Monday, July 21, 2008

A Difficult Day!

Dad's courageous seven year battle with cancer ended today. He passed away peacefully at noon with his family by his side. We all got the chance to tell him goodbye and that we love him. He was in no pain.
Goodbye Dad
We love you and miss you already.


12 comments:

Susie said...

Dear Laurie & Chris,
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved Dad.
You're in my prayers.
hugs

Dawn said...

Dear Laurie and Chris,
I am so very sorry for your loss...

Dawn
xo

Me said...

I am sorry. You have my sympathy and prayers.

Perennial Gardener said...

I am sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad 2 years ago next month to Leukemia. Your family has my sympathy and my prayers.

Utah Grammie said...

No words are big enough..no hugs will be watm enough....

"Some people's light shines so brightly on the world that it can never be extinguished..."

Please know that I am so very sorry for your loss and so very happy you shared your darling father with all of us in blog-land.

Thank you for introducing us to such a brave and wonderful man.
You are in my prayers.
Colleen

Lallee said...

Laurie, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dad. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. He was blessed to have a daughter like you.

Hugs,
Lallee

PEA said...

Dear Laurie & Chris,

I've just come back from being away for a few days and didn't realize things were so bad with your dad. Please accept my sincere sympathy, you are all in my prayers. I'm glad you were able to be with him when the end came. xoxo

Utah Grammie said...

I found this today and wanted to share - please forgive my posting twice-

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendall Berry-

"When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake rests his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.

I come into the presence of still water, and I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light.

For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and I am free."

Love and hugs to all, Colleen

Zoey said...

Laurie and Chris,
I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts are with all of you.

Pudgeduck said...

I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Isaiah 57:1

a friend said...

Laurie,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
He still lives through your memories...
the stories of your times together and the lives he enriched really do help heal the sorrow of today.
Take care.
Gail

Utah Grammie said...

How are you doing, Sweeite? I'm thinking about you & Chris..
Colleen