Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sadness in my heart today

Today should be a happy day. It's father's day and it's our wedding anniversary ( 6 years) but
today my heart is filled with sadness because my father in-law passed away. He was admitted to hospital two days ago and died last night at 9pm. He was 61 years old.
His battle with cancer was short and painful. I'm relieved to see that he is no longer in pain but sad that he is no longer here in body.
Sean and Alyssa were fortunate enough to have visited him two weeks ago and had an opportunity to see him one last time. No pictures were done during their visit as he was too ill and did not want to be photographed.
Sean has left for Edmonton today to deal with funeral details, take care of other legalities and find homes for the animals.
Sean has requested that I not cancel my trip to Florida. I explained to him that I didn't feel right about it. I have a mental image of him sitting at his fathers funeral while I'm enjoying a umbrella drink by the pool side with my long lost friends... Do you see why I'm struggling with it? It just seems wrong. Seems like I don't care.
He says I should go and have fun. I planned this trip months ago, and there was no way for me to know that this would happen. He even bought me a new camera a few weeks ago so that I could take lots of pictures on my trip ( I can't use his camera- I find it too complicated).

This is a picture of the three generations and the last time I saw my father-in-law 2 years ago.

Doug , Nathan and Sean
at the Edmonton airport in 2007


  1. You are in my thoughts. This is such a difficult time. I hope that you find comfort in your decision.
    Kelly W.

  2. Im so sorry this happened. No matter what you decide, it will be the right thing.
    Thinking of you.

  3. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs to you.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for your family's comfort during this difficult time.

  5. My thoughts are with you and your family. Kelly F