This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Heavenly Chariot has come...

This morning, at 9am, the Heavenly Chariot came for my Dad and took him to Heaven....

I really have no further words except to thank you all for being so supportive and loving these past four years and one month since Dad went into the nursing home...you all will stay in my heart forever.  I have to pack and get myself to California to be with my Mom, brothers and my sister.

I will write more later...

Thank you so much.

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Donna, I am so very sorry. You and your family have been through such an emotional roller coaster these past four years. My prayers with all of you.

Jeanie said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I am glad you will have the comfort of being with your family.

mickeydee said...

I'm so sorry Donna. Your family made sure that he had very special care and always kept his best interests in the forefront. Your family is in my prayers. sending hugs......dianne

Mari said...

There is a grand reunion happening in heaven! I love to think of your Dad happy and healthy and running with Brutus. :)
There is still sorrow here on earth though. Praying for all of you in the days ahead.

Darlene said...

So very sorry for your loss, Donna. I have been following your blog for some time now but do not comment often. I lost my Dad to Dementia, one Aunt was recently diagnosed and remains at home with my Uncle, one Aunt has been in a nursing home for 2 years now, and my cousin just moved her Mom from a home in CA to a home in Texas, close to family as she is battling Dementia. The list goes on and I have passed along information to family and friends because of you and your Dad and your families journey. I am so glad you have had this blog to inform others of so much in dealing with this disease. For now my thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and family. May your Dad rest in peace. Darlene

Simone Dankenbring said...

Donna, you and the family are thought of and in my prayers. I have read your blog and followed your dad's journey towards Home. Praying that you all will hold special memories close to your heart to get you through the tough moments. He was definitely a fighter who was courageous every step of the way. ((Hugs))

Molly said...

Donna, I'm so sorry to hear such sad news on my first visit here. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. My dad's birthday was yesterday. He would have been 96 if he'd lived, but he died of cancer at 57. My biggest regret is that he never knew my children and they never knew him. I wish you all the best as you deal with this sad turn of events and hope you'll be back blogging again soon.

Laoch of Chicago said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Good wishes to you and your family.

Wander to the Wayside said...

So sorry, Donna. I know only too well the grief AND relief that you are feeling. You and your family did such an awesome job of making these past years comfortable for your dad, and now you can all rest assured that there was nothing left undone or unsaid.

thisisme said...

Dear Donna, I am so very sorry to hear that your dad has passed away. I hope it was peaceful at the end. I send my heartfelt condolences to you, your mum and all the family at this sad time. Dad is finally at peace. I have just seen the photo of your dad on your latest post. Gosh, he was such a handsome man. Sending hugs your way.

Donna said...

Donna I am so sorry for your loss. Even thought your family knew it was coming, it is still hard to lose a loved one. I have been following your blog for some time now and feel it is very informative for others going through the same thing. I will miss this blog. May god rest his hand of comfort on you and your family.