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One day at a time….

Day Seven Prompt:

“The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.” – Robert Altinger

candle serenity

I started this journey the last week with new friends, sharing our thoughts together about a special time of the year…it was a week of trying to set the mood of a joyous time of the year,but to no avail.

My Dad passed away this weekend, after a long time suffering. Destiny had its will, I didn’t get to see him, hold his hand, kiss his forehead, or even say a little prayer before his last breath. I didn’t have wings to fly across the distance…

I was with him in August sharing the memories of good times, hoping there might have been a longer time for us to share them, laugh and cry together. My Dad was a man of strength fighting with dignity against his illness, holding back the pain.No more suffering…no more pain.

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us forever….(Helen Keller)

I did within the silence of the last few days light a little candle however…and so to the final prompt of this week the glowing and warmth of that flickering flame I remember my Dad…Rest in Peace.

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Forever in my heart…

Yvette…x

13 Comments

  1. Yvette, my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. Sending you healing angels to protect you during this time of sorrow and may your memories keep your soul full. xo

  2. stephen harris says

    Dear Yvette .Im so sorry to hear to about your father and i send you my love and deepest sympathy,You are an amazing person and i know your dad was so proud off you,Thank you for also being in my life,sharing your thoughts and love and all you have to give .I will say a prayer for you and only send you lots love and happiness xxxx Your old friend Stephen

  3. Cathy says

    Dear Yvette, I am so sorry to hear about your dad passing away. All the best, Cathy xx

  4. Yvette, I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your dad, my friend. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    My dad passed away at 56, actually suddenly, this past April. It’s still fresh … and it’s my first Christmas with out him. It hurts in ways you cannot even put to words. I know how tough mourning this loss is, and I’ll be praying for you.

    All my best, Hyacynth

  5. duke1959 says

    I am so sorry about your dad. it never gets better. You just learn to tolerate it in your life. I lost mine 2 years ago.

  6. I’m sorry to hear you lost your dad. His precious memory will remain part of you forever. My heart goes out to you in in your grief. Blessing to you…

  7. So sorry to hear about the passing of your father~ Love your Helen Keller quote, wishing you the peace of your memories.

  8. lifeinarecipe says

    In catching up with some past post reading, I came upon this post…I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.

    Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight – Rossiter Worthington Raymond

    Find peace and be well friend.

  9. Oh Yvette, I just read this today, I am so very sorry for your loss. God will definitely show you the way to smile again. I know this experience will change you forever…. just remember all the good times you have shared with him and all the love he gave you. He will never by gone my friend, for he will live in your heart forever!!

    A poem given to me when my own father passed:-

    Death is nothing at all.
    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other,
    That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
    Speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
    at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word
    that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect.
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was.
    There is absolute unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sight?

    All is well.
    (Henry Scott Holland)

    I send you so much love and blessing my dearest friend.
    oxoxo

  10. I understand. I’m sorry for your loss, but glad you had time to be with him and receive his last gift to you. The gift of witnessing his strength.

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