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Saturday, May 30, 2009

R.I.P. to my Father


My father died this morning after a vicious battle with prostate and colon cancer.
These cancers are a horrible disease tearing through my family, and my Dad is the latest victim of it. I alternate between feeling sad and numb. My brother just fell apart completely, bless his heart.


This is the person I am most like in the world. I get some of my best qualities from him, (and also some of my worst!) and I am who I am because of him. I've always admired my Daddy, right, wrong, good or bad. I'm very proud to be like him.
He's the one who taught me how to fish, fight and fix cars. But also, to still be a proper little lady.

I'm just glad now that he's no longer in pain, because in the end, he couldn't even eat or digest food anymore and had to rely on a colostomy bag. Cancer tore him apart. Before the cancer, diabetes saw him lose a leg. It's been a rough past 6 years or so for him, so now I will be glad to see him finally rest in peace.

I won't be blogging for a few days or more, so please understand. I might still come out here and drop, though, because reading other's blogs will at least take my mind off this.


Rest in peace, Daddy. I will always love you.


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71 comments:

Waterrose said...

Hugs to you...

juliana said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. Be strong.

Lainy said...

My deepest and heartfelt condolences. Stay strong!

The Fitness Diva said...

Thank you all very much for your sentiments. I really appreciate it.

Apollo said...

My condolences to you and your family.

Dori said...

Hugs to you. I can relate to some of the emotions that you may be going through...I've been there. I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayers and as a bloggy friend I'm here for you. Stay strong.

Shu Fen said...

My grandfather died 2 months ago due to lung cancer...

May your father rest in peace.

Rest well and do come back :)

Daniel said...

My heartfelt condolences, lo superarás con l tiempo...

Alfonso de la Fuente Ruiz said...

I am very sorry to read this. Shall my condolences get to you diva.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*

Azure Islands Designs said...

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family...I to have been there!

Take one minute, one hour, one day at a time...

jacqueline said...

Hello Diva,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
Your post brought tears to my eyes.

All I can say is...keep concentrating on the LOVE.

katherine said...

Im so sorry to hear that. My condolence. You were right, much better like that than to see him suffering his illnesses. At least he now join our creator. Just close your eyes and feel your heart and you will know that your dad didn't leave you. He just stay inside your heart.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

So sorry for your loss. Sounds like a wonderful relationship. Our prayers are with you

Wiggy said...

Sorry to hear about your loss1

robert troch said...

My heart goes out to you. I wish I could give you some of my strength and energy to help you through these very difficult times. Please take care of yourself, take your time and of course go forward "One day at a time."

Denford said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences to you and yours.

Kelly B said...

Aw, honey, I'm sorry to hear that your daddy went through so much and I'm sorry for your loss.

I understand the feeling of relief to no longer see someone you love suffer. I'm glad if that can bring you peace.

Much love,
Kelly

Geraldine said...

I'm terrible sorry about your loss. I'll pray to the Lord so you and your family can find resignation soon. God bless you.

BeadedTail said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your dad sounds like he was a wonderful man. My condolences to you and your family.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

May his memory be for a blessing. You're right: after all that brave fighting, may he rest in peace.

Lynne said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I have you and your family in my prayers.

Beth said...

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and to your whole family.

God Bless !

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts.

JessQ said...

My deepest and sincere condolences. My father died when I was still 10 yrs old. It's not easy to loss a parent!! But we have to be strong to accept the fact of death.

Yes, cancer is quite a terrible malady indeed. This is one of the reasons I've maintained one of my blogs, to share a few tips to ease or remedy these illnesses in a natural and convenient way.

Ok, we shall wait for your next post. Take your time.

Carl said...

I am so sorry to read this. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Dorothy L said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my father who was my best friend last year:*
It is a part of life that is hard to understand:)

Huggz~D~

tahtimbo said...

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kaiya said...

Diva.. I am extremely sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

lina said...

Sorry for your loss. Hope you'll stay strong.

Hugs to you...

NewsVids said...

I am very sorry for your loss, may your father rest in peace. You will be in my prayers.

Caledonian Jim said...

It seems impossible to believe at the moment I know, but a time will come when you will only remember the good things about your Dad. Don't be afraid to grieve and let your feelings out, because that's an important part of getting to that stage. And above all remember the ultimate comfort is knowing he's not in pain or sickness any more.

your "Health Assistant" said...

My Condolence to you and your family

Beaderjojo said...

