march_17We lost our dad last night around 6:45pm, and even though it was hard, it went in one of the most peaceful ways I could have imagined it going.

The night before, around 12:30 am, he had had an “episode” where he got worked up, his heart rate spiked, he was sweating and freaking out. He cried. I called my sister and brothers, and we all were here clear up until he passed last night, along with the nieces and nephews and grandbabies. We sort of kept a vigil over him, making sure he wasn’t in any pain or anxiety, and my mom noticed his heart rate was dropping pretty rapidly. We all gathered around his bed, and as my sister-in-law finished The Lord’s Prayer, he passed away. And the sun came out from behind the clouds, the first time all day. It was surreal. It was something that you might not believe unless you had been here.

There was something bigger than us here last night.

He is at peace. He is in no more pain. And he made it to June, just like he said he would.

I love you Dad. May you rest in peace.

2 Responses to “and june, it was.”

  1. wherethedaytakesme

    So very sorry about you and your family’s loss, nothing comforting can be said that will lessen the pain, but I will keep you and your family in my prayers for God’s comfort, for He is the comforter of all.

    Reply
  2. Heather

    So so sorry for your loss but knowing your dad is no longer in pain. Keeping you in my prayers.

    Reply

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