Saturday, 26 January 2013

My Dad , 1926 - 2013

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'.

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

I cannot begin to describe my ride on this week's roller coaster of emotions.

A new grandchild on Tuesday.

And then, less than 48 hours later,

my dad passes away.

He was so poorly and he is now, surely, in a better place.

Rest in peace, dad.


Linda Gilbert said...

Dear Sally. I am so sorry your Dad passed away this week but I hope that he is now at peace will give you so much comfort. The " Circle Of Life" is rotating with you right now and amidst much sadness joy is born. My Grandma always used to say " as one door closes another opens!" I hope your new Grandson will bring you comfort and joy in the coming weeks.
Love Linda

Down by the sea said...

Dear Sally,
So sad to hear of your loss. It is always so difficult with the passing of a parent.That is such a lovely picture of him an his great granddaughter, I'm sure your family bought him such joy. Thinking of you.
Sarah x

Pennyblossoms said...

My thoughts are with you, Sal.
As Linda writes above, just before my dad passed away, my parents' neighbour had a baby in the same hospital as he was and was determined that my dad would meet the little one. Life is weird like that, isn't it?
Enjoy your the new memories that you will create with your new grandson and relish the ones of your father.
Z xx

KC'sCourt! said...

So sorry for your very sad loss, my thoughts are with you. That happened to me 27yrs ago. I gave birth to my youngest, one week later my grandmother had died. Keep your memories in your heart, he will always be there.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Twiggy said...

So sorry for the loss of your darling Dad Sal. When my Dad died, Twiglet arrived a few years later, and my Mum said he switched her light back on. Look at your lovely grandchildren and remember your Dad with lots of love
twiggy x

Lyn said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad. I am sorry to hear your sad news and my thoughts are with you and your family. X

Jille said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. It's never easy to lose someone close and my thought are with you all. Jille xx

menopausalmusing said...

So sorry to read this Sal. So very very sorry.

dosierosie said...

I know the sadness you are going through only too well and my thoughts are with you but also my congratulations on the birth of a new grandchild.

Andi's English Attic said...

So sorry to read your news. 'May beautiful memories soon replace the sorrow you feel today'. xx

Bobbie Lynn said...

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful poem.
Such terribly sad news.
Thinking of you and wishing you strength...
Much love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

Graham said...

Beautiful words Miss Sal, they say it all and right from the heart.
Look back at wonderful memories collected over a whole life to help the pain.
Strength will be there for you from Terry lean hard on him and enjoy the new life that has begun with Toby.

Congrads to Helen and Ben

Anonymous said...

Thank you to each and everyone of you for your kind comments.

I am sure that Sal will take great comfort from them.

In these times of sadness, let us recognise that we share our lives in this wonderful world with so many many wonderful human beings.

Together we can overcome all, especially at times when life seems hard to bear.


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Simone said...

Thinking of you and your family Sal.x said...

Dear Sally
I am so so sorry to hear your sad news and all thoughts are with you at this difficult time. You won't know me but I came to your blog via your Newton Abbot page being where I lived for my formative years. I hope things will soon look better and appreciate the time enjoyed rather than the bitter pain of loss.

Sal said...

Thank you, Rob. It was really kind of you to take some time out of your day and leave a comment on here. I appreciate it. Thank you :-)

Sal said...

Thank you,Linda x

Sal said...

Thank you, Sarah x

Sal said...

Thank you x

Sal said...

Thank you,Julie x

Sal said...

Thank you, Twiggy x

Sal said...

Thank you, Lyn x

Sal said...

Thank you, Jille x

Sal said...

Thank you, Kathy x

Sal said...

Thank you , Gill x

Sal said...

Thank you x

Sal said...

Thank you x

Sal said...

Thank you, Amanda x

Sal said...

Thank you , Gray xxx

Sal said...

Thank you xxxxxx

Sal said...

Thank you, Simone xxx

Janice said...

You don't know me but I found your blog a while ago and love your home area so much after many family holidays staying at Dunchideock and often visiting Newton Abbot to shop. So many happy memories! Madge Mellors, the indoor market, ...Anyway, I digress. Sympathy on your sad loss. We printed that beautiful poem on the back of the funeral order of service for my Mum and it still brings a tear to my eye. My thoughts are with you - so much emotion for you at the moment - such a huge loss and yet the joy of a new grandchild. He will make you smile when it feels like you won't again and you will all draw comfort from each other.