My deepest condolences. Much strength to you and your family.

sheila said...

I am so sorry for your loss - one of my biggest fears is how I will deal with my dads death - how do you live without your daddy? - You'll be in my thoughts.

Sheila

EastCoastLife said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences. Stay strong.
*hugs*

maggie said...

condolence to you and your family.

god bless you all!

Jude said...

There really are no words to ease your pain, but I'm sure it helps to know that so many people regardless if you know us understand what you are going through and are behind you in your time of grief.

PJ said...

i also lost my father to cancer 11 years ago. it was very hard thing to watch him have to live with the pain for so many years. i started praying for him to be released from that pain. i knew he didn't want to live like that. my condolences are with you and yours.

Naye said...

So sorry to hear about your loss of a loved one. My condolences goes out to you and your family.

may said...

Hi..im sorry to hear about your father.. my deepest sympathy to you and your family..

Judy said...

I'm sorry for your loss. He looks like he was a loving, caring man. God Bless!

lira said...

My condolences to you and your family.

lira said...

condolences to you and your family.

FitJerk said...

Sry to hear about your loss Diva... *Hugs*

Cancer sucks, I've lost my grandpa to it also. There was an article I came across which I found pretty interesting:

http://flawlessfitnessbook.com/blog/how-to-fightprevent-cancer/

I suggest you copy/past it on your blog so people can read it... hopefully you find it valuable and may it prevent the disease in someone else.

Tricia said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Mystery Man said...

I'm sorry to hear this. My condolences and prayers go out ot you and your family.

BK said...

My condolences. He will always be remembered in the heart.

Tricia (ProudMommy) said...

My sincerest condolences....

Kevin in Manila said...

Condolences--very sorry to hear about this.

Daisy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences and soft purrs to you.

lala said...

My condolences, Diva.

Wilson Pon said...

OMG, Diva. I'm feeling sorry for your loss here! Honestly, I've encountered this situation before, where my uncle ended up his life journey 5 years ago, when he's being diagnosed with Leukemia.

Cancer is a very horrible thing and we should fight against it!

I'm strongly believed that your father is watching you somewhere over the rainbow...

Maria said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He is in a better place than us and that place is better now with him there. May he RIP and you heal as well.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

I'm having goosebumps and I'm actually teary-eyed right now. The feeling of breaking down when my dad passed away 10 years ago just comes back to me right now, while reading your post. My sympathy to you dear....

God bless you!

Rebecca said...

God bless you and your family. Your dad sounds like he was the light of your life-- what a blessing!! And he had SUCH a terrific smile.

(((hugs)))

heidi said...

I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss. I am sending positive thoughts for you all.

Nessa said...

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

jacqueline said...

Hey Diva,
Just thinking about you and your family. Hope you're doing OK.

KY's Commonwealth Eye Surgery said...

My condolences to you and your family

metrogel said...

I am very very very sorry to hear that............

Hugs~

metrogel said...

I am very very sorry for you lost.

Hugs~

Pisio808 said...

I can relate to what you are going through, and my prayers will be with you. I lost my dad suddenly a couple of years ago. He was one of my best friends. Even now I miss him, but know he is still with me in so many ways.

Prayers.

Pisio

Fitness Information said...

oh... that's a great loss.. but this will happen in everyone's life at anytime..

Take care of your self and your family...

Laura-Junkfoodaholic.com said...

Yvonne, I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know how hard it is to adjust to someone you love no longer being here. I pray God gives you peace that passes all understanding and that He comforts you and your family at this difficult time.

Aron Sora said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. This song has always been a source of strenght for me.

When all you have to keep is strong
Move Along, Along like I know you do
and even when your hope is gone, Move Along, Along and you'll make it through.

anisha said...

Dear Diva,
My heartiest consolations to you regarding demise of your beloved father.I know that this loss is not compensable but be brave and try to fullfill other un-fullfilled wishes of your father and his soul will be gratified with your activities.
May god bless you and the departed soul rest in peace,
anisha

LOL Cats said...

So sorry for your loss. Cancer is the worst it has hit my family hard and I've loss lots of friends to it too. Stay strong my condolences to you and your family.

devianty said...

Hi..im sorry to hear about your father.my condolence to you, hopefully you were given by Lord hardiness

UPrinting said...

My condolences to you and your family. :(
Cancer has taken a lot of lives already. But you have to be strong for your father. He's in a much better place now, a place where he cannot feel any more pain.

 
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