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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dad

I have been away for quite a while because things have been hectic around here.
 Since Christmas, my Dad had been having difficult breathing issues and we were really worried about him. After lots of Dr. appts and testing, he had to have a second open heart surgery. It was on March 7 and Mandy and I flew to FL with my brother, Rog to be with our parents. He had the surgery then had a really good day after. But, he developed metabolic acidosis and took a turn for the worse......We lost Dad on March10.
Such a SHOCK to us all. Dad was always busy and ready to help anyone do anything. He never like to sit still, always moving. Even though they lived in Florida, we talked multiple times a day. So close to him. It's hard to understand that we will never see him again. Just can't wrap my head around losing him. Don't know when it will sink in?


 I love you, Dad!

3 comments:

The Stitching Coop said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It is never an acceptable time to loose the ones we love. I do pray God's comfort envelopes you and keeps you calm in his memories. Such and handsome poppa he is. Prayers for you. Tammy

Megann said...

Debbie-
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. What a blessing that you could be with him. It sounds like you had a wonderful relationship and I'm sure he is with you even now. I hope it comforts you to know that this parting is temporary and you will see his beautiful smile again in Paradise! The Smileys are sending prayers for peace and comfort

Linda www.PictureTrail.com/sewhappy said...

Debbie, I really enjoyed seeing your family and having such a fun conversation with you and Tom yesterday at Lowe's. I have spent considerable time gazing in awe at all the many wondrous things you have pinned and I know my infrequent sewing breaks will be spent looking at more and more.
SORRY about the loss of your dad. My dad died on his 72nd birthday; I had taken care of his for the preceding 23 months -- he was in a hospital bed in our living room for 3 months, went back to his apt for a few months, and then called me 9 days after So-Fro closed on Sept 20, 1994 and asked to go to the ER. There is no explanation for how I was able to safely help him down the steps from his apt -- there must have been divine intervention. I was told that he would not live through the day and he lived for 14 months and we got even closer. I hope your memories provide comfort. Linda Sevanick