Saturday, May 19, 2012

Heavy heart

This time, the time between posts doesn't have anything to do with school, or quilting.   I have been in SD, where my father was in the VA Hospital.  They were wonderful with him.  We thought we had more time, that he would get better, but my brother called today, and told me he passed away this afternoon.  I am so thankful for the nurses who took care of him, and who were there when he passed away.  He didn't die alone, and that was my worst fear for him.  He is no longer in constant pain, and is with his mother and father, and I can see him there now, making them his winning chili.  I will miss him so very much, and I feel like my heart is breaking, but I will continue on, and cherish the memories. I love you Dad. Marianne.


  1. My sincerest sympathies. At 88, my Dad is still with us. I know it will be very difficult for me when he goes. I can only imagine your pain.

  2. My condolences on the loss of your father. It was good that you got to see him; it will help lessen the pain, though it may not seem that way now. The sorrow will linger, but it will fade.

    I can see from your pictures that you have wonderful memories of your dad. I have my own favorite picture of my dad in his disreputable fishing hat on my desk; I still miss him.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you today.