Thursday, March 29, 2012

Saying Goodbye




My father-in-law is one of the kindest men I know.

Honestly in the seventeen plus years that I've known him I don't think I've heard him say an unkind word about anyone.

He and my mother-in-law have always seemed like such a good team.

They worked together on so many projects with hardly a word back and forth.

Somehow they always knew what the other one was thinking.

But, now, part of that team is leaving.

He is pulling out ahead in this race called "life."

He might have a few days, or maybe a week.

But then he is going home.

And his family is left wondering.

How on earth do you say goodbye?


15 comments:

  1. Sorry,sorry you are living this dear,is the difficult part of the life i think. About two years I lost my father in law and like yours i think he was one of most wonderful men I know, like a dad to me.
    Ah dear dont say good by he alwsys will be near you, prayers and blessings to you,love yah!!

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    1. Thank you Gloria! This seems like a hard time to go through this, but I guess it wouldn't be easy no matter when it happened.

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    2. Is difficult dear is true,but you are in Hands God,trust in Him, all my love and prayers for you and your hubby!

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  2. These things are never easy dear heart. praying for all of you.

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Lot's of stress in our lives right now---we can use all the prayer we can get!

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  3. Oh, I'm so sorry. I lost my father in law way too early..over 20 years ago...and very suddenly, too, without goodbyes. Big hugs to you, dear Rebecca. Do they live close?

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    1. Thanks Betsy! No, they live about three hours south of us. He has been sick a long time, and hubby was down to see him a couple weeks ago. He is planning to go again this weekend.

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  4. hey...you did the reply thingy! :)

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    1. Yes, I figured it out----amazing huh?

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    2. I'd love if you would teach me!
      Gina

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  5. You don't say "Good-by" just see you later.
    Then your heart breaks.
    But the memories will take you back to the good tmes and feelings.
    And you can breath again.

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    1. So true! The hard part is that after they are gone you sometimes forget. You think of something you want to ask them or tell them...... so hard.

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  6. Im aending you all my love Rebecca and prayers of course!blessings!

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  7. I hope your time with family and friends during this sad time is a blessing to you.

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  8. We said "see you later" to my father-in-law two years ago. It was especially hard because we had no warning at all.

    But what a wonderful blessing to be part of a family that has been a blessing through their life.

    Blessings,
    Gina

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