Monday, April 02, 2007

Dad again

My dad died in the early hours of yesterday morning. We were summoned to his bedside on Thursday morning but he held on for several days. His heart was very strong; not always a good thing. It was horrendous seeing him struggle for breath all that time; though he was on morphine and apparently unconscious.

We’re all a bit dazed by the rapidity of his descent from not-very-well to dying; and by lack of sleep; and by sadness. He could be very difficult; but on the other hand, he could be really good fun as well. He was an original; full of good ideas for entertaining little children. And I thought about all this while watching him over three long days.

He was 87 so of course it’s not surprising that he’s come to the end of his life. But it’s still very sad. Life is too short.

Thanks so much to all of you who sent good wishes. It's much appreciated and very kind. I will be back in due course.

22 comments:

fifi said...

Dear Isabelle,

Thinking of you and sending you best wishes in this dark time,
when your world changes colour and the wind feels different, now that he is gone.

I will look up at the full mooon over the sea tonight, and think of your lovely dad.
Take care.

riseoutofme said...

Isabelle .. no words can comfort .. but my thoughts are with you. May your dad rest in peace.

Thimbleanna said...

We're all thinking of you Isabelle, and hoping that your family may find a little comfort now that your father is no longer suffering. XOXO

velcro said...
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velcro said...

Isabelle, am thinking of you and your family at this time.

xxx

Liz said...

It is always sad when a good person is gone, no matter how long or full their life. I hope you and your family find comfort and peace in the coming days.

Anne said...

So sorry to hear. Treasure those memories of him that you have. He's now at peace.

My sympathy to you, your mother and all the family.

Aunty Evil said...

Isabelle, I am so sorry about your dad. I believe the true indicator of a successful life is leaving people behind who love you and will miss you and remember you.

meggie said...

Sending kind thoughts your way Isabelle.
Treasure your memories of you lovely Dad.
Sympathy to all your family
He is at peace.

Zara said...

*big hug*

My sincere sympathies, Isabelle. Please share my hug with K and the rest of your family.

"Grandi" said...

Oh Isabelle - I'm so sorry - My dad passed last August, so I know - Think of him a lot and remember all the funny good times. My dad lives on that way.
Grandi

WifeMomChocoholic said...

Oh Isabelle, I'm so sorry about your dad!

Beakus said...

Sending big hugs Isabelle... my thoughts are with you and your family.

:o(

B.

Zanna said...

Isabelle - so sorry about your Dad. It's such a strange forlorn feeling to lose a parent. Thinking of you xx

Kathy said...

Isabelle, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Molly said...

Dear Isabelle, I'm so sad for you, even though your Dad had a good,long life. it's been 33 yrs. since my Dad died and I miss him still. May all our Dads who are gone rest in peace.

Stomper Girl said...

Isabelle, my thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.
Caroline.

Maria said...

I'm sorry for your loss Isabelle and hope that you and your family are coping with things.

Tanya Brown said...

Here's a big hug: (((( )))).

You're right; life is all too short, and infinitely precious.

Be gentle with yourself for awhile.

Shauna said...

my most sincere sympathies to you and all your family... thinking of you!!!

Linds said...

Hi Isabelle... I have just read about your Dad and am sending a hug and my deepest sympathies to you all.I am sitting in the internet cafe at Skegness (yes I am here).It is perishingly cold.I willcatch up when we get home tomorrow.

Gina E. said...

Dear Isabelle,
Words aren't enough to express sympathy from so far away. So here is another hug
{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}} from Oz. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Gina.