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Old 02-20-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default 5 Years Ago Today

I want to share with my friends and fellow posters here that 5 years ago today, my Daddy passed. He had a stroke on Valentine's Day and never recovered. He was one of the best men I have, and I think ever will, know. Not perfect by any means. As a matter of fact, he was pretty tough on me....but loved me like a rock. I was his baby and I always knew it.

My five siblings and I flew to the hospital, in Florida where he lived. He wasn't able to speak and no one was certain how much he was able to comprehend. When I walked into the room his eyes brightened, he smiled and grabbed my hand. Shortly after, he fell asleep and never really woke up.

In the following days until he passed, we took turns spending time with him. I took the overnights and although no one was sure he could hear, I talked with him, prayed with him and read to him. (And played his favorite.....polka music...lol)

I'm not telling you this so that you share in the melancholy of my day. I share it in hopes that it will encourage you to take a moment today to appreciate those that you hold near and dear. If you are fortunate enough to still have your parents or a parent in your life, give them a hug and let them know how much you love them and appreciate the sacrifices that they made for you. You'll never regret it.

I heard this song today and it reminded me of those nights in the hospital and also of the hope that I have. Here's the chorus:

I raise my hands, bow my head
I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red
They tell me that there's more to life than just what i can see

I can't quote the book
The chapter or the verse
You can't tell me it all ends
In a slow ride in a hearse
You know I'm more and more convinced
The longer that i live
Yeah, this can't be
No, this can't be
No, this can't be all there is

(Chorus)
When I raise my hands, bow my head
I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red
They tell me that there's more to life than just what i can see
I believe
Oh, I
I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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Sad to hear about your dad.

Great song however, and I hope you find joy in our hope of the future.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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One of my all-time favorite songs, and it is sad to hear about your dad. But at least you know he isn't suffering down here anymore.

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Old 02-20-2007, 04:21 PM   #4
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:28 PM   #5
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I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm kinda going through the same thing know with my cousin's little 2 week old baby. I only saw her for 5 minutes one day and I'll treasure that for the rest of my life!!
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the kind thoughts. I hope you'll put my suggestion to use today.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:24 PM   #7
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I know exactly how you feel, FCG. My Dad, who was a terrific father as well as my best friend, will be gone 5 years on March 5th. It still hurts as much as if he died yesterday. I miss everything about him, but especially those warm hugs he gave me and that hearty laugh! Though I'm always going to miss him, I try to focus on all of the great times we shared and rejoice in knowing that he isn't suffering anymore and is with our Lord in a very happy and serene place.

Your beloved Dad will always live on in your heart and a happy day it will be when you meet him in heaven, and see his eyes sparkling again as he takes your hand to walk with him into eternity.

I agree with your message here. Life is so short and the clock is ticking for each of us. Never allow a day to go by without giving those you love and who love you a hug in appreciation for the privilege of having them in your life.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:34 PM   #8
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You are so full of love FCG...........it brightens my day when I read your words.

Thank You for these words today, this advice, and mostly for your friendship over the past year.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:35 PM   #9
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That stinks to hear that. My Dad who was a great man, sadly died when I was four.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:16 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear that fcg. I lost my father in '94 on Groundhog Day. And know what you mean cause now I appreciate having my mom here even more now.
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