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Sunday, February 21, 2010

A TIME TO GRIEVE

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John:14

R. I. P. PAPA JMy dad passed away yesterday morning at home, surrounded by his loving family. My brother and I were able to get home, and as we gathered around him during his last moments, he knew we were all there with him. He even looked into my mom's eyes and told her it was time for him to go, and he loved her.

I will miss my dad very much, but I find comfort and peace knowing he was not alone. I will be offline for awhile so I can be with my family during this very difficult time.

Lady R

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry I know how painful this time is.The comfort of your friends and family will get you through this Dark hour in your life. My prayers are with you.
Pattee Neiman

mq01 said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ladyR. rest in peace papa J.

B.B. said...

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad that you were all able to be with your dad when he passed.

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Oh Di...I'm so very sorry! Gosh girl this makes me so sad!!! So glad you were able to be there with him in his final moments. You and your family are in my prayers. Love ya!

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Very sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers sent to you and your ebtire family at this difficult time.

Ann said...

So sorry to hear it, Dianna. My thoughts are with you and your family. The pain never goes away, but it does lessen a great deal after a while.

Allen Madding said...

my heart breaks for you and your family. know that y'all are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Peace
Allen

Motor-head Lady said...

I'm so sorry...I can certainly empathize with you. My Mom passed away Monday night.
My thoughts are with you.
MHL

the rider said...

I feel for you, it wasn't all that long ago that I lost my parents and because they were far away I wasn't able to get there in time to say "Goodbye" or to tell them I loved them one last time. The pain does pass and loving memories remain.

Willy D said...

Our deepest condolences.

Carolyn & Willy D.

Dean "D-Day" said...

My heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult time my biker-sister.

I'm sure that Papa J's place was prepared and ready.
God bless my friend.

Jocelyn said...

So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to be there with him one last time.

dave said...

I don't "know" you and yet I do, since I (almost) every day look to see what goes on in your life. You and your family are in my prayers...

WooleyBugger said...

So sorry for your loss.

Big Daddy said...

Your in my heart and thoughts.
Big D Caveman

redbone said...

so sorry....

"Joker" said...

I am so very sorry you lost your Dad, but at the same time, I'm happy for you and your family that you were all able to be there and say good-bye. As Ann said, it never goes away, but the pain lessens over time.

Susan and I send our most sincere condolences. You have been, and will continue to be, in my thoughts. Take care...

Anonymous said...

From my family to yours: Know that today will be a trying day, but you & yours are remembered in my prayers and thoughts. My peace come to your family knowing he is in the right place and that your love will keep you the close family you have always been (The way you discribe your Dad he would have wanted it like that.)God Bless your family-Your friend EM

Jovita said...

I'm so sorry about your dad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending hugs.

KT Did said...

Missing your Dad will never end...all your wonderful memories of him won't either. It's a strange balance of life when you think of it that way, but somehow it works.
I send all my hugs and prayers and blessings to you and your family. Take care.

Doug said...

At the end of life to be surrounded by people whom you love and who love you is to be immeasurably wealthy in the things that matter most. My condolences to you and your family.

FLHX_Dave said...

Doug said what I was gonna say. Anyone.

Best wishes go out to you and yours. I have been thinking about my parents alot lately...

You have my thoughts and prayers.

Webster World said...

Sorry for your loss. May peace be with you.

Charlie said...

I never know what to say to people at times of crisis. Not knowing someone personally does not make it any easier knowing what they are going through. Pain from loss and mourning is universal and one of the few things thant unites the world over. Please take all the time needed and we will wait patiently for your return. All the best to you and your family from Spokane WA.
-Charlie-

Road Captain said...

Sorry for your loss. Hope you are doing well and will be back soon.
Jay

Baron's Life said...

My Family and I send our condolences to you and yours. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May he rest in eternal peace and may God Bless his soul.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

I am sorry for your loss. I am not sure how I missed this post, but want to wish that you and your family find peace.