Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanks Everybody!

I didn't mean to disappear after all of your comments. Your responses have been so overwhelming. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your advice.

Several posts ago I spoke about hubby having to go back east to help his parents move out of their home of 47 years into an assisted-living center. On Tuesday, his dad fell in the bathroom against the door, and needed a lot of assistance to get out. He went to the hospital for some tests. They weren't good.

Yesterday morning we were told that Dad probably wouldn't make it through the day, although he was coherent and worried about messing up everybody's Thanksgiving. That is SO like him, and says so much about the kind of person he is. He wasn't in pain, which is a blessing. Hubby couldn't get a plane out yesterday, but left early this morning.

He got there ok, but I haven't heard anything since.

Dad P is one of the kindest people I know. He raised, set examples of goodness and shaped the man I love and admire most in the world.

Please say a prayer or send a wish to make his passing as gentle as possible.

Thanks again. You guys are the best.

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Update

Dad P peacefully passed away about an hour before I wrote the above. He waited until all his kids were by his side.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

(((hugs)))

My prayers are with Dad P.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Oh my...I am glad all his kids were there.

Rootietoot said...

Prayers to the family. I'm also glad his kids were there.

Anonymous said...

Ooohh... So sorry to hear that. Good to hear that his kids were there to say goodbye...

Mwah!

Me said...

Attila,
Hugs and love and prayers for your family.

Trish said...

So sorry...

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and the family. What a wonderful tribute to Dad P to know he was so loved. Hugs to you and hubby.

Anonymous said...

God bless you all. A little miracle - right? - that all his children were with him.
You're going through some tough times right now. Will send prayers & thoughts your way.

happykat said...

May he find peace and rest.

May your family remember the good times and retain the love he has shown.

Samantha said...

I'm so, so sorry.

Kate said...

I'm so sorry. Sending hugs to you all.

(((((you all)))))

Nomad said...

I send prayers and strength for all of your family and wish your father in law gilded wings to his next place.

Anonymous said...

(((You)))
(((your family)))
I'm glad he had all his loved ones with him.
I wish you peace.

elizabeth said...

Sending {{{{hugs}}}}

May your FIL rest in peace.

Stella said...

(((hugs))) to you and your family ATM. I am so glad Dad P had his family around him when he passed away, it will help them so much in their grief.

shirley said...

*hug*

Heather said...

Many thoughts & prayers to your family, and to Dad P.
Hugs, hon. ♥

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about that ...

daughterof2women said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

carmachu said...

OUr thoughts and prayers are with you there dear.

Anonymous said...

Hi Attila,
I’m sorry to learn about your Father-in-Law’s passing. Death is never an easy thing to cope with, but knowing that you’ve got a lot of people who care about you and your family should be of some comfort to you in your sorrow.

Go in peace….

Nightmare said...

You and the Hubby have my sincerest condolences.

I have been out of any electronic contact for 4 days now and I will have to write my Gasbag Review tomorrow when I get back to the land of High Speed connectivity.

Nightmare

Anonymous said...

My condolences. I'm glad he could have his family with him at the end.

Kim Ayres said...

My thoughts are with you

Sven said...

My heart goes out to you and your family.

Deb said...

I am so sorry for your families loss. I never know what to say in situations like these, but know that my thoughts are with you and your family.

karaoke queen said...

I'm sorry to hear that he's gone. But happy that he got to see everyone before he left. He must have loved you guys alot. Hugs for all of you....

Anonymous said...

hi

i have been reading your blog for some time but never left a comment until now - you said some lovely things about your FIL, things that anyone would be proud to hear about themselves, to be called kind is a great tribute, no amount of money or fame cuts it when being remembered.
try to think of happy times and remember that your FIL passed, loved by all his family!

OneEar said...

Condolences.

Slick said...

I'm awfully sorry....and I'm glad all his kids made it by his side.

Brenda said...

Oh Hon, such sad news for you and yours to begin this holiday season. My heart hurts for you. God Bless.

mia said...

How beautiful that he waited for his children.

My condolences to your family. xoxo

You know where I am so if there is anything I can do to help Mr. Atilla on this end please let me know.

Apricoco said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

May he rest in peace.

Special K said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry.

Annie Drogynous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. You and your husband are in my thoughts.

Ma Titwonky said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nikki said...

oh Attila.

I wish I had the words.....

Sending my best to you and your family.

Stinkypaw said...

So sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace!

Big hugs to you and yours.

Kathy said...

Atilla, my prayers and big hugs are with DH and all of you during this difficult time. You are right, your FIL raised a wonderful man. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read of your loss.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Oh goodness. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad he was surrounded by loved ones.

Lisa

RC said...

I pray that you'd see God even when you don't understand.

kim said...

im so sorry attila ....*hugs* for all your family

Pendullum said...

You guys are in my prayers...
I am so sorry for your profound loss.

Ruth Dynamite said...

I'm sorry, Attila. Thinking of you and your husband.

Sheila said...

My thoughts and best wishes are with you dear Attila.

Attila The Mom said...

Thanks again for all your kind words and support. Like I said earlier, you guys are the best!

quinn said...

Hello Attila,

I am so sorry for your families loss of what sounds like an incredable man.
Having been able to have all his family with him at that time I am sure gave him an incredable sence of peace and is also probably a form of comfort to your husband that he was with his father at that time as well.

I am also sorry for having been absent from your blog for such a long while. It was not my intent.

Kevin Charnas said...

...Attila... (((((Attila)))))

...I'm sorry. I'm so glad that all of his kids made it...


**big, big sigh**

Miss Keeks said...

ATM, I'm very sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose someone you love, but it's even harder when it's so close to the holidays.

You can take comfort knowing your mother-in-law will soon be coming to live with you.