September 29, 2008

Bye Dad

About 3 weeks ago the doctors told my father that there was nothing more they could do. He signed the paperwork to go into the hospice program and they were assigned a wonderful case worker named Ginni. I can't say enough about hospice or the caring and consideration they've given to my family through a difficult time. I don't know how they can deal with death on a daily basis and still be upbeat and caring.

Last night my brothers and I watched as Ginni pronounced our father and assisted my mother by making a couple calls. While it's not easy to say good bye to someone who has shaped you into the person you've become, I'm glad that he's no longer in pain.

Good bye, Dad. Thanks for everything.

21 comments:

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

Awww Hun that is harsh. I'm so sorry. {{{{{{{{Big Hugs}}}}}}}}}}

sophanne said...

bloggers are here- thinking of you

Lynn said...

Oh Diane {{{{{{}}}}}}

sydney said...

I'm so sorry. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

*hugs*

Ria said...

So sorry! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

herself75 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss ((HUGS))

Wool Winder said...

My sympathy to you and your family.
~Tracy

Karen said...

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss.

Vivian said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Diane. Take care.

Gigi said...

My sympathy to you and your family.

monica said...

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is never easy no matter your age or theirs. I will keep you and your family, and esp. your mother in my prayers.
Blessings and hugs

ambermoggie said...

So sorry diane, sending healing thoughts and love

Maureen said...

Diane, so sad to hear and read about your dad. I know you will miss him terribly. My thoughts are with you at this time!

Sandie Knapp said...

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, and I send good thoughts to you and your family. It is always so hard to lose someone that is so greatly loved. I am certain he is at peace now and will forever be.
(((((( HUGS )))))))

Ruth said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jennie said...

Diane, I'm so sorry. I'm very glad Ginni was so helpful and caring. Take care.

Olga said...

thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Lovs2Knit said...

You and your family will be in my thoughts. I wished there was something I could say or do to take the hurt away. Big Hugs!

gypsyknits said...

GREAT BIG HUGS sent to you and your family. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

Javajem said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I will definitely be thinking about you and your family.