Monday, January 25, 2010

Sad News...

I got the call this morning from Hospice.. Daddy passed away at 11:00am. His health had been declining over the last few weeks and I was getting updates almost daily on his condition. Although not a surprise it is still a very sad day nonetheless. I phoned "The Son" (whom I haven't spoken with in forever) and let him know. It was the appropriate thing to do. He broke down and my heart ached for his loss, as well.

For all of you who followed our journey, thank you for all your kind words and prayers along the way. For you that may have missed it, you can find the saga in the "Best Of Full Circle".

It was a heck of a ride..

I'm trying to focus on the blessings.. there are so many. After 25 years we were reunited, I got to visit him on several occasions, look him in the eye and forgive him and I got to say goodbye (just to name a few).



God bless you, Daddy. I hope Uncle Mel and all your loved ones were there to greet you (and you can dance and sing once again). I will miss you always..

Love,
Your Little Seesa

29 comments:

Lavender Luz said...

Blessings on you both, Melissa.

You gave him the wonderful gift of forgiveness and grace.

Wishing you both peace.

XO

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Oh sweetie! I wish I was closer to give you a big ole hug! I know that reuniting with my dad has healed such a deep place in my heart. I am so glad you got that chance before his passing.

Heather said...

I'm so sorry. Peace to you.

Miss Tori said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your story gives me hope that one day my dad and I can reconnect.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Kendra

Snow Mommy said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Holly

Whitney Trujillo said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Sara A Broers said...

Sorry for your loss. We will pray for you in the days ahead. Losing a loved one is never easy, but easier when we think back to the happy moments!

Sara said...

I am very sorry for your loss :(
-sara

Sheri said...

I got tears in my eyes reading your post and looking at the photo again.

I sense a peace in your heart -- not only because he is out of pain, but also because of your beautiful story of forgiveness.

I'm holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

Ms.Christy said...

Oh I am so sorry Melissa. I will be praying for you and your family. I am so glad you got to to visit him. Love You, Christy

Tiff said...

I am so sorry. I wish we were closer, then I'd give you a huge smother-you hug! I am so glad you got to have a chance to see him before he died, and I will be praying for you and your family.
Love,
Tiff

Jan said...

Melissa, Please know that I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to loose a parent. Bless you!

Becky said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Becky

cloudmaster said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Stella said...

You are in all of my thoughts and prayers tonight. I am so sorry for your loss!

Kristin said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers Melissa.

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Melissa - As one who lost her Daddy not all that long ago (and it really rocked my world)I am glad that although it still made you quite sad, you seem to have your usual peace regarding his passing, like you do about so many other things in your life. Oh how I want to be like you when I 'grow up'!

Hugs my friend!

alicia said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Melissa. We join you in rejoicing that your father is in Heaven dancing for the Father though. Peace be to you and your family during this time.

Bridget said...

sending((hugs)) to you Melissa!!!

cheekyradish said...

So sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Miss Meliss~
I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I have been sorta 'preoccupied' in my own sorrow, but I want you to know that I am thinking about you at this hard time. I guess we can both 'be happy' that they are no longer in pain. It is still hard, but we will get thru!
Much love to you and yours!
Love Aunt Jody
PS I am very proud of you, and all you have accomplished over the years! Keep on being the sweet gal that you are! Glad you are part of my family!!
Love you much!

Denver Jen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending hugs your way.

Jen

jill said...

Very sorry for your loss. *hug*

(here from LFCA)

Delenn said...

So sorry for your loss.

imafishey said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Rachel said...

So sorry for your loss.

Wendy Whitlow said...

Hey Melissa,

My deepest condolences...

I'm so glad to know you have been surrounded by loved ones during this sad time. I'm so glad you were able to make peace with your dad. Healing old wounds allows us to get on with the life God intended for us. You are such an encourager and sweet woman. Keeping you close in prayer. I pray that God brings many happy moments for you in 2010.
God Bless you!
Wendy

Little Annabelle said...

I'm really, really, really sorry for your loss Melissa. But don't forget -- you'll see him again one day. There is no ending, it's just the beginning of something different.
God Bless You, Melissa.
~Annabelle

 

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