Life marches on

fla-gypsyfla-gypsy Posts: 3,024 ✭✭
Haven't mentioned it before but my Father has been turned over to Hospice for care. His 2+ year battle against colon cancer cannot continue without making him sicker than the cancer has. He is declining quickly and I fear he will not see his next birthday (87) in October. At 56 years old it is difficult to think that for the first time in my life I will not have him to consult on a wide range of matters. He has enjoyed a full life and our family has a strong history of faith in the Creator of all that is. Life marches on but is always temporary for the participants. I pray that my merciful God will make his transition to the next life an easy one.

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  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Ill keep you and your family in my prayers my friend.
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Best to you and your family, keep those great memories at hand and pass them on...
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear about this, I remember your mentioning his illness in the past. You and I are about the same age, I've got you by a tad, I lost my Dad 18 years ago, still wish I could sit and talk with him about stuff that's going on. Well, I can, but....Very sad for you to be going through this.
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  • Roberto99Roberto99 Posts: 1,077
    It's always hard, no matter the situation. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
  • My thoughts and prayers are going out to your dad. If there's anything I can do, please let me know.
    "There's three parts to making a great cigar. There's the science and the know-how, the experience. There's the art, which is the judgment call, that feel that you know exactly what to do. But there's something else: the inspiration. And I consider that very spiritual."

  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    Amos Umwhat:
    Sorry to hear about this, I remember your mentioning his illness in the past. You and I are about the same age, I've got you by a tad, I lost my Dad 18 years ago, still wish I could sit and talk with him about stuff that's going on. Well, I can, but....Very sad for you to be going through this.
    Mine's been gone for 16 years. I still get the urge to call him. Keep the faith brother Gypsy.
  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    I am very sorry. Please know that I will be praying for him during this time and for you and your family.
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,301 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Amen! Prayers for your dad and you and your family.
  • roland_7707roland_7707 Posts: 2,834 ✭✭✭
    Praying for you and him brother.
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