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(Vanity) R.I.P. Dad your long battle is finally over
Posted on 08/09/2007 11:59:36 AM PDT by Brainhose
Yesterday morning 8/8/07 @ 6AM my father lost his 5 year struggle against ALS,
He was very smart, and was a self made man who provided very well for his family through hard work and very shrewd stock investments.
He will be sorely missed by family
and a myriad of friends.
All through his struggle with a terrible disease he never lost his sense of humor.
I've been helping care for him 24/7 for the last 2 years and I now have a gaping hole in my heart that cannot be filled. He made me the die-hard conservative that I am today
My only solace is knowing that he died in peace, in my mother's arms.
God bless Dad I hope you've found peace. The pain is now over.
KEYWORDS: als; dad; lougherig
posted on 08/09/2007 11:59:42 AM PDT
I’m so sorry Brian. You’ll see him again at his very best. ALS is a horrible disease and it is a miracle in itself that your Dad kept his sense of humor. God love him!
I wish you peace.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:02:42 PM PDT
(To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:03:08 PM PDT
Sounds like your pop was a great guy.
I'm sorry for your loss....
I think of my father just about everyday..and he passed away in '88.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:05:06 PM PDT
by Osage Orange
My Father passed a few years ago and I still have a rough time at time believing it.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:10:22 PM PDT
posted on 08/09/2007 12:10:23 PM PDT
(Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
I’m sorry ... I’ll pray for you and loved ones left behind.
Your Dad is very special. I love mine too. I understand that void ... we’re fortunate ... some never had such a wonderful Dad - try to have some solace in that and look forward to when you are reunited with him for eternity.
May God bless you and lift you up over this tough time.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:12:30 PM PDT
(Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
My prayers and heart are with you and your family; I know how difficult it can be to watch a dear loved one fade away.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:17:44 PM PDT
(Your life may be the only Bible someone else reads.)
The gaping hole in your heart will get smaller, very slowly, but it will. Give it time, my friend. Our prayers are with you.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:18:36 PM PDT
My wife passed away from ALS in 1996, two years after being diagnosed. She was an RN, she trained me well.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:39:31 PM PDT
(The night has a thousand eyes)
I’m sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man, Brian. I’m sure he was very proud of you and always will be.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:40:14 PM PDT
(Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
I’ll be praying for you and your family. May the love of Christ fill your home and the void in your heart. I pray that all the wonderful memories of your dad will be in the forefront of your mind. I pray for peace for your mom as well.
posted on 08/09/2007 12:52:24 PM PDT
(1 Corinthians 2:5, Jeremiah 29:11-13)
The hole will fill with memories of your Dad. Give that time, and know I pray God's love will fill it with peace for the moment as those memories fill it in.
It sounds like your Dad was a great guy, and the world will always miss guys like him.
posted on 08/09/2007 1:00:23 PM PDT
by Smokin' Joe
(How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
God bless you and your family FRiend. You are in my prayers today.
Brian,it sounds like you were an exceptional son to your Dad.I’ll bet he was *very* proud of you.Have courage....over time the hurt will lessen but the good memories will remain.
posted on 08/09/2007 1:04:35 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
THANKS TO ALL!
I apologize for not knowing how to reply to multiple posts.
All your heartfelt posts mean so much.
I knew I could count on FREEPers to understand, so many of my friends
could not understand me giving my life to my parents in return for them giving me life.
It is in times like these that you truly find out who your friends are.
posted on 08/09/2007 1:10:20 PM PDT
(My name is Manuel. I am from Barcelona.)
Brian, praying for you and your father. From your post you can tell you thought the world of him. He had a son to be proud of and you had a dad to be proud of. God Bless.
Brian, may God bless you and comfort you in your loss. There is no greater tribute you could pay to your Dad than the wonderful words you have said on this forum. Now, millions know what a special person he was.
I wish I could tell you that time will heal your wounds, but, quite simply, it won’t. My Dad has been gone for more than 10 years now. I still miss him every — and that, in itself, is a tribute to the grandeur of the man. I have a feeling it will be the same for you.
posted on 08/09/2007 1:21:30 PM PDT
Sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies. My wife lost her mom in March. We understand teh feeling.
We’ll hold you and your family in prayer.
posted on 08/09/2007 1:28:26 PM PDT
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
posted on 08/09/2007 1:30:47 PM PDT
(WARNING: Dangerous to pregnant women and small children. May burst into flames at any time.)
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. After a while that big hole you feel right now will be filled by wonderful memories of your dad. It will take time, and you’ll never be without that emptiness, but his goodness as a father and husband with be enough to bring you through.
posted on 08/09/2007 1:33:03 PM PDT
(The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
posted on 08/09/2007 2:08:24 PM PDT
(Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers sent to you and your family. He sounded like a wonderful person.
posted on 08/09/2007 2:09:43 PM PDT
(If the families still ran Las Vegas, Harry Reid would be napping at the bottom of Hoover Dam)
My prayers for your family. Dad is in the hands of his loving Father, whole again.
posted on 08/09/2007 2:52:48 PM PDT
posted on 08/09/2007 3:34:54 PM PDT
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