Sunday, April 9, 2017

The End of an Era.

     My Dad died 10 days ago after a short illness. He would have been 92 in June and he is the last of his siblings and relatives of that generation. He has missed Mum every day for the last 10 years and we know he will be happily reunited with her again now. The funeral was last week in the middle of house inspections etc and life continues to be busy here but things have changed and I am still getting my head around the fact that he is gone as Ray and I had taken him to Drs appointments, coffee dates, shopping etc for the last 10 years.
    The packing and sorting will continue now after taking some time with family to reflect on Dad's life. We will continue to celebrate his birthday on June 22nd as a family gathering and will continue to get together with the extended family for an early Christmas gathering too. At the funeral we received exciting news that 2 more nieces are expecting babies this year so I now have 4 baby quilts to make which reminds us all that life continues despite our ups and downs.
Hugs, Jan Mac
    
    

10 comments:

The Civil War Quilter said...

Sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have good memories with him to help you through this grieving time.

jacaranda said...

Thinking of you Jan and your family. Treasure all those memories you have of your Dad. Love Jenni

margaret said...

so sorry to read that your Dad has passed you must be missing him so much. I see he shares a birthday with my daughter Helen she will be 41 this year. A lovely idea to still celebrate his birthday, I lost um when she was 92 too back in 2006. Thinking of you.

Sheila said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Father, Jan. It sounds like you have been a blessing to him. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michele Hill said...

Lots of love to you at this sad time Jan....hugs xxx

Linda said...

Your Dad lived to a good age and was fortunate to have such a lovely and supportive daughter and son-in-law. He will have appreciated your love in action and is now with your Mum whom he has missed so much. It's a great idea to celebrate his life on his upcoming June birthday, a chance for all the family to get together, so important in today's world where families are so scattered. Enjoy making those baby quilts. I have three to make this year too, for friends though, not close family.

Jo said...

My thoughts are with you. Life will be different for you but you will enjoy the upcoming babies. Take care...xxxx

Michele Bilyeu said...

So deeply sorry for the loss of your dad, Jan. He must have been so truly proud of you and all of the lovely and caring work you have done for others in your own life. Bless him, your mother and all of the joys and memories of the love your family shared. Abd God bless you, as you go through this remembering and healing process.

ruthsplace said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Maria said...

Sorry to read of your loss. Your Dad had a long full life and it's nice you plan to stay get together for his special day..
How nice to have new babies arriving soon.