Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My Daddy Went to Heaven Today

The top pic, my daddy is on the left, his sister Betty
& brother Frank. All my daddy's siblings are living..dad
is the oldest of eight.
The left bottom is my dad & his
dad , Aubrey.
The bottom right is my dad & his Aunt Minnie
He has been ill & in a nursing home for 10 months

He had Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Disease.

I know he is happy in heaven now.

Please pray for all of us to be strong

My kids and I had not seen him for 3 years.
We were planning on going in September for a visit.
Rest easy daddy dear, God has you near. I will always love you.


  1. Hugs to Deena, my condolences. What sweet pictures.


  2. I am so very sorry for your loss...

  3. Bless you...I lost my father 2 years ago..yesterday. I had just seen him the week before his death..he showed up unannounced.
    My thoughts are with you and your family. Sheri

  4. Bless you and your dear family Deena! Parkinsons is what Bill's father passed away from in February. We felt the same way when he went to be with the Lord.


  5. Oh, Deena, I'm so sorry for your loss. Stay strong and I'll pray for you. God bless you. Diane

  6. Alzheimers and Parkinson's - he wasn't himself anymore, not for a long time... Rest in Peace.

    Sending you *light* and ((hugs)) for all of your memories, Deena.
    Losing a parent changes everything.

  7. My thoughts are with you and your family....Deena, I had you so on my mind today and now I know why....our Lord Jesus, will wrap His arms around you and comfort you...sweet, sweet pictures of memories for you to hold dear to your heart...
    Love and hugs,
    from the heart of Texas!
    be safe in Jesus!

  8. Deena...i am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Beautiful pics, thank you for sharing them!


  9. I'm happy for your father, but so very sorry for the loss he leaves behind.

    The pictures are great.

  10. I'm very sorry for your loss. I know the loss of losing a father. Mine had Alzheimer's too. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Cindy

  11. Deena,
    Your daddy can visit with my daddy.
    I do have a step dad who is living and wonderful.
    Jesus is near.
    Love, Debra

  12. My prayers and love are with you, Deena! I know how hard this must be for you right now. I remember how I felt when my Dad went home to be with the Lord --- I felt like an orphan and wondered who would be praying for me now! The Lord will walk with you and your family, and please know that I'm praying for you! Cora

  13. Hi Deena,
    My condolences to you and your family on your father's passing. But he is definitely in glory land now and no longer ill. My father has dementia and it's so sad to see them waste away.


  14. keeping you and yours in my prayer's, I agree with "jenster" he's will now and in no more pain.
    you will see him again one day.

  15. I'm so sorry you're Daddy had to go home. God bless ...

  16. Oh Deena...I am so very sorry for your loss. BIG HUGS for you and of course you will be in my prayers.

  17. oH, sweetannee...please know I have you in my heart and pray that God carries you thru this low valley and holds you tight.
    We all share in the loss of a father.
    love, bj

  18. Oh Deene I'm so sorry to hear about your daddy. You and your family our in our prayers.

    Just remember dear "The best is Yet to Come" for your daddy.

    Love & {{hugs}}

  19. OOHh Iam sorry so Sorry for Your loss!
    The pictures are so precious!
    Iam thinking of you and your family. Prayers and hugs Iam sending!

  20. I am so sorry Deena . May God give you and your family comfort at this time .

  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your father. May God give you and your family peace and comfort.

  22. Deena,
    So sorry to hear about your dear daddy. I hope you are comforted knowing that he is no longer imprisoned by his mind and body.
    Ruthie from California

  23. So Sorry to hear of the loss of Your Dad, You & Your Family are in My thoughts & Prayers

  24. Sweet Deena,
    My heart is hurting for you. I know he is in a better place and wasn't himself for a long time - but it's still hard. (My DH's Mom passed away with Alzheimers).

    Remember the good times when he was healthy and his mind was well.

    I'll be praying for you and the family during these upcoming days.
    And know the Lord will wrap His loving arms around all of you.

