we still need and depend on our parents.
    Just know my friend we are all just passing through this world on our way Home, and one day you will be reunited with both your parents.
    We pray the Lord gives you peace and understanding and allows you to mourn, yet realize you are not alone during this difficult time.

    Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    God Bless You My Friend,

    3220 days ago
    So sorry for your loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3220 days ago
    Linda Kay- Like Sam, I'm sending you my heart-felt condolences on your father's passing. I've been aware that you've been very involved in his health care and concerns for quite some time.

    I felt a sense of Déjà vu when reading the first words of your blog..."this day was a regular day for me".

    It took me back to my Dad's death about 18 yrs ago...and how normal the day seemed...until the phone call...
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    3220 days ago
  • OPAL50
    Sorry to hear of your loss...but so grateful to hear that your daddy was taken into the arms of our loving Savior! emoticon emoticon
    3220 days ago

    It is tough loosing your dad, I lost mine about a year ago.
    3220 days ago
    When you post a blog, I check to see how all is going, because the past months have been so very long and hard on you and yours; today's blog, therefore, was no surprise. My heart and prayers go out to you in your grief, knowing you also gain comfort in knowing your dear dad is at last in peace. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    3220 days ago
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