Well it's now 6:50 on December 5, 2009 and my daughter just had her second child this time she had a baby girl but like the last time, she is upset that her dad will never know that pleasure of meeting her two children ... my response to her was that he met them before she did and gave them his blessings ... she just understood even though it still doesn't really feel the same.
I would just like to say that I too have had a terrible loss to our family ... but it has been almost four years now and at times it still seems like yesterday ... the pain dulls but never goes away ... and losing my husband to a seven year battle with a brain tumor was a double-edged sword for both myself and our children. Through it all, we never had hospice or counseling for his illness because my husband did not believe he was going to die and we stood strong with him but in his absence we miss him as everyone misses their loved ones when they are no longer here physically. I would also like to say that before my husband passed I spent some time talking with him ... we did have through those seven years many ups and downs ... but in the end there was no greater love for a human being than what he had for us and what we had for him. He was human and wished he could have done things differently but regardless, he knew we were there for him through everything. Everyday, I remind our three children, who were 18, 17 and 14 when he passed, that he is still here with them and always will be a part of them and everything they do. His spirit and soul will help guide them and they will always have a guardian angel on their shoulder. We all have angels who go before us and it is painful ... but we have to try to look for the bright side and find them in everything we do that is good. That is what they would want for us ... I am sure of that ... I tell my children to be strong and the best they can be because they will make their dad proud. They are wonderful children and I am proud of them as well ... God Bless Everyone and may you get the strength and support you need each and every day!