Dear fellow hubbers,
Some of you have astutely noticed my recent (as in only the past 48 hours) absence from HP. My 85-year-old dad declined quite rapidly, ended up in the ER yesterday (Sunday) then ICU last night. All three of his children and one son-in-law (my Hubby) were at his bedside at the last. He drew his last breath at 1:23 am.
There will be a hub forthcoming on this, but not until I get a chance to breath from funeral planning...
I appreciate the support of each and every one of you.
I am truly grateful for this community, Mighty Mom
I will pray for peace and reassurance for you and your family. It is hard to lose a parent.
I agree with this prayer and am sorry for your loss, Mighty Mom.
Hugs and healing goes out to you. My husban's mom passed away on Memorial Day this year and it will be the first christmas without her this year.
Remember as you go through your grief prosess to give yourself permission to cry, and mourn and please don't try to rush it. Hug yourself daily. It will tak you awhile, I am still not over the shock of my MIL being gone either. I just did a hub on her and the first christmas and it was very difficult for me as I still choke back the tears. I will be waiting for that hub, but do take you time with it and don't rush or force it. Let it come when you are ready.
A Big Hug to you and your family!
A prayer for Mighty Mom
MightyMom reaches out to this community
all of us here at HP say this to her in unity
Yes, we did wonder about your absence
Since you spread joy with your presence
Losing someone as dear as one's Dad
makes all of us here in HP very sad
when all his near and dear are their beside
helping each other to brave the critical tide
May the departed soul be resting in peace
And God give strength to one and all please
Sorry to hear that, I wish you and your family well at this sad time.
My and my wifes deepest sympathy for your loss, there is now a gap in your life, my heart goes out to you and yours in this time.
A daughters loss is far greater when her father, that very special person is no longer with her.
I'm so sad to hear about your loss.. I know how it feels. Just lost a friend a few days back.... My prayers be with you and your family...God bless
I am truly sorry for the loss of your father - my thoughts are with you and I hope that you find the strength and comfort that you need right now to carry you through.
Condolence! I pray for your father soul! GOD Bless!
As the name suggests - You are a MIGHTY MOM. I am 1000% sure you can take care of yourself and your family in this difficult time.
Take Care !
The Lord is your strength. Take heart "mighty mom."
Dearest Mighty Mom,
My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I ask God to give you the peace that passes all understanding and that He comfort you, as only God can. I am really sorry for your lose. I have had people tell me, time heals all pain. My mom, dad and a brother have all passed on. ( not all at the same time) and I am not so sure that time heals all pain but that God comforts us and as time goes by we adjust and learn to live with what life brings and just deal with each day as it comes.As time goes by we gain new strength and carry on by the grace and help of God and people He places in our lives.
My regards to you.
I am very sorry to hear that,I to have lost a loved one,and I know how hard it is.
just know that he is in a good place,and that you'll see him again.
While I cannot imagine what you are going through right now, know that you have my fond thoughts and emotional support through this trying time for you. You are a very special lady, and I hope everything goes well and that you remember all the good things about him for the rest of your life.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, MM. I hope you can draw some comfort in the fact that he was surrounded with love as he left.
Hugs and prayers.
MightyMom! My thoughts are with you. No matter how great and long their life was it is hard to lose a parent. How great that you were all able to be with him till the end. My he rest in peace and may you only remember the good days past.
kindest regards Zsuzsy
MM, I am so, so sorry about the loss of your dad. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family.
It is a sad and tough time. I've been there. Please take as many deep breaths as you can. Take care of yourself. We'll be here, ready to welcome you when you're able to come back.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Sorry to hear this sad news Mighty Mom. Your friends here at hubpages surround you in love...
I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
It's very sad news to me when I heard the sad news. It's very hard to anyone to lose a parent. May God give you enough passion to overcome the situation. Few days ago, my Grandpa also died. That time I felt very sad. I feel very sad again after hearing your news. I think our thoughts and wishes are with you....
I am sorry for your loss as well, rancidTaste. It is sad, but friends and family are there for support, especially Hubpages.
Even I lost my beloved grandpa and its a very sad feeling. I still remember all the wonderful things we did and he said to me. May God bless you and give you strength to bear this loss.
I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the fact that he is at peace now.
May God comfort you in this time of loss and give you the peace that only He can give during a time like this.
Praying for you,
Saying a little prayer for you now and lighting a little candle for you and your family. Hugs of love and comfort,
I'm very sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you.
Sorry to hear this Susan.
I hope you can take some time off to reflect remember, and be supported by the company of your family as you pass through this really tough time of your life.
All the best, Eric G.
My sincerest love and hugs go out to you and your family Mighty Mom. The death of a parent is indescribable. I am so glad you got to be with him and if you need to do some "grief processing" let me know- when my parents died I needed someone to talk to,,,,,, and I was part of a grief group online for other adult children that had lost their parents.
My prayers go out to you.....
My Mom, my sister and I were with Dad when he died at home . I can remember being amazed when my sister said, "I didn't think this would really happen." In another sense, I understood what she meant.
It's a difficult time. People say it will get better with time. It does, but don't rush the process.
Celebrate all of the special memories, one by one.
I am truly overwhelmed by the beautiful sentiments expressed here. The prayers -- so wonderful. Yes, God did and does help me through. Don't think I could possibly manage without His guidance. CW, your poem is absolutely lovely. And all the offers of support, etc. I am so touched, really.
