My heart is heavy, my eyes are wet. The man I lovingly call Dad passed away peacefully several hours ago. He began a battle with Pancreatic Cancer in the middle of June and we (I) have known that it was coming. And, blessedly, the hours of serious difficulty were short and he was able to depart from this world to his heavenly home surrounded by loved ones!
I am grateful that his suffering is over, and only pray very hard for my mom,my siblings, myself, and other loved ones left behind!
There is a reason I share this here on my blog – I am reaching out to friends I have made through blogging who are as dear to me as the friends who are close by. I wish to share this part of myself with you and also help you understand why there will not be many, if any visits to your blogs that I love so much during the next couple of weeks, I will miss you all but there will be much to do as I help my mom, and my family through the funeral and change to come. Please be thinking of me and don’t forget about me because I will be back. Thank you so much for your friendship!
**I was invited to do The Scrappy Blog Tour by Shellye McDaniel and Wendy Sue Anderson – I plan to do it but it will be a couple of weeks – when asked to participate and I accepted, my dad seemed ok, and like things would be dragging on but this last 3 days everything accelerated quickly and now with him gone there are matters to attend to. So look for me to be back here when I can!!
Above all, please know how much I value you all! Your encouragement to me has meant so much!!
Be sure to hug your loved ones today!! Love to you all!!