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Comment by Quilena Brown on September 19, 2009 at 4:36pm
Shortly after this picture of my Dad and I was taken last year in Sept, Dad's health began to fail. By Christmas he had been moved into a Nursing Home for Hospice Care because of a tumor in his throat. I became one of Dad's caregivers and I watched him waste away until He went home to be with God on Feb. 18th. On that morning when my sister called to tell me what the Nursing home told her, I started crying uncontrollably. It seemed like a piece of my heart had fallen out. I left my home to go accompany My Mom, sister and brother to go claim my Dad's body. However, I didn't get to my sisters in time. My heart ached for days because I felt that I had been cheated out of not being able to see my Dad for the last time while at the Nursing Home. Prior to his passing, he complained about being cold. I had brought an Indian blanket several years ago while visiting/living in California and I brought it to him at the Nursing Home. When I gave it to him, he jokingly told me not to worry about the Nurses taking it. He actually said " I'm gonna tie it to the end of the bed." Several days later as I was standing at a bus stop, I heard the Holy Spirit tell me that, when God came for Poppy, he was wrapped up in my blanket, and that he wasn't cold anymore. So don't feel that I was cheated out of telling Poppy that I loved him. My Dad and Mom would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on March 31th. Mom is doing well and I am cherishing each day that I can still spend with her. It's been a lil over six months since Dad passed, and he would have been 90 years old on Sept. 9th. Dad had a great life and left a great legacy. But today wasn't such a good day for me, and I miss him so much. I feel assured that the "Bad, Bad Leon Brown" is resting in Peace.
Comment by Greta Jordan on September 18, 2009 at 10:42pm
My mother and my best friend passed away today at the age of 64 and I'm just sad. I've been her caregiver for the past 8 years as she battled congestive heart failure, diabetes, and high blood pressure. She also had 2 minor strokes during that time period. I knew that this day was coming, but there had been so many close calls in recent years that it just seemed like she'd always hang on and pull through. I was not expecting what happened today. She was an unwed, single mother before it was acceptable (I'm 38), so we really went through some very challenging life experiences together. I am also an only child, so you can imagine how close we were. She believed in me when no one else did and made me the woman I am today. I am trying to stay strong as I know she would want me to, but it is terribly difficult. I miss her so much already and I'm trying to pull the pieces of my life together to get through this. I know that mom is is a much happier place and is no longer suffering, which does give me some comfort right now. I am the luckiest person in the world to have had such a wonderful mother. I love you mom and I miss you - you will always be in my heart and soul.
Comment by Tina Conner on September 17, 2009 at 11:05pm
Hello. My name is Tina Conner. I am a new member. My father died on September 17, 2009 around 2:00p.m. It was unexpectedly. I miss him so much already and it is just starting. I love him very much and will miss him greatly.
Comment by Clare Davis-Roth on September 15, 2009 at 11:03am
Daddy had been gone a year now and I still miss him everyday. I know he is in a better place and I will see him again. I would never want him back like he was but I miss his guidance, his comfort, and his never dying love. He was my rock. I loved my Daddy more than words can say. Does the pain ever get better?
Comment by Ben Enno on September 13, 2009 at 10:24pm
My dad died unexpectedly last week. It was/is rough. Not easy when he was the one that did all the stuff...
Comment by Leslie on September 13, 2009 at 7:41am
Hello to all. I am new and lost my wonderful Dad on July 22, 2009. We were soulmates and I have no regrets about his leaving and having to right wrongs etc. The only regret I have is that he died in his sleep and I never got to say goodbye properly. I still sometimes feel like it's a bad dream because losing him was my worst nightmare. I miss his voice, his hugs, his words of encouragement-everything. Each day does get better but I just don't see a day without tears in my near future. Is this normal? I want to be happy and smile again about him and our wonderful times but now I just miss them.
Comment by Jeff Jeffords on September 11, 2009 at 10:00am
Pray for all those who are still grieving,and pray for this country and it`s leaders to humble themselves and repent,because this country sure needs healing.We need to repent to.We have all been complacent.We need to be vigilant,spiritually.God bless everyone on this site.
Comment by Rene Villalpando on September 3, 2009 at 7:53pm
My name is Rene and I lost my Dad(43) & my brother Mike (15) on April 29,1998 they were on their way to pick up my older brother his car had broke down sad to say they never made it they were killed by a drunk driver. The lady didnt stop at the stop sign. One week before I was going to graduate high school. I was in a nightmare I didnt no what to do. I still replay that day in my mind ALL THE TIME. I let this take over my life all my hurt turned into HATE for this person (she got 13 years for my Dad & 1 year for my brother she served 7 1/2 years she is out already) so now all I do is worry about my family all the time if I cant find them or they dont answer their phone I start to flip out. I need to stop doing that. This is the first time that I can say I really want to let go but it still breaks my heart. How do you let go where do you start? I sure dont no.
Comment by Amber on August 22, 2009 at 10:15pm
This is what I have done for my father, It makes me feel good to know I can still see him anytime I need too. Also to show him appreciation for him being my Dad and to let him know I Love him very much!

http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/ElBosso/homepage.aspx
Comment by Amber on August 22, 2009 at 10:01pm
I lost my father 3 years ago the day after my son's (his only grandson's) 5th Birthday. My father died unexpectedly at 53 years old. He was snowmobiling and died suddenly from a Major Heart attack. I was only 25 at the time and my father was the closest person to me and the only one I trusted. I still to this day cry because I never got a chance to say Goodbye! We had gotten in a argument the night before and he had said some pretty mean things, out of frustration, and those were the last words I heard from him. I so desperately wish I could go back to that day. I miss him and love him sooooo much, still. He may not be here physically but I know he's here spiritually. That is what I keep telling myself to make it to the next day.
 

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