Monday, December 28, 2009

The World Just Lost a Great Man

My dad passed away tonight. He lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at 10:23 p.m. on December 27, 2009. The obituary will say 11:30 because that is how Hospice logged it....but I held his hand as he took his last breath.

I got to his house at about 11:30 this morning. He moan and sort of yelled out at around 5 or 6 p.m. and did not breathe for a few seconds. This happened again a few minutes later. I knew it was going to be soon. Still, the whole thing has been surreal. It happened so fast. Even 2 weeks ago I still had hope he would make it, somehow. We had the surgery all lined up then they dealt us the horrible blow that he had pancreatic cancer. We brought him home, where he wanted to be.

I knelt by his bed, cried and held his hand as he left this world. The world has lost a great man, but heaven has gained a great soul. I love you dad. I miss you.

9 comments:

levy said...

I am so sorry for this Sandy. Condolence to your family. I'll include your Daddy to our prayer.

maryanne said...

I am so sorry.

JalenasMommy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posh Totty said...

I am so very sorry for your loss and thinking of you and your family during this difficult time (((hugs))) Xxxx

Orions Mom said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Hold onto the good memories and try to use them to help you recover from this pain. I won't say that time heals all wounds, because I know the pain of losing someone so dear never truly goes away, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in this trying time!

brad said...

I am so sorry to hear this Sandi. I am thinking of and your whole family as you mourn the loss of your Dad. I pray that the love of God will surround you and your whole family during this time.

Wanda said...

Hi Sandi,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are missing him terribly already. I lost my Dad in 1983 very suddenly as well so I can feel your loss.
I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
((((HUGS))))

Sergei Fyodorov said...

I'm sorry for your loss Sandi... you have gone through so much, being only 33 years old... I hope the tides turn, and you will have everything you desire, without having to give anymore of yourself in return...

Toni Sellaro said...

Condolence to your family Sandi. Your dad is in place now where he cannot feel pain anymore but just joy, peace and happiness. Hold on to the good memories you have with your dad. Big HUGS for you.