Saturday, October 24, 2009

Goodnight, Dad.

My Dad went home to Heaven on Thursday, October 22 at 10.55pm.
He was at home, in his own bed, and my Mum, sister and I were with him as he went.
I miss my dad so much already, yet I can hardly believe he has gone.
I'll write more later, but I know so many of you have been checking in, so I wanted to post. We'd really appreciate your thoughts and prayers right now as it is a very difficult time.
It is a comfort to know that Dad is safe and happy now, and that the cancer no longer has any claim on him.
He promised me before he left that he would find Will when he arrived, and look after him for me. It makes me happy to think of my father and my son, together in a place more wonderful than we could ever imagine.
As my Dad said at Will's funeral service... 'He hasn't departed - he's arrived.'
I love you Dad, and I miss you so much already.
Sleep tight Daddy, I'll see you in the morning.


Joshua said...

Lots of love and prayers coming your

The Cryer Family said...

Thinking of you and love you all xxx

Jamyama said...

Your dad wouldn't have had to go looking Ali, I'm sure Will was right there beside you all waiting to lead the way for him and trying to ease the pain being felt by his lovely mum, nanny and auntie. Will and your Dad will continue to watch over all of you helping as much as they can to get you through this time (as much as poss in between playing football in heaven)! All my love to all of you, kelly xxxxxx

Abi said...

thinking of you all, sending lots of strength x

abi, tom, corwin and rowan x

Anonymous said...

Your blogs really have let us know just how special your Dad is. I love to read about the things he and Charlie get up to so now I am wondering just what he and Will are doing!

You are all in our prayers. Sending you lots of hugs.

Love Lisa, Mark and Roch

CK said...

My heart is with you as you move through this new time without your dad. It's a rollercoaster - never knowing how you might be feeling one moment to the next. I don't have any advice - only that I understand.

How blessed that he is with your son in heaven! My mom is holding her own son, plus a grandson and granddaughter. Her arms are full.

E-mail me if you ever want to talk.

Love from one who's one a similar journey.

Southern Woman said...

Sincere condolences to you and your family. The picture of you and your Dad is so sweet. Dads are truly a blessing.

GrammieMommy said...

I'm so sorry about your dad. There are no words..just know that you're in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Amanda said...

What a beautiful post! Your love for your daddy shines through beautifully! You will always be your Daddy's girl.

I left the following comment on OHIH in response to you posting your sad news..In case you didn't see it is:

My heart just breaks for you. I lost my father and my oldest son to cancer. Cancer plain sucks and I hate it! I know there are no perfect words at a time like this..but please know that I am sending you lots and lots of loving vibes and strength for you to get through this oh sooo painful time. I am glad that you were able to be with your father and to comfort him right up until the end. Trust me, that time will mean more than anything to you in the coming months as you seek ways to soothe your aching heart. Hugs to you and your dear mother.. xo

won said...

Gentle thoughts this evening and in the days ahead.

I am very sorry.

Erin Lutz said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how tough it is to lose your Dad. I hope the memories you have bring you peace. {hugs} erin (from OHIH)

Sue+1 said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

The Queen of Chaos said...

Beautiful thoughts ... Will and his Grandpa are together playing and laughing right now! Watching over your family.

Prayers to all of you.

sandra said...

thinking of you all

Sandra , Viv , Toria , Simon and Olivia