Sunday, October 02, 2011

Daddy's Gone


It's with GREAT sadness and extremely deep sorrow that I share with you this morning that my father, my daddy, left this world a little over an hour ago.  Every part of me aches, inside and out, but I know he is no longer suffering and in a better place.

I appreciate your warm and caring thoughts over the last several months, during a time that was far more difficult than I could have ever imagined.  Forgive me if this sounds selfish, but your continued thoughts and prayers are much needed.  Like myself, my baby brother is taking father's death just as hard, if not more.

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Dear daddy,

Although you're gone from this world I know we'll be singing music again together some day.  I love you oh so very much and promise that I will NEVER forget you and will speak of you often.

Love,
"Your precious daughter"
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NOTE: Sunday Sketches has been canceled for this week.  Thank you.
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52 comments

  1. peace be with you sweet girl,,

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  2. Sending you love, hugs and prayers during this time of huge loss.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. xoxo

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  4. So sorry for the loss of your Dad! I know the heartache that you are going through and feel your pain! Take Care! Sending Prayers!

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  5. Wonderful tribute to your Dad ~ my sincere empathy and lots of hugs and healing energy coming your way ~ hugs and namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey

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  6. Hi Sophia,
    My deepest condolences

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  7. Sending you lots of hugs and sparkles, Valerie

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  8. I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing, and there is nothing anyone can say to make your pain lessen. Just know he is no longer suffering, and he will always remain with through eternity. My prayers are with you and your family during this trying time
    hugs
    betty

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  9. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I have been where you are. As they say, there's no way "around" it; you just have to go "through" it. And you will, maybe not smoothly or steadily or fast enough for your own liking, but you will get through it.

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  10. Your dad will be fine where ever he is....
    just take care of yourself and your family...
    prayers for you...
    *God bless*

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  11. So so so sorry Sophia! May he rest in peace. Wish this wasn't the internet, so I could give you a hug!

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  12. So sad to lose a Dad. Healing hugs to you to help you through this time of sorrow.

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  13. My deepest condolences to you and your brother. I know that right now it is a really sad time for you both, but as time passes it does get better and you remember all the good times you shared. Big hugs.

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  14. I wish I have some words of comfort but all I can say is, I hope some peace will come your way even as you go through this time.

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  15. Sophia,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you loving thoughts and much sympathy across the miles. you are loved! xo

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  16. This is a sad day, may you find peace in your memories. Your dad looks like he was a pleasant man. I hope you share more about him in coming days. My deepest condolences to you and your brother.

    Hugs Sherrie

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  17. I am so sorry, Sophia.
    Lots of love to you.

    Kristin

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  18. my condolences... and huge hugs
    tc.

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  19. I'm praying for you and your brother. I wish I could do more, but I certainly can do this.

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  20. Oh I am sorry for your loss...Huge hugs coming your way.

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  21. Sending you lots of hugs, xx

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  22. Sophia, I hope you can hold onto memories of the good times you and your father shared. I'm thinking of you, as always I believe you're stronger than you know. Hugs. xo

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  23. So, so sorry. He is at peace now.

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  24. Sophia, I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    This is a wonderful portrait of your father.

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad will always be in your heart.
    My thoughts and prayers are will you.
    Erin

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  26. Dear Sophia,
    I'm so sad to hear that your dad has pased away. I know that you knew it was imminent, but that doesn't make it any easier. You will find that your happy memories of him will be a blessing in the coming months but, that doesn't make it any easier to bear for you and your brother in the coming weeks. Just remember that you did everything that you could and that it was lovely that you had the last three years. his now out of pain and in a much happier place and you and your brother have each other for support.
    Know that we are all thinking of you and I totally know what you are going through. We have lost both sets of parents and not a day goes by when I don't think of all of them.
    You have some wonderful memories and no-one can take them away.....they will keep you in good stead over the coming months.
    We are all thinking of you and I send my condolences across the miles. Much love. XXXX

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  27. Dear Sophia,
    My heart leans towards you wanting to comfort and support you. Just be there silently adding my heart to yours.

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  28. Sorry for your loss, Sophia. You and your family will continue in both my prayers and thoughts, sending strength and peace your way. Wonderful picture of your 'daddy'.

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  29. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

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  30. So sorry for your loss dear. My prayers are with you.

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  31. Hi Sophia...there really are no words that can ease any of the pain you are feeling....but I hope you find some comfort through it knowing that we are here thinking of you and your family....

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  32. I am so sorry to read of tour loss Sophia. My thoughts are with you xxx

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  33. So sorry, Sophia - wishing you and your brother peace and strength. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Lisa

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  34. Dear Sophia... I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could find comforting words that would make your pain go away. I will pray for you and your family that you find peace and happiness in memories that will always be in your heart.. I think you are a very lucky girl to have someone to call Daddy, and to know that he loves you no matter what... don't fret or be sad because he will watch over you from above, and although he may not be here with you physically, he will always be with you in your heart. I lost my mom 5 years ago and I miss her but I know that every memory I have still makes her live on in me, its like a part of her is always with me. Sending you a big hug and lots of Love... P

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  35. I am so sorry Sophia, their is no easy way through this but though it you will go, with those who love you carrying you as you need. You have written such lovely posts about your dad these last months, you are blessed and have thus blessed him, you will always hold his hand and keep him alive in your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  36. Ohhh, I am so sorry Sophia. many blessings to you and your family. Keep your chin up. xo
    Kyles =D

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  37. I'm so sorry for your lose. My heart breaks for you.

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  38. Even knowing that loss is imminent does not help. The only consolation and not even this is a consolation at the moment, is knowing that your Daddy is free of his pain and somewhere where he will never experience that pain again.

    I know all the emotions - the fact that you look around you and everything in sight is going on as normal and yet your world has totally changed.

    My deepest sympathies with prayers go to you and your brother. I am so, so sorry. Take heart - it may not seem so now but it will get easier and you'll know it the morning you wake up and your Daddy is not the first thing on your mind.

    Hugs

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  39. Sophia, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your father meant to you. Just remember he is not gone from you he will live forever in your heart.

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  40. OMG I am so sorry. I just lost my daddy Sept. 22. I know what you are feeling. jkwgalleries.blogspot.com My prayers go out to you. Now I'm an orphan, it's a tough spot. Blessings, Janet

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  41. Sophia, what a beautiful tribute to your Daddy, I know it doensn't seem enough to say I am sorry, and my prayers are with you :(

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  42. Dear sweet Sophia, big warm hugs of sympathy to you across the divide. I so glad you were able to support your Dad in his last months & share all those special moments. I've been absent from my beloved Bloggie world for too long since I took the new job. A return to full time, lots of study & exams & travel have knocked the stuffing out of me. But I've turned the corner & things are going to resume as normal over @ The Hedge. Thank you for your support my friend. Be ever so kind to yourself over the next weeks & months, grief has a way of not sticking to the textbook rules.
    Love Millie xx

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  43. What a sweet looking man and in a way looks just like you! I am sorry for your loss

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