Sunday, November 04, 2007

Birthdays and tears

Today Colby turned 6 years old. I can't believe how much he has grown and how fast time has gone. We had a beautiful party for him at mom's today and everyone was there.

For those of you who don't know, my Dad passed away Friday evening. My dad had a lung disease that developed more rapidly than anyone could have predicted. Without going into details, and honestly I'm not up to that yet, Dad went into the hospital Monday evening, Wednesday they were discussing changing his medications, he ate a Jigg's dinner, Thursday my sister called me and told me we had to come home NOW, I told Dad I would be there the next morning (Friday) for breakfast which he said he was looking forward to. I even joked that the joke was on him for spending the money to send up Colby's birthday presents because I was bringing them back. We flew all night and made it by Friday morning, and he passed away at 6:15 that evening. We were all there with him and it was very peaceful. He finally looked at peace and wasn't struggling to breathe. Needless to say we're all walking around in shock. But, Dad wouldn't have wanted Colby to miss his birthday, so in a matter of 24 hours we threw together one hell of a party. Everyone had a good time, there were laughs, and of course tears when I gave Colby his present from Poppy. I'm going to miss him very much and the next few days will be the darkest days of my life. I'm soo grateful that Rob is here with me to help us get through it. I probably won't be posting again until the end of the week so for those who choose to leave comments I'm not ignoring you. For those who believe, I would appreciate if you would include us in your prayers this week and we can use all of them.

16 comments:

Jackie S said...

Thoughts are with you Tina.
Keep strong

Curtis Groom said...

We are very sorry for your loss, while we celebrate that he was able to depart with his family and those he shared love with around him.
Take good care,
CG

Jen said...

My greatest condolences. You are in my thoughts.

Dusty Boot said...

Our condolences and prayers.

Denise said...

Tina, we're so very sorry for your loss. Andy lost his dad in a similar -- sudden -- way and it's just so unfair. What a gift to have been able to be there with him. No doubt he was surrounded by love and light. We are keeping you all in our thoughts.
love,
Denise and Andy

Kate Nova said...

Thoughts and heart are with you. Take care.

Anonymous said...

We're thinking of you guys. We're here if you need us.
CL

Kara and Matt said...

Oh Tina! I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away so quickly. We are so glad that you were able to make it out there in time to say goodbye in person. Your family is in our prayers.

Valentina said...

Tina... I am so sorry... You are in my thoughts and prayers. All our love to you and your family.

Renu said...

Tina, My greatest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayer.

Clare said...

Tina, I can't imagine the world without my father, even I know that that is a world I must some day face.

I hope that it helps to know that you have friends (even those of us that have never met) who are thinking of you and wishing we could ease the pain.

Aida said...

my condolences to your family

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, thinking of you, Jenn

Courtney said...

I am sorry about the passing of your Father. You are in my prayers.

OHN said...

Tina...I am so sorry. Losing a parent is so very hard. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

J Consortium said...

I am very sorry to read this...you will be in our thoughts.


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