Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Passed Away or Dead~

I remember reading about this topic on one of my former favorite boards. The topic was "What do you say when it happens?" I don't know if I replied to this topic when I read it that day. Unfortunately I have to say it today.

My Step Dad passed away at 5:15 this morning.

I like to think of passing slowly through the gates of heaven. Like passing into another place. Starting on a new passage of a new life.

I never had to help with funeral arrangements until today. I have learned alot, and I am feeling kinda numb from the experience. I'm just glad that I was there with my Mom, and sister. I guess that is normal. I still need to pick out flowers, clothes, and some time to remember some happy times.

The wake is set for Friday, and the Funeral is on Saturday. I'm really worried about my Mom. She broke down a few times today, and I hate that she is now alone. I really want her with us, but she is refusing for the moment. I'm not pushing real hard for the time being, she is young. I will keep a close eye on her until the time is right to insist in a couple of months. If anyone has advice for me I'd appreciate any. We are all in a fog right now.

Sorry I've been posting sad shit. I think it has been theraputic. Once again, thank you all for the prayers and nice emails. They have been very helpful. I don't have many/any real time friends except my husband, and my family. So it really feels nice when someone reaches out with the keyboard.

14 comments:

Deneen said...

Such sad news Kelly-give your mom some time, let her grieve, she may decide to come with you.

Hugs

Mimi said...

Condolence, Kelly, hugs and prayers for you and your family.
Good to know you want your mom to live with you, but I can understand if she wouldnt for now.

Kari said...

I am truly so very sorry for you and your family's loss.

Give your mom some time. Let her know you're there for her but remember that all you are feeling right now is multiplied and compounded for her.

Stacy said...

My thoughts are with you and your family right now. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Marvie said...

My thoughts are with you Kelly. I'm very sorry for your loss. It's a tough situation, wish I could advise you but I wouldn't even know where to start. Other than give it time. Take one day at a time, that's how I got through the loss of my parents. One day at a time.

{{{{Hugs}}}}

DixieRedHead said...

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

StitchLuva and Yarn said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. hang in there with your mom. she may need some space but she still needs you to be there for her.

Wendy said...

I am sorry for your loss. Posting is therapeutic.

Bron said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

Karen said...

Kelly,

My friend; my God Bless you and your family. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

Kimberly said...

Kelly,

My condolences on the loss that your Mom, sister and you and the rest of your family has faced with the passing on of your Step-Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

*hugs*

Chicksey said...

Oh Kelly, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. May you find strength and comfort in the company of your family.

Pink said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Kelly. I know you are worried about your mom but now isn't the time to be making life-changing decisions. I know she'll appreciate knowing that you want to take care of her but she'll value her independence, as scary as that may seem to all of you right now.

Big hugs and good thoughts.

Tracy said...

I've just been catching up with your posts. I am so sorry. My condolences to your family. *hugs*