Saturday, December 26, 2009

Update

Friends -

My beloved father passed away this week after an extended illness. I have mentioned him so often that I thought I should let you all know, because you are all my friends, after all.

He was surrounded by love and passed away peacefully at home. We are sad, but happy for him that he is free from illness now. And we are all OK. Mom has been very strong. We will miss him terribly.

The funeral was Wednesday, and we all headed to my sister and brother-in-law's farm in Florida that evening. We celebrated Christmas in a place my dad loved very much.

I am headed back to Atlanta in a bit and my blog will be full of photos from the farm on Monday. Take care.

Love -

Lynn

16 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

Dearest Lynn,

I recently read that "It takes a little darkness for us to see the stars, and a whole lifetime to reach them." How your dad must be shining now!

God bless you and keep you, Lynn. You are in my thoughts every step of the way.

G said...

Lynn,

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your father.

Many thanks for taking the time to let us know.

George

Riot Kitty said...

*Big hugs* Let me know if you need more chocolate!

Meredith said...

Oh, Lynn, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know your father was such a beautiful soul, just from getting to know him on your blog, and I am glad he is no longer suffering. Yet I can only imagine how you must be missing and grieving him now.

Blessings on you and your family at this difficult time! I send you a virtual hug and some love.

Lance said...

Lynn,
Reading here, I have felt the deep love you have for your father. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. One of the beautiful legacies your father left here on this earth is you...and for that I am deeply thankful. Celebrate all the beauty he brought to this world

Kim said...

Lynn, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Lynn said...

Jannie -

A wonderful thought and thank you for sharing that. He is shining now.

George -

It took a few days to muster up the words to do it. Thank you for your condolences.

Riot Kitty -

Big hugs to you, too. I have a date with that chocolate - probably today! :)

Meredith -

Thank you - he was so special to me. I feel that virtual hug and love.

Lance -

Thank you for that - I am the person I am today for the upbringing I had from my parents. The one thing I kept hearing from everyone was what a nice man he was. He was a nice man, and he always put EVERYONE ahead of himself. I was so touched that carloads of my friends came to the visitation and the funeral - none of them had met dad. My friend Leisa said she overheard people who knew talking about what a wonderful man he was, and that makes me feels so proud.

Kim -

Thank you - I appreciate that.

Mama Zen said...

I'm so sorry, Lynn.

Jewel/Pink Ink said...

Lynn,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. I am so sorry!

You are a wonderful legacy to him. May the good memories of love and laughter sustain you and your family.

Hugs,
Jewel

Talon said...

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." ~ from a headstone in Ireland

(((hugs)))), Lynn

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

Thank you.

Jewel -

He was someone to look up to all the time, so I only hope I am a living legacy to him. Thank you for that.

Talon -

That is lovely! And so true.

LL Cool Joe said...

Aww Lynn I'm so sorry, I've only just read this post.

Love and prayers to you and your family at this time. I'm so, so sorry, you always talked with so much love whenever you mentioned your father.

Lynn said...

Joe -

Thank you. He actually passed away on December 20, so you are not late in your comment. I just couldn't bring myself to put it into words until Saturday. He was such a good sweet man and I will miss him.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Thankyou for the update. I've been wondering about your blog absence and have been including you in my daily prayers.

May your family be blessed with many fond memories of your Dear Dad to comfort you as your lives go on. I'm certain you will continue to be an awesome example of the important life lessons he imparted on his life's journey. I'm honored to've heard of him and his incredible kind soul.

(apparently blogger ate my first comment here)

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Thank you so much for your kind words - my dad would be so honored that you said that about him. He was a kind soul and I will look up to him always.

Liara Covert said...

So happy you sense your father is at peace for he is that. When you love someone, that person is only ever a thought away, in this physical world or other worlds. I found you through Lance's blog. May the coming year empower you in unexpected ways. Blessings!