Thursday, 25 April 2013

Au revoir Dad

My gorgeous Dad passed away in the early hours of this morning just one day shy of his 85th birthday.  I was priviledged to be with him holding his hand as he passed.  I'm so glad he is now without the emcumbrances that his illness brought him, is peaceful and on his way to whatever happens next.

Thank you so much for your messages of encouragement, love and support.  They have been a great source if encouragement and comfort to me and my Mum.

Anne  xx

23 comments:

Mrs A said...

Loving thoughts go with you, your Mum and your families. I believe there is more so imagine your wonderful Dad sailing on peacefully, being surrounded with love wherever he is. Love and hugs, Mrs A

fee @ chipper nelly said...

sending love to your and your Mum Anne
fee xx

Diana said...

Oh Anne. I'm glad that he is at peace and without pain, but I am so so sorry for your loss,there is nothing like it.

It is a true privilege, as you said, to be present with someone loved as they make that transition. I am still in awe of that process.

Lots of love to you and your family.

gillyflower said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Anne.
At least he was surrounded by loving family in his last days, and has had a good long life with those he loved and who loved him.
God Bless
Gill xx

A Farmer's Wife said...

Thinking of you Anne.

willywagtail said...

Please accept my sincere sympathy. I held my Mother's hand too. Cherrie

Claire said...

Hugs to you Anne and give your mum hug for me......

Claire XX

gilly said...

My condolences to you & your family, and keeping you in my prayers.
Hugs
xx

Kar said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family Anne. At least you were there with him in his last moments. Hugs to you all. :)

Dawn said...

So sorry to hear this
xx

Mum said...

Take care.
Love from Mum
xx

Louise said...

I'm sorry I missed your post yesterday and have only just seen this one. I have been ill and not on the computer much. Sending you a hug today, I know there's nothing I can say really. I am jut so glad you were there, that you got to spend some time with him over the last few days, share an early birthday and hold his hand for the end. Thinking of you. xxx

Jacquie said...

I'm so sorry to here this news Anne.
I'm thinking about you and your family.
Take care
Jacquie x

Jenny said...

Oh Anne sorry to hear that, Lots of love and a virtual hug. :) xx

Joolz said...

Thinking of you at this sad time,

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives.

Joolz xx

Catherine said...

Dear Anne, how sad your heart must be, having said goodbye to your Dad. I hope that you readily find your "stillness" at the tree in the coming days & weeks.
It seems to me that there has been just the right timing going on these past months...your regular visits home, the two of you there with him in the last days & the birthday sparkle. Release...
I pray comfort for your mum as she needs it & a gentle love to surround you all & carry you through this time.
Much love & many hugs my friend, Catherine x0x0x0x

head in the sun said...

Good-bye to your Dad.
Now he rests peacefully.
How lovely that you were able to be with him when he passed.
My warmest thoughts to you Anne and your Mum and your family.
Letitia
xx

greenthumb said...

Such a very sad time for you all, sending love and best wish to you and ou mum.xxxx

Swallow Barn said...

I am so sorry to hear this Anne, take care at what must be a very difficult time for you.

thinking of you
Nikki

BadPenny said...

Bless him. I'm going to the funeral of a very dear old man on Friday & shall think of you too during the service x take care

Cheryl said...

Thinking of you all. I hope that all the happy memories help you all.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Oh Anne... I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and to your family.
Thinking of you and sending much love.

Little Blue Mouse said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Anne, but I'm glad you were with your Dad at the end.

I'm sorry I'm adding this so late, but I behind with my blog reading and have only just seen your post.

Thinking of you x