Thoughts and prayers and then some

There’s nothing I can add to this:

My father passed away while I was en route to Illinois. It’s sad and hard but he had less than 24 hours of being really bad and in real misery. Apparently that happens some times; it was probably congestive heart failure that just crashed very fast.

The hospice nurse told me that when I told him I loved him over the phone, that not only did he hear and understand, he made an effort to say “I love you” back. I didn’t hear it but I was pretty upset at that point and I’m choosing to believe the nurse.

We’ll leave it at that for now.


  1. Carol »

    29 July 2019 · 8:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Charles. ((hugs))

  2. MarcusZ1967 »

    31 July 2019 · 9:43 pm

    Heh, I was beside my dad. Held his hand.

    Nuf said…

  3. fillyjonk »

    11 August 2019 · 11:33 am

    I’m honestly wondering now if my dad chose to “let go” before I got up there, I think he knew how hard I would find it sitting by his bedside, when I remember him when he could lift me up into the lower branches of a tree, or fix broken toys of mine, or hike for miles…

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