My dad passed this morning

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 14 years ago

    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

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I will pray for peace and reassurance for you and your family. It is hard to lose a parent.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with this prayer and am sorry for your loss, Mighty Mom.


    2. Lady Guinevere profile image74
      Lady Guinevereposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    3. countrywomen profile image59
      countrywomenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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

    4. Ralph Deeds profile image63
      Ralph Deedsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear that, I wish you and your family well at this sad time.

    5. Just_Rodney profile image72
      Just_Rodneyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    6. mhei profile image59
      mheiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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


    7. ajcor profile image60
      ajcorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    8. peppermint97 profile image60
      peppermint97posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Condolence! I pray for your father soul! GOD Bless!

    9. guidebaba profile image57
      guidebabaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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 ! sad

    10. Andrew0208 profile image57
      Andrew0208posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The Lord is your strength. Take heart "mighty mom."

    11. DeaneMc profile image60
      DeaneMcposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    12. jamieinenglewood profile image63
      jamieinenglewoodposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. gamergirl profile image89
    gamergirlposted 14 years ago

    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.


  3. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 14 years ago

    We will all Pray

  4. Shirley Anderson profile image58
    Shirley Andersonposted 14 years ago

    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.

  5. Bob Ewing profile image62
    Bob Ewingposted 14 years ago

    My thoughts and wishes are with you,

  6. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 14 years ago

    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

  7. Em Writes profile image68
    Em Writesposted 14 years ago

    MM, I am so, so sorry about the loss of your dad. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family.


  8. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    You have my thoughts Mighty Mom...

  9. Marian Swift profile image60
    Marian Swiftposted 14 years ago

    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.

  10. Dottie1 profile image63
    Dottie1posted 14 years ago

    Sorry to hear this sad news Mighty Mom.   Your friends here at hubpages surround you in love...

  11. Miss G profile image60
    Miss Gposted 14 years ago

    I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. rancidTaste profile image63
    rancidTasteposted 14 years ago

    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....

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am sorry for your loss as well, rancidTaste. It is sad, but friends and family are there for support, especially Hubpages.


    2. countrywomen profile image59
      countrywomenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  13. imadork profile image73
    imadorkposted 14 years ago

    I am sorry for your loss.  Take comfort in the fact that he is at peace now.

  14. Princessa profile image82
    Princessaposted 14 years ago

    Very sorry for your loss.

  15. blessedmommy profile image81
    blessedmommyposted 14 years ago

    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,

  16. ripplemaker profile image81
    ripplemakerposted 14 years ago

    Saying a little prayer for you now and lighting a little candle for you and your family.  Hugs of love and comfort,


  17. BDazzler profile image78
    BDazzlerposted 14 years ago

    May the Lord comfort you in your time of pain and grief.

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    I'm very sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you.

  19. Eric Graudins profile image61
    Eric Graudinsposted 14 years ago

    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.

  20. Dorsi profile image88
    Dorsiposted 14 years ago

    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.....

  21. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    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.

  22. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 14 years ago

    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

  23. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 14 years ago

    I'm very sorry to hear this sad news.

  24. tonymac04 profile image72
    tonymac04posted 14 years ago

    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

  25. gjcody profile image67
    gjcodyposted 14 years ago

    Mighty Mom are truly a mighty mom ...I know the void you are feeling hearts feelings go out to you and yours! May God Bless You!

  26. anne.moss profile image60
    anne.mossposted 14 years ago

    I am sorry about your loss - my condolences to you and your family.

  27. sixtyorso profile image72
    sixtyorsoposted 14 years ago

    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.

  28. Pam Roberson profile image69
    Pam Robersonposted 14 years ago

    {{{Mighty Mom}}}}

    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. sad Sending lots of cyber hugs and prayers your way.

  29. trish1048 profile image67
    trish1048posted 14 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to you in your time of need.  Sending hugs and prayers your way, and I'm so very sorry, MM.

  30. B.T. Evilpants profile image61
    B.T. Evilpantsposted 14 years ago

    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.

  31. gwendymom profile image67
    gwendymomposted 14 years ago

    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.

  32. Robin Marie profile image62
    Robin Marieposted 14 years ago

    I'm new here but I feel for you.  I lost my Dad a couple years ago.
    So sorry for your loss.

  33. DJ Funktual profile image78
    DJ Funktualposted 14 years ago

    Thoughts and prayers Mighty M0m

  34. AEvans profile image76
    AEvansposted 14 years ago

    Mighty Mom.
    My heart is with you and yours I will keep you in our prayers.

  35. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 14 years ago

    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:-)!

    1. countrywomen profile image59
      countrywomenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  36. dianegarcia85 profile image61
    dianegarcia85posted 14 years ago

    Mighty Mom, 

    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.

  37. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 14 years ago

    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!

    1. countrywomen profile image59
      countrywomenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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

  38. xtraTiny profile image60
    xtraTinyposted 14 years ago

    Sorry, for your great loss. I feel sad when I read this msg. May God bless his soul.

  39. William F. Torpey profile image72
    William F. Torpeyposted 14 years ago

    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.

  40. poorQpine profile image60
    poorQpineposted 14 years ago

    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!

  41. diggersstory profile image60
    diggersstoryposted 14 years ago

    Bless you in your time of loss.

  42. compu-smart profile image88
    compu-smartposted 14 years ago

    Hi Mighty Mom
    I have just heard..!! Im also soo sorry to hear this sad news, and I offer my condolences to you all.....

  43. robie2 profile image80
    robie2posted 14 years ago

    {{{{{Mighty Mom}}}}}} so sorry for your loss.

  44. terenceyap07 profile image61
    terenceyap07posted 14 years ago

    Dear Friend,

    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.

  45. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 14 years ago

    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

  46. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 14 years ago

    I am very sorry to read of your loss, Mighty Mom!  My thoughts are with you at this time!

  47. Veronica profile image70
    Veronicaposted 14 years ago

    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.

  48. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 14 years ago

    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

  49. profile image0
    Poppa Bluesposted 14 years ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss!

  50. luvintkandtj profile image64
    luvintkandtjposted 14 years ago

    Sorry to hear this. hope you and your family are doing well


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