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Holding my Dad's Hand

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Shosha1 Sun 25-Sep-16 23:18:55

Sat beside him in hospital, holding his hand as his clock slowly winds down

88 years of love, joy, tragedy, loss, adventure and family.

I hope by the morning he is with my Mum, his son and Grandson xx

I will stay with you my darling Dad

ImperialBlether Sun 25-Sep-16 23:20:38

I wish I'd had that chance, Shosha. My dad died in March this year - I wish someone had been with him at that moment.

flowers to you and to him.

Truckingalong Sun 25-Sep-16 23:22:17

These are precious moments. Tell him you love him a thousand times over. Wishing you every strength.

Potentialmadcatlady Sun 25-Sep-16 23:24:27

Thinking of you as you stay with your Dad tonight....your words are lovely..I hope all stays calm

Shosha1 Sun 25-Sep-16 23:34:34

Dad came from a small village in Somerset, joined the RAF, met Mum and spent 28 years travelling the world.

Many many years spent in the Far East

They had 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl.

Tragedy at losing Mum from cancer at only 59.

But now all his children, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson, hold him in a special place in their hearts.

Truckingalong Sun 25-Sep-16 23:43:16

Sounds like he saw great adventure and great sadness too. Being loved and adored by many though is clearly a testament to him.

Littlelostdinosaur Sun 25-Sep-16 23:54:50

Sorry for what you're going through, sounds like he has had a wonderful life of adventure and love. Tell him everything you think of him while you have the chance. My dad died suddenly and unexpectedly in April, no one was with him and it hurts everyday that he was alone, I wish I'd had the moment you have now to tell him how wonderful he was to me. Sending you love at an awful
Time X

Redglitter Mon 26-Sep-16 02:18:03

Thinking of you. It's a hard thing to go through but I've never regretted the days spent with my dad. It's always meant a lot that we were with him at the end flowers

TheBouquets Mon 26-Sep-16 14:53:41

Thinking of you. I was with people in their last hours and I have never wanted it any other way. You are doing the best thing.

Shosha1 Mon 26-Sep-16 18:33:33

Dad became very peaceful in the early morning

At 12 mid day he sighed and slipped away.

What am I going to do without you Dad x

ImperialBlether Mon 26-Sep-16 19:37:17


I'm so sorry you lost him, but really glad it was so peaceful.

talesofthevillage Mon 26-Sep-16 19:40:04

I'm so sorry. He would have been glad you were with him.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Mon 26-Sep-16 19:45:30


Potentialmadcatlady Mon 26-Sep-16 20:49:49

I'm glad it was peaceful and you were able to be with him

RuralLibran Mon 26-Sep-16 20:53:43

I'm sorry for your loss flowers

TheBouquets Mon 26-Sep-16 22:07:41

I am so sorry for your loss of your precious Dad. He obviously was a great person. You loved him so well. He would have known that you were there and no doubt would be comforted by your presence.
Thinking of you.

Littlelostdinosaur Tue 27-Sep-16 18:58:59

Im so doery for your loss. It sounds like he had a loving and peaceful end and I hope eventually you can find comfort there. Xxx

ChishandFips33 Tue 27-Sep-16 19:07:09

So sorry for the pain you'll be feeling - thoughts are with you flowers

YouCanShoveYourOtherGranny Tue 27-Sep-16 21:38:49

glad he went peacefully, and so very sorrry he had to leave you. Thoughts coming your way flowers

twilightcafe Tue 27-Sep-16 21:39:55


booellesmum Tue 27-Sep-16 21:44:47

So sorry for your loss, I know how you feel and am sending love your way.

Shosha1 Tue 27-Sep-16 22:17:05

Spent today organising his funeral.

I chose Queens Who Wants To Live Forever.

He would have liked that smile

thesandwich Tue 27-Sep-16 22:19:03


fluffygreenmonsterhoody Tue 27-Sep-16 22:20:40

Very sorry for your loss. Beautiful song choice.

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