Monday, April 4, 2011

Daddy, may your journey be peaceful

On Sunday, April 3rd, late in the afternoon, my Daddy went to join my Mama and my oldest brother. He was in the hospital battling pneumonia, but he passed away peacefully with my brother and me, and my husband, at his side. He was 88. Today we finished the arrangements for the funeral for our Dad. It will be a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 9th.

He was a pilot in WWII, and also served in the reserves, then was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, where I was born. After he retired from a lifetime of service to our country, we all located to Norman, Oklahoma, where I grew up.

Daddy was a great dad. There aren't words enough to express how wonderful, except that he loved everyone, and he never met a stranger.


But it's all okay. I know my dad was greeted by my mom and brother, and guided onwards. I see them all in their prime, happy and vibrant, and I know that all is good.

8 comments:

Krysstyllanthrox said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

DragonsChest said...

Thank you. I appreciate that.

sarah lou said...

so very sorry for your loss, but i'm glad you can find peace in thoughts of them all together. :)

DragonsChest said...

My Daddy loved my Mom so much, and he missed his son fiercly. I can't imagine that they wouldn't have reunited as they moved on to the next adventure. :)

Barby said...

I have been busy and not checking blogs for the past week or so. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my father 11 years ago, and although it takes a while, the sadness softens and all the wonderful memories supplant it. It sounds like you have some wonderful memories. Peace be with you all.

Barby said...

I have been busy and not checking blogs for the past week or so. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my father 11 years ago, and although it takes a while, the sadness softens and all the wonderful memories supplant it. It sounds like you have some wonderful memories. Peace be with you all.

VCFibers said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

DragonsChest said...

Thank you! Today is the funeral and I'm going to draw strength from my family around me. I know Daddy is at peace now, and so it's all okay. He will be given full military honors; he was a career Air Force officer and was in WWII. I am sure the honors will be something to behold.