Friday, June 13, 2008

Memories

Next week is going to be absolutely wonderful; we are going to North Carolina to see our daughter, son-in-law and grandsons. And a stop over to see my brother and his wife in Maryland. Absolutely grand!

But I've been sort of weepy this week. Today (Friday, June 13th) is the anniversary of the day we transferred my father to Hospice. He probably should have been there for at least a week, but his doctor's didn't/wouldn't suggest it. Ronald darling went with him to Hospice because I was taking mama to the base with pneumonia. The next day (tomorrow) he died. I'd been with him in the morning, but only staff was with him at the end. Fortunately, I was with mama when my brother called. He and I took care of all the arrangements but our focus was definitely on her. She needed strengthening. I guess I put off mourning for daddy, so occasionally it hits me in waves.

But their temple work has been done; they are endowed and sealed for time and for all eternity and I am sealed to them as well. The gospel is a tremendous blessing and comfort in my life.

3 comments:

Jill said...

My dear dad passed away in 1999, and I still tear up whenever something reminds me of him. Father's Days are difficult, especially when the primary sings the songs that my dad taught me. Anniversaries are probably a good time to reflect back on those precious memories. Nice post. :o)

nicole said...

And it being Father's Day tomorrow will probably make you even weepier... I'm sorry :(. Luckily there will be plenty of shoulders to cry on if you need it... (mine included!)

I hope you have a time with your family!

James & Cari said...

We are so lucky to know that our families can be together! We always celebrate the day our son Luke passed away as our 'Families are Forever' day. It makes us focus on the eternal perspective rather than how much we miss him (though we can't help but think of that as well...) My prayers are with you-