Thursday, December 21, 2006

Good night, Father.

I didn't think I'd have cause to write a post like this so soon after my last one. Dad lost control of his truck on an icy road this morning, and was killed in the accident.

I will try to write something for him like he wrote for Mother - he deserves it, he was an incredible man (still is, somewhere nice but not here, if the Universe has any sense of kindness or right...). But I do not have the words now. I only found out six hours ago (it took them some time to find me as next of kin) and I am shaky.

For now: Oh, Daddy. I miss you so much already. And I love you. And I hope there's a happy after where you and Mom are even now together.

And to those of you reading this who are still where you can type on the keyboard...I could use some hugs, even virtual ones.

And perhaps some prayers, or good thoughts, or candles lit - whatever you prefer among those.

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh, sweetie...I don't have any adequate words. I just realized that I'm sitting here reading your post with tears in my eyes and one hand over my mouth...I'm just in shock. This so often happens in our lives...that those who felt mated for life join each other so quickly in 'death.' I can only believe that they wanted to be together on the other side. I'm so, so, so very sorry for your loss. I'm sending you the biggest virtual hug possible. xoxox

lizardek said...

How terribly awful. Marilyn sent me over here, and I'm just writing to say how sorry I am for your loss.

Irene said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. know that I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Rozanne said...

I came over from Marilyn's blog.

I'm so, so sorry. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to cope with two huge losses so close together.

Virtual hugs!

Kara said...

Oh Laura, I just was going by Mariyn's blog and it lead me here. I'm sitting here crying and saying no, no,no this can't be true. I can't even begin to imagine the shock you are in. You'll be getting many virtual hugs from me. I'll light a candle for you and your family. Please please take care of yourself and know that there are going to be many of us bloggers sending you strength. I am just so sorry - words aren't adequate at a time like this but I do believe we can send light and love to help get you through

Nancy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I lost my dad too earlier this year, and now, for you so soon after your mom...

I wish there were words to express my condolences to you.

Sam said...

Oh, Laura, I'm so sorry. I can't imagine your loss. It must seem like a bad dream. I am definitely sending prayers your way.

leah said...

oh laura. i am so sorry. my heart is breaking for you. what horrible losses you've had to endure this year. the only blessing i can imagine here is your parents being together now. although i can't imagine that makes it much easier for you at all. i'm sending loads of hugs and love your way. take good care of yourself. and if you need anything, do let me know. xoxoxo

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I am so so sorry to hear of your losses. I am wishing you peaceful times from the pain.

Margaret said...

I am so very sorry that you are going through this. And I'm wishing your parents a good night of rest from this world. Take care.

Stephanie said...

Marilyn sent me over here, and though I don't know you my heart aches with your sadness. I'm so sorry for your loss and hugs of comfort to you.

msfrisky said...

Have stopped in from Kat's Paws.
My heart goes out to you and your family.
Though we've never met, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are not alone. I'm sure your parents are lovingly watching over you now, too.
Be gentle with yourself. Grieve however, and as long as, you need to.

Suzie Q said...

Hi Laura, I found you via Leah's blog. I can't believe what's happened to you, and am sending huge hugs and wishing you peace. Hang on in there darling, and know that we are all thinking of you. Much Love, Sue x