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Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Next Journey

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of my Father this morning. In talking with family today, I told them that he did it all....he had an amazing life. He served in every branch of the Armed Forces, fought in 2 wars. Not only did he serve his country, but he served his community as a Sheriff and a Volunteer Fireman. He traveled the world, jumped from airplanes and gave his children an amazing childhood...perhaps different to many, but amazing none the less. He wanted a degree from college and earned one. My Father and I both earned our degree together making for a wonderful and memorable time (I had double duty rewriting all of his Term Papers too!). We were brought up Military style and with Military values. We rebelled of course, but to no avail. He could be the grumpiest guy but he was always on your side. A couple of months ago, when he was home from the hospital, he had a chance to read this blog. He sat and talked with me on how very proud he was of my writing and what I have shared with everyone. I will miss our talks but I know he'll still be listening to me.

16 comments:

kim said...

I am sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Your right he will always be listenig.
take care Kim

Susan Pilotto said...

Your father will always be that warm breeze at your back. So sorry...Susan

clothnclay said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Stacey. You and your father must have had a beautiful, close relationship. How nice to sit and share such wonderful memories together. I'm sure you will often be comforted to feel him by your side. Take care, Becky

queen-of-nostalgia said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss... It sounds like you have wonderful memories of a fantastic man, and what a treasure that is.

Nancy said...

Hi Stacey...I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. My heart is with you during this difficult time.
I wish you much peace and happiness as you go forward...and you will. Time will give you wonderful memories!

Hugs, Nancy

Baggaraggs: said...

OOOOH, Stacey, I am so sorry. So very sorry. I am so glad that you had your wonderful relationship with him. GOOD Memories. I will pray for your comfort and peace. Love to you. Robin

Cordwood Cabin said...

We are so sorry for what you must be going through right now. May you and your family find comfort during this trial.

lovetheprimlook said...

Stace, I am so sorry for your loss. Please give yourself a big hug from me. I am happy that he had a chance to read your wonderful blog. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Angie

Pots 'n Prims said...

Oh stace..with tears in my eyes, I send you lots of hugs & prayers...you have such wonderful memories with him & always cherish them. I'm a phone call away..
XoXo~
lisa

Kingfisher Farm said...

Stacey, so sorry for your loss. May your memories always comfort you. Pam

kat449 said...

(((((((Stacey)))))))
I know exactly what you are all feeling right now, having lost both my folks within a year of eachother. It alters you, but not in a bad way...in a different way...you are not alone Roons, because of who dad was, you are a part of him and your light shines thru and touches many...please consider me in the long line of sisters who love and support you.
healing thoughts and prayers for all of you.
i wish i could physically embrace you right now.
love you Stac...(((((Kat)))))

Stacey said...

Thank you so much my friends~ We are never ready are we? My Dad always told me that no matter what life hands you...you will get by with a little help from your friends... and would sing the song. How right he was! I know there will be good days and hard days ahead, but know that I am wrapped in your embrace and it gives me strength. There will be changes in my life....and I will keep it ever the adventure! I thank all of you for notes, comments, calls and prayers...but I especially thank all of you for the unique gift that you are.

softinthehead said...

I remember my last converstaion with your Dad...of course you and I weren't talking but that never stopped Jack from searching me out and wishing me good luck with my move to Virginia. He last remark to me was that he had hoped you and I would mend our broken fence. Well Jack we not only mended it we added some livestock! I know he would be pleased!

If we let ourselves become bitter and self righteous we doom ourselves to live solitary lives and I hate being alone! Pam

NothingPlainByJane said...

Ooooh, Stacey, I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. My heart is with you. I know how difficult this is and pray for your strength. Be comforted in knowing he is with the angels now, no more suffering. Love, Jane

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

What wonderful memories you have of your Dad. I hope they give you great comfort during this difficult time.

Blackstone Cottage said...

Stacey, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He is there standing behind you smiling a proud smile.