Shelly, I'm so sorry you are going through this. I lost my dad to cancer almost 20 years ago and it was so, so, so hard. You and your family are in my prayers.
The days are hard as you go through this, yet there will memories from them that later you will cherish. The watching is painful. Banish the guilt. Praying for you.
Thank you both, Carol and "newtreemom." I covet your prayers! I'm blessed to be a part of the blogging community. Thank you for the kind words and encouragement!
This is heartbreaking. I just want you to know that I'm praying for you and your family. I know we're going to find a cure for cancer, it's gotta be right around the corner. I'll add some prayers for that too.
That last question you ask is so hard. The death of a loved one leaves a void, but with time you'll live with the loss. Cherish your memories. What a legacy your father is leaving to you, his friend and faithful prayer partner. My heart and prayers go out to you.
It's so clear that you had a special bond with your father- that is a gift which will sustain you through this loss. You are in my prayers.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hold tight to the days...and let go what you must; however, I hope you can find solace in the memories and love you share.
Oh Shelley... My eyes sting with tears. Thank-you for your brave words. They cut strait to the heart.
Becca's right, your words cut to the heart. You write silly and humorous one day and then brave and heartwrenching the next. I didn't know you were a poet...I'm glad to "meet" this writer side of you.
Wow - I love the way your heart shines - even when it's grieving, the LOVE shines through.
Thank you all for sharing. I am humbled...and I am smiling...Thank you for investing time commenting...and for the prayers!