This picture of Allison’s new kitten Dolly going through the dress closet is hysterical to me.  I find it so so funny. I need some funny.

My father passed Sunday night.  Thank you all for your prayers.  I wish I could say it was peaceful but he was denied that.   He was in tremendous pain.  My family of adult siblings doesn’t do these things well.  Those of us with medical backgrounds, have a hard time with those that don’t.  Large families mean lots of emotion, opinion, people vying for leadership, and people losing sight of the fact that the one who is dying is the focus.  It is not about us. Not then.  It is about the one who is passing away.   Anything short of that is unacceptable to me.

There is relief that my father’s pain is over.   Tremendous relief.  He is with my mother.  He lived to nearly 90, in his own home, until 3 weeks ago.  He told me he was reviewing his life and he felt he had done a good job for the Lord.

The beautiful blanket Regina made him, is now back with us.  I will always have it. Thank you Regina for going and getting it back today.

More soon my friends.

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  1. I am sorry for your loss, Kathy, and that it was a rough time in the end for him. Now this picture of Dolly? LOL! I LOVE IT! I’m so glad our kittens haven’t figured out to do something like that but oh boy have they been mean to our Christmas tree.


  2. Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. It is my hope that your memories bring you comfort and touch your world with peace.


  3. Kathy, I’m so sorry to hear this news, but very happy to know that your father is now in heaven with your mother which is where he longed to be. He is no longer suffering and while that should make it easier for the ones left behind, it rarely does, does it? I will be praying for you and your family as you work through the grief and all of the other feelings that inevitably arise during these times. Wishing you much, much love and I’m sending you big hugs right now.
    Many blessings,


  4. My thoughts are with you, Kathy, as you navigate your grief. I am glad that you are looking for–and finding–Joy in small things. Peace be with you on your journey.


  5. My heart aches for you Kathy. Sending you love and strength. Take care of yourself, friend. Know that you have lots of support . May your dad Rest In Peace and enjoy his reunion with your Mom.


  6. Oh Kathy, I’m so sorry to hear he’s passed on. But do remember your last loving times with him and know that hew knew how much you loved him. Sending hugs to you from Oregon. ((hugs)), Teresa


  7. I’m glad that your father’s suffering is over, and that he is with your mother now. Everyone at our house will say a prayer for him and for your family. And I hope his journey was the most beautiful one of his lifetime.


  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and your family. I’m sorry for your loss, I’m glad your father’s pain is over. Be gentle with yourself.


  9. I’m so sorry for the loss of your father, and the family drama. Loss of a loved one is always difficult and even more so when people lose sight and peace is denied. Sending hugs and wishes that you keep peace in your own heart along with loving memories.


  10. I’m so sorry for your loss, sending my sincere condolences and big hugs xx The photo of Dolly made me smile, I always think that children and animals give us a grounding at times like these.


  11. I’m so sorry to hear this. Grieving is such hard work especially during the holidays. Take care of yourself. Hugs….


  12. Kathy, I’m so sorry for your & your family’s loss. I’m wishing you memories of better days to get you through these dark times and sending you hugs.


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