I know that we have all faced adversity at one time or another and we are no different. We have actually been having a very hard time of things of late since late last year. I think this has been the hardest thing for me to go though and I don’t feel as though I am doing a very good job with it as this began over a year ago now and I am still trying to deal with it the best I can.
On October 29th of 2020 my Dad passed away in our home. This was exactly what he wanted. We have been here with my Dad for the last 7 years because my brothers and sisters didn’t want him to live alone any longer. My husband and I were able to move out here with him and for that I am so very thankful. I got to spend the last 7 years here with my Dad where he wanted to be. I love that I was able to do this for him. I would not trade anything that happened during those 7 years for anything. I was able to spend a lot of quality time with my Dad.
On the night that he passed, I was the one who found him. To say this was traumatic would be putting it lightly. My Dad was the backbone of our place here and I miss him every day. It seems like things have been so much harder now that he is gone. I keep going because I know that he wouldn’t want me to quit, but I tell you it would be so easy at this point.
I keep going because I know that is what he would have wanted. I just wish that things would get easier because it has been so hard this year.
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Every parent wanted us to keep going in some kind of way, to guide our family to do the same. Thanks for sharing this with us.
I know how you feel. I found my mom when she passed and I live every day for her now. Hugs for you!!
You’ve had such a hard year. I can’t even imagine it. I had a friend who tried to save her dad when he had a heart attack, and it took her a long time to get through it. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.
I am so sorry. I know it cannot be easy to lose a parent. I would be lost without mine.
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So sorry to hear about your dad. It is tough to lose a parent.
I’m so sorry for your loss. It can’t be easy losing a parent. I am extremely close with my father and we do a lot together with my children. I’d be lost without him. I’ll keep you in my thoughts.
I am so sorry for what happened, losing someone you love specially if it’s your parent is like losing yourself. I’ve been through that when I lose my dad.
You are lucky that you had the opportunity to spend lot of time and especially quality time with your dad. This is very important. Now you just need to understand what exactly you want. YOU are important! Do those things that YOU like and things will get better!
I’m so sorry for your loss, and it seems that the second anniversary is coming up soon. I know it’s a hurt we carry with us and I hope that he can be remembered fondly still.
I was with my dad when he passed. He just kept lingering on and I couldn’t imagine what it was that was keeping him here. I finally said, dad, we will take good care of mom. That seemed to be the ticket.
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I am so sorry for your loss. It must have been extremely difficult to be there when it happened. I think you have the right attitude in that you are grateful for the time you spent with him over the last seven years.
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss but I know you are thankful to be able to spend so much time with him before he passed. ((Big Hugs))
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