Friday, October 28, 2011

To My friends . . . My father ....

My father passed away last night with his family surrounding him.

I was here in Texas for three weeks as you know, returned to my cove for a couple of days, and then flew back here on Monday. We bought him home from the hospital to hospice care at his home on Wednesday- he was so happy to be home.

He knew of all of your thoughts and wishes and prayers and comments and emails and etc. I told him, and we read out loud what you all were saying so he could know how so many people where thinking of him - on twitter and facebook and here and all over this old earth people were thinking of my father - this I will never forget and will always be grateful.

Thank you. My last weeks, days, and hours with my father are something I will treasure forever.

I will return as soon as - well, you understand - a little time and I will be back.

I am blowing you all a kiss.

I want to tell you of my dream, though - I can't help to tell about it because I feel it means something even if only to my brain doing something to give me comfort - but I was lying with my dad in his hospital bed yesterday early afternoon or evening while he was still here but slipping away from us, and I fell asleep and my head was touching his head and I was holding his hand and right before I woke, I had a dream of a beautiful horse flying into the sky - up up up it galloped into the sky - and there was blue, either the sky or the horse or both - and I thought "oh how beautiful, how lovely" and then I woke and I had the most peaceful feeling - I cannot describe this peaceful feeling, but it was through my entire body, and I felt in a daze from it. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen and felt.

Thank you all, my friends. You just being "here" and "there" means more than you know

28 comments:

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful. May love, peace, and strength be with you at this difficult time.

Anita said...

Lovely my dear heart. Thoughts and prayers and peace to you and your family!

Marisa Birns said...

That dream was wonderful. It let you know that although you will miss him terribly, your dad is in a beautiful place of peace.

So very sorry for your loss.

Rick said...

You and your family are in my prayers, Kathyrn.

Molly Swoboda said...

What a lovely visual gift for you, Kat. We are only as far apart as our dreams. Trust in rest and peaceful, healing days ahead. ~m

Jen McFadden said...

That is a beautiful dream. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathleen Boston McCune said...

Your vision was your Higher Power telling you your Father will be fine. It is all our prayers that you know that. Have GMR hug you for us all.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I am very sorry for your sad loss. I lost my father in 1986 and still love him to bits. You are in my thoughts at this sad time ~ Eddie x

Kerry said...

Beautiful. Your dream was so beautiful. You are in my thoughts, and I hope the days ahead bring peace.

Titus said...

My sympathy and condolences to you and all the family, Kat. The dream was a gift, I'm sure.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Leschak said...

What a beautiful thing your father did, to leave you with that image of him. You will hold that in your heart forever, as you will him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Much love,
Linda

KarenG said...

So sorry for your loss, but how nice that you had such a lovely comforting dream! Thank you for sharing it with us. It gave me a warm glow reading your description of the horse ascending to heaven.

Susie Swanson said...

So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers..

Analisa said...

Kat,
Blessings to you and your family at this time. I think the dream was God's way of sending your comfort and letting you know it's not over when we leave this earth.

Praying for you.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Kat - that is the most wonderful memory to have and to know that you have been there so much with him and his/your family ... be at peace - with many many thoughts to you all. Hilary

Jessica Nelson said...

Kathryn, I'm so sorry. *hugs*

Liza said...

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and peace in the days ahead.

Marguerite said...

So very sorry for your loss, Kat. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will be keeping ya'll in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hugs, Marguerite

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I am so sorry for your loss but glad you got to spend such important time with your father and that you had the blessing of such a beautiful dream.

Deb Shucka said...

Praying the dream continues to bring you peace and comfort in the days to come. I am so sorry for your loss, my friend. Hugs and light coming across the miles to you.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

The dreamer in me believes the horse represented your dad flying off to heaven and letting you feel his peae in your heart.
What a lovely dream and to have it while holding his hand.
Such a blessing.
God bless you for being such a good and loving daughter.
Take care of YOU. Remember to rest. To eat. To relax and read. Death is harder on those of us left behind than on those who are leaving us. Their battle is over and won. Ours is ahead. Blessings, B

Anonymous said...

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your father, kathryn. You were blessed with that dream. I know your family and you are exhausted so take care of yourselves now. Rest and know he is at peace.
Blessings on you all,
Glenda Beall

Anonymous said...

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your father, kathryn. You were blessed with that dream. I know your family and you are exhausted so take care of yourselves now. Rest and know he is at peace.
Blessings on you all,
Glenda Beall

NCmountainwoman said...

Losing your father is a very hard thing to do no matter how grown up you might be. It is wonderful that he was able to find peace in his own home, surrounded by his loved ones.

Thoughts are with you and your family.

Jill of All Trades said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Kate. It is truly hard. I had a dream shortly after my momma passed and it does leave a feeling doesn't it.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Very sorry. Praying for your peace and comfort.

Michelle Teacress said...

Dreams can be so insightful.

We're all sending our kisses right back to you and yours.

Mimi said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sounds like you ahd a lovely relationship, so treasure your good memories.
Your description of the dream gave me a warm glow too, and I think it was just what you needed at that time.
take care ((hugs))