About Me

January 18, 2015

Eighty Years.

My father in law was supposed to come home
yesterday. But instead, we were called up to
the hospital to say goodbye. In his sleep, his
heart stopped, just hours before his release.
We are thankful he didn't suffer, thankful he
died in good hands & thankful this actually
happened before he came home. I truly can't
imagine the devastation that his partner would
have had to experience had he died at home. 

Today, we're still in shock but starting to make
plans for a formal goodbye. Surrounded by love,
we'll weather this new storm. Dad celebrated his
birthday on Tuesday night with family &
cupcakes & staff who sang to him. He made
it to a very impressive Eighty Years & until
last Saturday, rarely ill. A simple cold here
& there. No chronic conditions, no meds.
He had actually never been in the hospital,
except to visit others. A good life, well lived.


Lorrie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Chy. Prayers for comfort and for strength to face the days ahead as you make arrangements. How wonderful to be able to look back on a life well-lived.

~Carla~ said...

So sorry for your loss... ((Hugs)) It sounds like he was blessed with good health til it was his time to return home.

Rachel said...

Sorry for your loss. He sounds like a man who lived a lovely life. Sending prayers of comfort and grace to you and your family in this time of mourning.

Penny Miller said...

Oh Chy, I am so very sorry and saddened to hear about your dear father in law. What a roller coaster of emotions you have all experienced during his brief spell of ill health, and now of course the deep sadness of his passing. He had a ling life,and a peaceful death, and that may be a small comfort to those left behind. Thinking of you Xxx

Linda P. said...

I'm new here, but I still wanted to express condolences as you deal with your father-in-law's death.

Chy said...

Thank you Lorrie. I so appreciate your prayers and kind words.

Chy said...

Ah thanks Carla. Your hug is much appreciated!

Chy said...

Rachel, he was definitely a character!

Chy said...

Welcome Linda. I'm so glad you stopped by. Thank you for your sweet words.

Chy said...

Penny, I'm so grateful for your sentiments. It's definitely been a roller coaster week. So grateful for this time to say goodbye. X