Goodbye Dad

I lost my Dad this morning, after a long and brutal illness, his body finally gave out.  I know that he fought as hard as he could, not only to live, but to be the best Father he could be.  It’s been a long hard road this last year or so but his passing, although expected, has hit me hard and deeply.  

I am proud to call my self your Son, I Love You.  Sleep Well Dad.

Always your Tiger.


5 responses to “Goodbye Dad

  1. I’m so sorry, Bob….huggs.

  2. gary pastuch

    So sorry to hear of your loss, never know what else to say at times like this. But i can tell you from my own experience that the first year was the hardest and after that i continued to draw from his wisdom. now when i think of him im usually smiling or saying ” How would Dad do this ?”

  3. Thank You both for your kind words, it’s been a rough year watching him wither away. But he is in a better place now.

    I know what you mean Gary about doing things the way Dad wanted it done.

    Funny how that happens.

  4. I am so sorry Bob – even though those words never seem like enough. I don’t think there are words that ever truly work.

    *virtual bear hug*

    • Well Nikki it’s been almost a year now since we lost him. He was in pretty rough shape though and to be honest it was almost a blessing to see his suffering finally end.

      My family has been through tragedy after tragedy it seems in the last decade or so. A spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, 3 cancers (two ending in death), two heart attacks and a respiratory failure.

      They say that pain and loss build wisdom and help a person grow. I don’t know if that’s true but I do know that we’ve suffered a great deal and now it’s time for a little karmic payback.

      Thanks for being a good blogger in the best sense of the word. I will be keeping up with your words for as long as you choose to write them.