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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

My Dad - 20/06/1948-23/07/2011

On 23rd July my Dad lost his battle with cancer. He was brave and strong and slipped away peacefully with his family at his side.
Today at 1:30 we will bury him, just 18 months after we lost my Mum to the same awful disease.
I can't begin to describe the loss or how we feel.
I only know that a huge hole exists that they once filled and I can't imagine my life without them.

25 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh Anita, I wondered if this might have happened because we hadn't heard from you in some time. You can be sure you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace. Big Hugs.

Ken Foster said...

So Sorry Anita... Sending a hug from Maine.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Anita, I am SO sorry. It's very hard to lose a parent...you've said it well, they leave a huge hole. I still miss my dad...

Meinhild Selbach said...

I'am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Anita, I've missed you and now I know why.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss(es) and at such a young age.

xoxo

Alex said...

So very sorry for your loss xxxx

Barbara said...

I am so very sorry. - Barbara in Northern California

Margaret Ann said...

Anita, my heart aches for you...I send you my love and deepest sympathy. I am holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and wishing each of you peace and comfort.

Roban Studio said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Anita. May the Lord lift your heavy heart and help you and your family to heal.

Cathy Holtom said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Remember to carry them both in your heart and you will never be alone.

Serena said...

OH Anita...I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is crying for you for your family. xo

Alex Zonis said...

So sorry for your loss! My warmest thoughts and support are with you!

Anonymous said...

I am one who loves your site. I was worried about you. Am so sorry to hear of his passing. My mom passed away from cancer 8 months ago, my dad did 15 years, from cancer also. It leaves a hole, like you said. Tears fall, yet I hold them near in heart, which enables me to keep going. I will be thinking of you! BJR

Ann said...

I am so sorry Anita. You are in my thoughts.

Tawny Moon said...

They are still with you Anita 'To live in the hearts that are left behind is not to die'...

Sue Pownall said...

So sorry Anita.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Oh Nita, I was afraid this was why you hadn't been around. So sorry to hear about your Dad, and so soon after losing your Mom... barely a year later. I lost my Dad more than 5 years ago... and I still miss him very much. God Bless you and your family...

mantonini66 said...

Sorry Anita, nothing can repair this loss...:( My father is in a similar condition of health. I understand very well how do you feel now...
A big hug from Caracas, Venezuela.

Bilko said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Melva Bates

Sue said...

So sorry to hear your news Anita, it's hard to lose your parents at any age. It's good that you have your family around you.

Vicky Williamson said...

I'm so sorry for the loss you and your boys are experiencing. You've had a rough couple of years. Praying for you . . .

Quilt Knit said...

I know the pain of your loss. I know it must be tremendous. You ask how I know? Well, for whatever reason - I have always been the "Black Sheep" of the Family of six children, 5 girls, and 1 boy. None of them have a thing to do with me.
I lost my Mother, Estoria, to more than Cancer. She had other Demons. My sisters seem to think, it was my fault She never changed. She lost Her battle in December of 2003.
It must be just Gut Wrenching to lose Parents you have been able to Love all your life. They were there for you and took so much Joy in you Life and your Childrens lives. How wonderful for you and your Children and Family!
I do not envy You! I Celebrate Those Magnificient Lives that were and always will be with you in a Magnificient Artist Heart! (( May He and His Angels descend to You and Your Family and Guide you through this time of Great Love)))

Always in His Love!

thinkinginsomniac said...

Soooo sorry for your loss.. of both your mom and dad.. Words can only do so much, but my condolences to you and your family.. you are in our prayers and thoughts..

myra DRAWN to paper said...

so sorry to hear about your loss.

E-J said...

I've been offline for a while, Anita, and am only just catching up with your blog today. Something in me knew I would find this sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss dear Nitsa. Xx