In a perverse kind of way, Dad's passing is a Thanksgiving blessing. It may not seem that way to everyone, but that's how I see it!
Thank you all again. Mighty Mom
I'm very sorry to hear this sad news.
Loss is always painful and somehow we get through it and grow. Take strength and courage from those around you, allow your grief and vulnerability to show, and let love lift you up. Peace and love to you
Mighty Mom ...you are truly a mighty mom ...I know the void you are feeling ..my hearts feelings go out to you and yours! May God Bless You!
I am sorry about your loss - my condolences to you and your family.
Hi Mighty Mom my heart goes out to you at this time. Losing a parent is never easy. As long as you can enjoy happy memories and fun filled times and remember that a bit of laughter mixed with tears is the best you can do to speed him on his way. Now, regrettably, you have to simply let time do it's healing work.
I'm so sorry you are going through this. Losing a parent is so difficult. Losing anyone you love is difficult, it's just much more intense with a parent. Sending lots of cyber hugs and prayers your way.
My deepest sympathy to you in your time of need. Sending hugs and prayers your way, and I'm so very sorry, MM.
Deepest sympathy, MM. I pray that you can take some comfort in the fact that he left this world knowing he was loved. I also hope that your grief is tempered by the fact that, in addition to an obviously close-knit family, you have friends from all corners of the world, sending you love and support.
MM, sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you take comfort in knowing that your friends here at HP are praying and thinking about you.
I'm new here but I feel for you. I lost my Dad a couple years ago.
So sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers Mighty M0m
My heart is with you and yours I will keep you in our prayers.
Dear friends, I'm checking back into HP in between details. HP is like my private little oasis to come and get "oxygen puffs" and cyber hugs. I'm hoping maybe later tonight there will be a raucous party on someone's hub because I need that distraction. Where the heck is Pepe? What happened to our group shower? Did I miss it? I have my soap on a rope here and no water or friends to use it:-)!
Cheers to MightyMOM
When the going gets really tough
and those times are really rough
When there is little left to cheer
and someone who left is very dear
Then one needs a soothing balm
and kind words can bring that calm
If hubpages is that oasis
then I pray for you my sis
that you get many many cyber hugs
and great amount of oxygen puff jugs
Till we wait for the party tonight
I will till then be sitting tight
We know you surely need the distraction
Christoph could provide that star attraction
Never fear MM , PP is here. Arriving on his white charger (shetland pony actually) Draped in flowing red cape. (double bed sheet) . I will sweep you away from all your worries, bring the soap if you wish? We will float among the clouds, would you believe the rose bushes? And I will comfort you in your sad loss.
Im new to the "hub" world, and happen to cross your note.
I had to say, its amazing how we find strength within our seemingly weak bodies when death surrounds us. I can sympathize with great extent. I've watched a man that was the closest father I've had, take his last breath and its so disheartening, and very confusing. Your grateful that the he will no longer suffer, but your so sad to see him leave this earth. My best healing advice would be, cry. Cry until your eyes are closed shut, and your vocal cords are strained. I'll pray for you and yours.
Once again, thank you new friends and "old" friends (although I've only been hubbing for a few months I feel like I've gotten to know some of you as good friends). CW -- you are an amazingly talented poet. I just get such a kick out of your ditties.
I don't know where Christoph is at. Oh well. There's always tomorrow!
Thanks for calling me talented poet
that's the position I always covet
I am glad that you get a kick
out of many I am your pick
Don't ever give up your hope
and try to hang on this rope
Christophs absence surely is a sorrow
ah well! there is always a tomorrow
Sorry, for your great loss. I feel sad when I read this msg. May God bless his soul.
My condolences, Mighty Mom. It's a difficult time for you, but I know you are strong and will make your way through it. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
It seems I joined this page at a time of sorrow but also a time of strong bonds. This is heart felt and heart warming,best regards to all who have crossed this path today. This page is worth embracing, sweet!
Bless you in your time of loss.
Hi Mighty Mom
I have just heard..!! Im also soo sorry to hear this sad news, and I offer my condolences to you all.....
All I can offer are these words that I have written for you. May you find comfort in this your time of reflection.
"We live in hope
and move on in faith
that memories we shall bring
To sacred halls
in faraway lands
where we shall laugh and sing
From our first breath
when we first cried
until our final sigh
Though we be still
and breathe no more
This does not mean goodbye"
~ terence yap singapore ~
My prayers and thoughts are for you.
Dear Hubber Friends, I am truly overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support shown here. The beautiful words hit directly to the heart. Well of course, what would I expect from a bunch of WRITERS anyway:-)! Terence Yap, your poem is lovely. Gratefully, Mighty Mom
I am very sorry to read of your loss, Mighty Mom! My thoughts are with you at this time!
I am very sorry for your loss.
It's so strange, I just posted a very emotional piece on my blog yesterday about my father's passing, which was over a decade ago, but yesterday was my birthday and I guess I was being melancholy.
Best to you.
Andrew0208, you are so right. God is with me now -- down here getting ready for the funeral, which is tomorrow. This continues to be an amazingly spiritual experience. I am so blown away. Thanks for commenting. MM
Sorry to hear this. hope you and your family are doing well
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