Thursday, October 01, 2009

My father died



















9:32 – My sister Robin just called. Dad passed away. In response to my statement that I wished I could have sat down and talked with him just once that he wasn’t really there for the last week or two so it couldn’t have been. We will leave tomorrow for the Saturday funeral and need to make arrangements for our animals to be cared for while gone. I’m sure I’ll write about this later as writing is a way I have of working through things but right now I just want to work on things and think. We were so close to becoming a father and son again, so close to restoration, so close. Now I wonder what happens next. What happens next regarding my relationship with my brother and the rest of the family. My experience with deaths in families hasn’t shown much good coming out of it and when my grandmother died it seemed to bring out the evil in others as their greed and selfishness became visible. I pray this will not happen.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bob, We are so sorry for your loss. I'm thankful that you were able to talk with your father in the past weeks and knew that he loved you. We will pray for safe travel for you and Cherie and for your peace and comfort.

love, Jen and Wally

Vickie's Voyage said...

Hi Bob. I saw on Facebook that your dad passed. Please know that you are in my heart, my thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days. I know you wanted to talk with him in person and that is heavy on your heart. Love you and Cherie so much! Take care and travel safe!!!
Love and hugs Vickie

Bob said...

Thank you all. Pray for how things go while we are there and will see family we have not seen in a long time.

Jimmy P said...

Prayers and peace being sent your way ...j p

Bob said...

Thanks Jimmy. You would have loved to do an article on my dad. He was a Korean war fighter pilot ace. After the war he was a test pilot and flew with the likes of Chuck Yager. Dad once showed me a pair of flight boots and stated that he was not allowed to tell me how fast they flew. There is so much I wanted to learn about him and never had the chance. Now I'll research who the dad I didn't really know was.

Debbi Lytle said...

Bob and Cherie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

Amy said...

Bob, so sorry. I knew I felt a sense of urgency when I spoke to you yesterday. I feel your pain, my own dad's passing was so recent, it still feels like a dream some times.

I'll be praying for you, have a safe trip. Call me if you can, and I'll meet up with you guys.