Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gone to Heaven

On Sunday, June 28, my dad passed away peacefully in our home. Mom and I were with him.

Now I sit at my brother's house in Massachusetts, preparing to go to the wake tonight. How wonderful it is to have such a loving close family. How do people manage to make it through difficult times like these without siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles by their sides? We are truly blessed!

The pain of dad not being with us physically any longer feels like it will never go away, but I've been reassured that it will become easier. For now I just keep reminding myself to continue to breath in and out, and pray that God will see me through this like he always does.


  1. Awww...I am so very sorry for your loss. I had enjoyed the pictures you'd been posting. I know you will forever treasure those last few months that he was in your home.

    May you feel God's arms of comfort. Draw strength from them and know that He is with you.

  2. I am sooo sorry for your loss! I will keep you in my prayers.

  3. Michelle, I am sorry for your loss. I saw your blog post on my ravelry friends page.

    My own dad passed away on June 1. Family and our faith have helped us to find a path through grief, it is very hard for the first few weeks, but it does get less painful with time. I decided on Father's day to concentrate more on being thankful that I had such a wonderful dad for so many years, and I am beginning to be able to relive the many good memories without bursting into tears.

    I pray for you, your family, and for the repose of your dad's soul.

  4. Thank you so much friends! The past few days friends and family have really carried us through. Now that all the celebration of his life is over we can really begin to heal. Thank you again!

  5. Michelle,
    I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, I have enjoyed reading about he and your Mother on your blog since you moved. I hope that soon your family is able to bask in the good memories that you have of him and his wonderful life. It will get easier to think of him without the tears and pain, I promise. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers,