Thursday, January 10, 2013

May 7, 1923 - December 31, 2012

Hi everyone! Hope you enjoyed the holidays and wishing you a very blessed new year.

I have been MIA for the past few weeks, and even though I don't have anything to post, I wanted to tell you why. On Christmas my mother told me my father was ill in bed and had the chills. I only spoke to him for a few short moments and he kept telling me how cold he was. On Dec. 27 he was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to the hospital. December 29 they told him he was in renal failure, he was 89 years old and refused dialysis. He was discharged from the hospital to home on December 30, the same days my brothers and I arrived at my parents home.  He died December 31 at 7:25 AM.

I am still in a state of shock and cannot believe this has happened.

If you are a subscriber to TTCRD Magazine - please know I am putting it together - just a little bit slowly this time around.



Sharon said...

Oh my dear Colleen, thinking of you honey during this very sad time. For me, 18 months later, it still seems unreal. Sending love and hugs, Sharon xxx

Olga said...

Sending you a hug of comfort, since no words can support you in these times. May you also be comforted by God's presence.

Catherine said...

Oh dear Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss... I will pray for you my dear friend and for your family... Take care of yourself... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Lucy Edmondson said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss,

Lucy x

Monica said...

Oh Colleen,
This is such a sad time for you, may you receive all the strength needed to tide over this period. You have been a wonderful daughter to your parents. Know that your positive approach to life will slowly help you to get over this shock.
Much love and strength,

Maureen Merritt said...

Colleen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! When it happens so fast like that it is hard to find closure. I'm thinking of you through this very difficult time! Hugs!

fairymadjo said...

sorry to hear of your sad news sending huggs and prayers to family xx

Dawn said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Colleen - just this week we passed the date that my dad died on 8 years ago and there really isn't a single day when I don't miss him like crazy. Thinking of you and sending you strength to get through this very difficult time. x

Mayzy Green said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. All my love and thoughts are with you.


Payne Holler Cards said...

continuing to keep you in prayer

Patricia St Martin said...

Just had to stop by and tell you how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your father. Sorry I have not been by before but thought you would of had tons of emails. Praying your Mom and you are doing fine it is so had on the living. It is always so hard to loose someone no matter how old they are. Lost my Mom when she was 56 years old and my Dad when he was 79. So be strong for you Mom she will need you. God bless you girlfriend.
Hugs, Patricia

S`andra V. said...

Sending prayers of peace. May your fond memories help you through this time of sadness.
I am sorry for your loss. Take things one day at a time. Your mom & brothers need you as much as you you need them. Be there for each other as much as possible.
Prayers for all of you.
Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.

Penny said...

Of course I knew about your father's passing, but not the details until reading this. I am so sorry, Colleen, that you had to go through this; but I am so happy you were able to make it there before he passed.
Hoping that each day the pain recedes a tiny bit more. Sending you much love and big hugs, Penny

Lorraine said...

Oh Colleen, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Thoughts & prayers going out for you & your family.

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