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Dad 1926-2007

Dear Dad,

I miss you.

I also want you to know that it was a privilege to have had you as a father.

You gave me a good example, you gave me an education, you gave me the love for all old things and their history.

You also taught me strenght and determination. You told me never to say "I can't do that." According to you, all things can be done, if we put our mind to it.

(You were right.)

But most importantly you gave me your love.

You were also the kind of man that would never complain about your health. Even when you were really ill, you would say "I feel great, don't worry about me." Our own private joke was that, when you passed away, your epitaph would read "Hey . . . What am I doing here? I feel great!"

There is a God and he loves us. He allowed me the opportunity to see you again, to mend bridges, and to spend time while we both were still alive. He also gave me the privilege to let me to stay at your side until the very end. Not everyone is that fortunate.

Rest in peace now, Dad. You have earned it.

I love you. And I am still missing you.





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Jan. 26th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. It is so true that getting to spend time with a loved one at the end is a blessing that we all cherish. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. I'll be thinking about you.
Jan. 26th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
The Navigator & I are sorry for your loss, hon. Balistabob told us last night that the Matador had passed away. Hope Carlos and the rest of the family are doing ok.

If you need to talk when you get back, you know where to find me.
Jan. 26th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry Bel. If you need to talk you can call me anytime.
Jan. 26th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
Our deepest condolences, and many *hugs*.

I'm glad you were able to make it there for the end.
Jan. 26th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)

I am so glad you got to see him before he/as he passed. Closure is a good thing.

How mom?
Jan. 26th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family are doing OK. You'll be in my thoughts.
Jan. 26th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
My eyes are wet.
I appreciate you for sharing this.
I am sorry for your loss.

Jan. 26th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss.
Jan. 26th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathies.
Jan. 26th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
May he rest in peace. Fill the hole in you life with memories of him.
Jan. 26th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss.
Jan. 26th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
I am so very sorry, Bel. If I can help you in any way when you get home, please do let me know. *hug*
Jan. 26th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
Your loss and heartfelt letter to dad has made me cry.

I'm glad you got to say goodbye. I'm sorry for your loss.

- Jerri Lyn
Jan. 26th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is very hard. I'll be thinking of you.
Jan. 26th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Our deepest condolences. May your memories sustain you and your family.
Jan. 26th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
*hugs* You and your family are in my thoughts!
Jan. 26th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
We are so sad to hear of your father's passing. May he be at peace knowing that he has such an amazing daughter. You are in our thoughts.
Jan. 26th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oh sweetie I am so sorry.

I hope those special last days with him help sustain you.

Blessings, Love and Prayers,

Jan. 27th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
This is so sad
I'm so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. May his memory be for a blessing.
Jan. 28th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)

Sorry to hear of your loss.

Jan. 29th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
I am very sorry - you have my sympathies.

BTW, the picture I sent you - it's from a book called "Pride and Joy", about Dutch paintings of children, and it's got a number of pictures of children with dolls. I'll send you the ISBN if you need it.
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