    Love and Hugs,

  25. I'm so sorry, Deena. Losing a parent is never easy. Hugs and love.

  26. I am reminded of that movie with Steve Martin and his daughter's wedding and all his conflicts of emotion. The quote from it, "life is not a merry go round ride, it's a roller coaster ride". I never liked roller coasters and often relate to the peak experience of being at the top just before going down fast. Took me many life losses to just keep my hands off the bar and allow myself to scream all the way into it. Today was your last radiation treatment I remembered this am of course. Went to leave you a comment of congrats and saw the next thing on your plate. I had allowed myself this afternoon to go sit in the truck in the park and cry cause I need to call my Mom. Some days it's worse, some days I am on my way forward. Last couple of days I go to lift the phone to tell her something and remember. It's a total "root upheaval" with the passing of parents no matter how prepared we are or how spiritually aware we are. It's hard, it's loss and no one or nothing can change what it feels like. I do not know why this had to happen on your last rad day.
    And I have no words that will ease the emotions of it.
    I just want you to know that the dynamics of what happened to you in your life today are noted. And that you have been handed a difficult and painful passage. Someday you'll know the reason when you see your Dad again. Till then, I know many of us stand in the gap to hold you in prayer.
    That picture of his Dad, your Grandpa, holding his first son, not knowing that he would have 7 more children. Your Dad, the oldest of 8...a very responsible position right from the get go. God bless him, he's safe and whole again now and then some. Life is a wonder.
    Theresa Mary Rose, Church, Saints and Haints and your friend.

  27. In Sympathy . . . my heart goes out to you.


  28. Deena, sorry for your loss. May God give you and family comfort at this time.

    Sorry, this may sound a bit inappropriate, but when you are up to it, do come by my blog. I have something for you.

    Take care now.

  29. Deena, big hugs and sympathy. I'm such a daddy's girl that I ache for you in your loss, but wish you and your family peace in knowing he is happy.

  30. Deena, I pray that God will wrap you in his loving arms and comfort you as only He can.

    No matter how old or sick our parent's are, we are ill prepared for the loss. Praying for you in the coming weeks.

    Love You!


  31. Deena, I am sorry to read of the loss of your dear dad. He is at peace now.


  32. Deena, my condolences and sympathy to you and your family. My own father passed away 4 years ago on the 18th, after being ill for a year and a half with Gillian Barre Syndrome.

    We now know that our loved ones are safe, whole and happy in heaven where they will wait for us to join them someday. I'll pray for God's grace for you and on you as you grieve his loss.

  33. I am so VERY sorry for your loss.

  34. Deena, I'm so sorry. I know you'd wanted to go visit him for quite some time. You and your family are in my prayers.

  35. Deena, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. It's never easy to lose a parent. The pictures of your dad and his family are so sweet. You are in my thoughts and prayers, as always!

  36. My Grandfather also died of Alzheimers, and I honestly believe, that for some folks, their spirit gets to go on ahead before their body catches up to them. I wish you peace~

  37. Hugs and tears for your loss. You hadn't seen him which I'm hoping allows your memories of him to be the best ones.

    Be strong.

  38. I am so sorry for your loss. You continue to be in my prayers everyday and I will pray that you and your family will be strong. I know God is taking good care of him now. Love Traci

  39. Deena, I am so sorry for your loss. Your daddy is now resting and at peace and I am sure he is looking down on you and keeping you safe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  40. Sincere condolences to you and your family Deena. Know your Daddy is safe and free from pain now and, although these days are very sad, know that he is smiling down on you with love.

    Be strong and know we are thinking of you.

  41. I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Blessed Be.

  42. Deena, At least you have the assurance that your dad is in heaven. I know it's still hard, I have lost both of my parents, but I know they are not suffering or in pain anymore. I pray that you can remember these things as you go through this hard time. Hugs,, Tracey

  43. Dearest Deena, I am so sorry for your loss....will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Now he is once again whole.
    Love, Karen

  44. I am so sorry for you.

    Daddies are so special.

    Please take care of yourself during this time.

    Becky K.

  45. love and prayers, dear deena.....always in my heart.....and thinking of your dear family.

  46. Oh Sakes Alive. I am so sorry. I know your Daddy is out of his suffering from those horrible Earthly diseases and enjoying being able to be free! I hope that you find peace when you miss him and that you always have sweet memories. Please know I am praying for you.

