Members jayd63 Posted March 6, 2009 Members Report Share Posted March 6, 2009 I lost my dad 2 weeks ago today........he left us very suddenly, which I know was the way he hoped it would be. He was 81 and lived an amazing life- he was so active and never afraid to try anything, right up til the end. there are many things i am grateful for......i had the chance to spend a whole month with him and my mom last summer in Alaska where they live, and we got to talk about EVERYTHING........there really was nothing left unsaid or undone before he left. They had just visited us a month ago too, as well as my brother and his family , so we had all said our goodbyes ( with my parents in their 80's, and us living so far from them, we always knew that each visit may be our last) all of that said, I miss him terribly. he was a great person and role model, and i am sad my kids won't have him here like i was so fortunate to have had him. They are old enough to remember him, so i hope we can keep all the great memories alive as they grow up. His funeral was a week ago, in Alaska, and we all went. I wasn't going to go to the viewing the night before, because I know from going to those in the past that the person is just not there.........but i decided i should go and see him. I was right, he was SO not there....the shell that was left looked nothing like him- everything that made him the amazing man he was flew away with his spirit. I hated that part, but it was important I guess. His service was nice- my brother somehow pulled himself together and talked, as did my sisters husband and there were over a 150 friends and family there. My mom isn't doing great, but I think she'll be ok...my sister and her grown children all live close by to her. I just really miss my dad. what is life like without your dad? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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