Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Captain
(My very much loved Dad)

20th August 1926 - 11th April 2010

I am heartbroken and the pain feels unbearable.

 I was given the gift of a father who always showed me he loved me and he told me often that he loved me. I have loved him my entire life... and will continue to do so.  A true gentle man who put his family above all else and who taught me the value of love, patience, humour and forgiveness.  He was loved by all who met him, including those who only got to know him during his final few weeks.  I know that no one can live forever but my heart aches to the point of torture.  I have never known torment such as this. I cannot cry or grieve, his loss is to much. I am sincerely honoured to be his daughter.

I have never spoken about my parents, at some point in the future I would like to introduce you to them and also to who I am, because of them.  They were extraordinary people for their time, adventurers, intelligent, and living sadly in a time that placed restraints on them. They taught me to break those restraints and fly. I thank them both for their faith in me and for making me the person that I am xxxxx.

31 at confession:

DUTA said...

My sincerest condolences! May God comfort , strenghten and bless you in these times of mourning!

Pat said...

You have been blessed and your father's love will stay with you as long as you live and I hope will be of some comfort now in your grief.
I'm so sorry.

Pat said...

I've just realised April 11th was the day my father died - some years ago. R.I.P.

Wandering Coyote said...

I am so sad to be reading this, St. Jude. My condolences & thoughts go out to you and your family at this time...

tNb said...

So very sad to read this, but also touched by your tender, honest words. You will grieve in your own way and in your own time, I honestly believe there is no right or wrong way. *hugs*

@eloh said...

So sorry, it takes a long while for the loss to sink in and you end up feeling like you have been run over by a train.

You really do need to write down as much as you can about your folks, not just for yourself, but for all those people who come after you that never got the chance to know them.

savannah said...

you have my deepest condolences, sugar. peace and love to you and yours. you have my heart. xoxoxoo

Charlie said...

I am so, so sorry to read this, J. I always gave him a tip o' my cap, and I think I'll retire that cap in his memory.

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry :-( My deepest sympathies to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jude, I am sorry. Your father may be gone but a part of him will live on in your heart forever. May he rest in peace.

The Quacks of Life said...

Jude, my deepest condolences. remember the good times and the love you shared

Kevin Musgrove said...

Sincere condolences, Jude, and an appreciation of a lovely tribute.

Take care of yourself.

stinkypaw said...

So sorry for your loss. Please accept, as well as yours, my deepest sympathy. Beautifully written and try to always remember he will always be with you. *hugs*

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Hugs, hon. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I hope you know how lucky you are to have had a loving father. I'm not that lucky and I don't know what that love and support feels like.

This is a beautiful tribute. Your parents made a beautiful you!

Farmers Wifey said...

I am very very sorry for the loss of your's such a hard time. I lost my crazy funny dad 11 years ago, I still think of him every day. Hugs to you...

English Rider said...

Both a written and living tribute. So sorry for your sadness.

Kim Ayres said...


white rabbit said...

All is clear. I'm very sorry. Lots of love.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

I hope one day you will be able to share your stories about your parents...such a loving tribute speaks volumes and would love to get to know them though your beautiful words. My condolences.

Madame DeFarge said...

A lovely tribute to your father. My condolences for your loss. Take care of yourself.

ditzymoi said...

I am so sorry St Jude, I wish there was something I could say that would make it easier. I understand your grief and hope you know if you need to talk that I am only an email away *biggest of hugs*

PS... and on top of it I'm late - I hope you are taking care of yourself ~ thinking of you

Attila the Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, my friend. :-(

Brett said...

So sorry for your loss.

Maggie May said...

I am really sorry that you are suffering such a sad loss.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kim Ayres said...

Checking in (it's July) - hope you're Ok

white rabbit said...

Just checking in...

It would be lovely to hear from you again. Lots of rabbitlove.

ditzymoi said...

Checking on you and hoping you are doing well *hugs*

Unknown said...

Echoing Kim - hope you're ok!

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