7 years ago
Monday, August 03, 2009
My dad passed away this morning. He slipped into unconsciousness yesterday morning and didn't wake back up.
I sat with him throughout the night and he never showed any signs of distress or discomfort. The last time I spoke to him was after a visit from Celtic Queen. His face lit up when he saw her and he was happier than I've seen him in weeks. It was a blessing.
We were very grateful that his end was peaceful. I imagine that he's enjoying a long-awaited reunion with his "Honey Bea" (his pet name for my mom) right now.
I was also fortunate that the nurse on call was a neighbor who knows me well, and so I knew he was in good hands.
As he himself said, he "lead a good long life and was really blessed."
He will be greatly missed by my sisters and I, (this is one of my sisters, not me in case you're wondering)
And all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Everyone who met him liked him, and I've heard over and over "He was a really good man."