  47. However ill someone is, it's still a great loss when he dies. I'm sorry for your sadness, Deena.

  48. It was your Father and not any of us can phaton your lost. Yes I too have lost not only a Dad but a Mother and it is sometimes too personal for others to feel your pain. Look down and see you are not leaving any footprints as God is carring you again. Peace

  49. Bless you Deena during this hard time, I pray your heart will be peaceful and full of sweet memories of your dad!


  50. Hi, Sweetie. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you as you deal with your grief. May God hold you in the hollow of his hand. I'll see you soon. Love, Sally

  51. Upholding you and yours in prayer, Dena...

  52. Deena, sending you my very deepest sympathies.

  53. Dearest Deena...so sorry for your loss...you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. I lost my Dad 9 months ago, and my mother 5 1/2 years...at my lowest saddest point, i sobbed to my husband that I felt like an orphan...miss them evry day..god bless you, sweet lady. *elaine*

  54. So sorry to hear that news Deena.....what great photos you have shared.

  55. Dear Deena,

    I am so sorry to hear that your Daddy has passed away. I know it must be hard for you, but how wonderful to know he is in heaven. I will pray for strength for you and your family.

    God bless you.

    Love, Sharon

  56. Hello Deena.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . I know first hand how it feels to lose a parent. It is a sad, hard time. With the assurance of his new home in Heaven I know that does give you Peace. Jackie

  57. Deena,
    I am so very, very sorry to hear of your Daddy's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. God bless you and give you strength through this very sad time.
    Carol Anne

  58. Deena, I am so very sorry to read about your Father.. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    My Father had Parkinson's Disease alos.. he too is in heaven with your Father.
    I will pray for you and your family.
    Take care my sweet friend.
    Hugs ~Mary~

  59. Dearest Deena, I'm so sorry honey that you lost your Dad. It's so hard, I know. My prayers are with you.

  60. Deena, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. And the time of your visit was so close. I lost my daddy a couple of years ago. I still miss him.


  61. Deena, I'm so sorry your Daddy is not here anymore. Bless you sweetie. I know you know you will see him again and he is so happy right now. I love the pictures. Hugs, Kathi

  62. I am so sorry for your loss, I will pray for stength and uplifting for you and everyone there in your family. Stay strong Deena......


  63. Deena, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May he be at peace now. (((Hugs)))


  64. Dear Deena, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers. Love, Mary

  65. Dear Deena, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Having just lost my sweet daddy 1 1/2 yrs. ago, I know some of what you are feeling. My heart goes out to you. It just doesn't seem fair, with all you have been thru already. But GOD is good & will comfort you as only HE can. I'm so glad you are finished with your radiation. Hope you feel better soon.

    Glad you enjoyed my PINK Saturday post. I thought the Hello Kitty Doggie would be good for a few giggles! Hmmm....if clothes hurt, does that mean you are running around in your bday suit?!?!

    Much Love & Prayers,
    Angelic Accents

  66. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Deena, at this time of great loss. Sincerely, Trudy

  67. Deena,

    I'm so very sorry for your loss ... you will be in my thoughts.

    Sending hugs across the miles ...


  68. Sweet Deena, You're such a special person, which is why s9o many cre and wish eith all our hearts that we could ease the loss you bear, but white it isn't possible to the pain away I hope knowing that you're loved will help to comfort you.
    Sweet Comforting Hugs to you and your family
    Bernie (ZNE)

  69. Deena, I'm so sorry for your loss.

  70. oh dear Deena I lost my daddy going on 3 yrs ago this month..it is always hard. my sincere condolences. hugs to you.

  71. I am sorry to hear about your father. Even though you don't know me, I am always here if you need someone to talk to.

  72. Deena,

    I just read your very sad news…

    My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend…

    Today is my dad’s birthday, he went to heaven 10 years ago and I still miss each
    and everyday…


  73. Deena,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Daddy's passing....memories are precious, hold them near and keep them dear...he's in a better place now...and he'll always be watching over you....

    Big hugs my sweet friend....

    may you find Peace....


  74. I'm so sorry about your father, Deena--I do understand what you're going through. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ~Jan

  75. Oh dear Deena, I am a so sad to read about the loss of your father. God Bless YOU and your family.


  76. I am so very sorry to hear about your daddy....I am just seeing this now. I always carry you in my heart. My love to you always


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