Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tell Them You Love Them

Thank you for all of the prayers and good wishes. They are much appreciated.

I am writing this as my family is making funeral arrangements for my dad, who died in the early morning hours of Christmas Day. He passed peacefully, lying in his own bed with my mom sleeping by his side.

I will write more later about this remarkable man, but to be honest, I am still in disbelief. Dad has always seemed indestructible even at 90 years old. I need more time to process the fact that he is no longer with us.

If you are one of those lucky folks with your mom or dad still here, hug them. Call them. Because you never know when that will no longer be possible.

19 comments:

Amy Junod said...

So very sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

So sorry Julia. You and your family are in my prayers. Everyday with our parents are a blessing. Take Care, Bobbie

Nicole said...

Julia, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your reminder to treasure our parents. They are so precious.

Sue said...

Sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Kate Stout said...

Take care of yourself in this difficult time. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It's clear how much your family means to you, and this must be a hard indeed.

Anonymous said...

My condolences, Julia. It is difficult, no matter the age. Take the time you need to take care of yourself and your family.

Marion said...

My deepest sympathy. No matter our age it is a wrenching loss. Prayers are with you.

Deborah Sabin said...

Oh Julia, I am so very sorry for your sudden loss. Wrapping you and your family in loving hugs and lights. Deep blessings of peace and comfort. Love, Debbe

Lene Andersen said...

My condolences. It's a hard thing to face.

LM said...

Julia,

My prayers for your comfort and solace during this difficult and trying time. May God grant you peace and may the amazing memories of your Father carry you through. My deepest sympathy to you.

Tricia said...

Take time for yourself, Julia. Lots of love and prayers doing your way.

Deb said...

Julia,
I send my heart felt sympathy to you and your family.
My mom has been gone since 2002. I miss her dearly.
Take all the time you need to care for you.
Deb

Anonymous said...

Julia,
When you lose your parent, your childhood dies too.
And you feel like an orphan no matter how old you are.
My condolences on your loss...but smile because you
will never forget him, and the happy times will carry
you through any dark days...
My best to you and your siblings.

stephanie said...

Julia, I'm so very, very sorry for the loss of your dad. Peace be with you during this difficult time. xoxo stephanie

Mary Meyer said...

Julia, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. In some of your posts, you shared wonderful family photos when you went home for visits to Wisconsin. I will be thinking of you and cherish all of the wonderful memories you have of your parents. Take good care 😇

Sjogrens Newbie said...

I'm sorry Julia, all my love. Xo

Eliza J said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father. Yes.....you are so right to say "tell them you love them", before you can't. My Mom passed away at 56, and my Dad is 92...every moment is precious. Hope your recovery goes well, sincere sympathy about your Dad....stress is not a good thing for a healthy body, never mind one with autoimmune issues. Prayers are going your way ~ hugs too!

Shelley Stewart said...

Prayers and hugs for you and your family Julia. I lost my mother last year 5 days before Xmas. Although I was worried about how I would feel ever year as Xmas approaches and good friend reminded me that it was my mother's way of making sure she was in our conscious thoughts each and every holiday season. Please take a needed break and take especially good care for yourself.

Anonymous said...

A big hug for you Julia, and your family too

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