Saying Goodbye

27 11 2006
My dad, September 2006

The words are hard to come by.

If you have lost a parent, you will understand. There is a feeling of hopelessness that enters your heart as soon as they die. It’s almost like a panic. You cannot remember a time of not having them, so a life without them is unfathomable.

Yet it happens. I suddenly feel very vulnerable. Very insecure. I get those sobs that sneak up your throat and just come out before you can stop them. It’s like a moan or a wail. It hurts.

It happens.

And it happened to me early Sunday morning, somewhere around 2am. The picture in this post was taken by my little sister about 2 months ago. He was 2 months into the fight and still hopeful.

We all were.

I will miss my dad and my heart aches with the knowledge that he is gone because I just don’t know how I can possibly say goodbye.

Advertisements

Actions

Information

10 responses

27 11 2006
Jenny

Dearest Kathryn,

My heart is breaking for you. You are not alone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

((hug))Jenny (Jennynenny)

27 11 2006
Kim Ellis

Kathryn,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers and I pray that you find some comfort during this difficult time.

Kim (redcurlz67)

27 11 2006
Lili

I’m so sorry.

28 11 2006
George

I too am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

And unfortunately I understand.

28 11 2006
NANC

I LOve you and Glad you are my sister!! See you Thursday! Be safe!!!

Nanc

28 11 2006
Kerri.

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

28 11 2006
justme

sorry to hear of your loss. my thoughts are with you during this time.

30 11 2006
Rachel

many thoughts to you and your family during this time.

2 12 2006
SaintMartha

Oh honey….I am so sorry this has happened. I lost my darling mother to cancer five years ago and I know the pain you are feeling. It’s just awful….gosh I just wish there was some magic little thing I could say to make you feel better but there just isn’t…except of course that time does heal…it always hurts but as time goes on the pain isn’t as sharp.

God bless you my dear.

Martha

26 01 2007
Meghan

Kathryn,

Meghan Coffee here. Well, you would remember me as Meghan Quinn.

Hope and I hung out tonight and were catching up on life and our respective places in it and you came up in conversation. Hope didn’t realise that you and I knew each other when I was a younger girl and, I suppose, you were a younger girl as well. I told her how much you blessed me after my mom died. I don’t know that I’ve ever told you that. But you did. Gave a scared, nerdy thirteen year old some peace and courage during that time.

She told me of this blog and so I came looking for you and came across this post.

I know what it’s like, in my own way, to lose someone so suddenly. Words cannot express the sorrow I am feeling for you now.

I hope you are experiencing all things bright and beautiful these days. I’d love to catch up with you sometime. You can find me at:

meghan@meghancoffee.com

Much love, in buckets, your way.

Meghan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: