I Cannot Imagine...
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:52am (XFF: difficult it must have been to write your post after having gone through all that. Take your time and find good memories to hold onto. Many times we don't realize how lucky we've been until long after.

It was a good thing that family was able to come together.

We'll be here when you come back.


  • We lost our Dad Tuesday AM.Sia☺giah, Wed Nov 15 1:11am
    He'd been VERY ill for 3+ weeks now, so I've been caring for him down in FL while he was hospitalized and his release to rehab and then his subsequent re-hospitalization. On Thursday last, due to his ... more
    • Just saw this...HeavyHemi, Wed Nov 15 10:12pm
      I'm sorry for your loss. He couldn't of had a better way to live and leave life than with family.
    • Re: We lost our Dad Tuesday AM.yome, Wed Nov 15 4:44pm
      So sorry to hear this Sia, I pray that you and your family find peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
    • I am so sorry, SiaTruthteller, Wed Nov 15 12:43pm
      Having gone through a similar situation with my FiL last year, I certainly can relate. What helps hubby and I is remembering the terrible pain he endured for so long and being grateful that he is now ... more
    • My sincere condolences.Poppet, Wed Nov 15 11:20am
      So glad he got to come home for at least a little while and see all those generations. I think even when you know it's coming soon and they've had a good, long life, these things are just so damn... more
      • that cousins, uncles, aunts, and dear friends can offer to you when the time comes. It doesn't matter how old they are or how old you are or how long you've expected it. Just have a solid support... more
        • Yeah, that's going to be hard.Poppet, Wed Nov 15 1:54pm
          I've had a little hint, I suppose: my paternal grandfather and I were exceptionally close. But I had my folks to look to to deal with his passing. That's great advice (about pre-loading gri3ef), and... more
          • Beware the sharksPikes, Wed Nov 15 4:28pm
            I am an only child, and can offer only my experience- in what went right and where mistakes were made. Really there are no mistakes. There are ways and then better ways. When we emerge at the end of... more
            • Discuss their wants and needs NOW. Sia☺giah, Wed Nov 15 10:47pm
              Discuss end-of-life care options and wishes NOW. Discuss funeral arrangements and things they want done or NOT done NOW. Prepay funeral costs or at least do up a funeral PLAN that you can follow when ... more
              • AbsolutelyPikes, Fri Nov 17 12:39pm
                We did that, and even with plans in place, efforts by sharks praying to overcharge this and that, above the already agreed deals, attempting to play on sympathy, one of whom was a former occasional... more
    • I Cannot Imagine... — Amadeus, Wed Nov 15 10:52am
    • Damn!Pikes, Wed Nov 15 10:01am
      I knew it was a dark time. Even when you know it is coming, it is a shock still. I lost both my parents, and know your pain. We're here to help and support if needed. Did your father have a... more
    • Having lost my Mom almost exactly 5 years ago, I know how painful it is. Being always the optimist, and trying always to see the positive side of things, I have always been grateful that I at least... more
      • He turned 98 in August last. Sia☺giah, Wed Nov 15 11:59am
        My family is HUGE. My eldest sibling is 26 years older than me, so there are grandchildren my age and my children have cousins old enough to be their aunts & uncles. Thank you for your kind words. I... more
    • WOW!PH👏🏾👏🏾EY, Wed Nov 15 8:08am
      I certainly do appreciate how you have the board to share in your loss. And for providing the exquisite details of how the loss of your father came about, the situation as it developed, and the short ... more
    • Very sorry for your loss, Sia.wondering, Wed Nov 15 7:52am
      Your account brings back vivid memories of when my Dad passed. I know how much you loved your Dad and your Mom. At least he was surrounded by his beloved children and is now at peace.