Please indulge my "July Memory" ...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Nana2KJS, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Nana2KJS

    Nana2KJS Chicks-n-Ahs

    Mar 21, 2009
    SE Kansas
    I was not aware of the Dollhouse Farms contests until quite recently. Had I known, this would have been my entry. Thank you for letting me share this:

    For this lifelong daddy’s girl, the first week of July will be forever bittersweet. After battling lung cancer and the resultant drug induced side effects, for only five months, my daddy slipped into a coma on July 1. My sister insists that he was unaware of her presence, but he and I shared our last words that afternoon three years ago.

    For months I had stopped by after work to visit … share my day ... see how things were going … then head home to feed my little dogs. That was our routine ... even that last Saturday. When he heard me say I had to go feed the dogs he turned and said “OK.” That’s when I saw it, and knew his pain in my heart.

    I had to tell him it was okay to go. That if the pain was too much, don’t stay here for me. His eyes were clear and I saw that he knew ….. “Thank you,” he replied quietly.

    I hugged my daddy one last time … we both said “I love you,” He left us early the next morning … for that better place, I know ... but a piece of my heart went with him.
  2. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    awww! thats soo sad!
    i teared up a tad now =/
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    What a beautiful memory for you to have.

    Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope that we will all take a little time out of our busy days to reflect on life and love.

    Blessings to all...
  4. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.

    That's very sweet.
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Pass the tissues please..... [​IMG] You wrote that very well. I am glad you got to say goodbye.
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    that was lovely. anyone can be a father, it takes but a donation of seconds. a true Dad, now that is something that takes a real man, a lifetime of work. yours was one until the last.

    now, i expect you to participate fully in the photo contest ma'am! August is slipping away. memories are what we have to create day by day. share one with us again! [​IMG]
  7. hearthnsoul

    hearthnsoul Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Cape Cod
    I had to have mascara on,...[​IMG]
    So touching...
  8. Nana2KJS

    Nana2KJS Chicks-n-Ahs

    Mar 21, 2009
    SE Kansas
    Quote:Thank you all! Writing was something my dad and I shared, and sharing here is a catharsis to my soul. Ask us for a poem - we're there!
  9. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
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