Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hiatus

My dad has been very ill for some time, and today he had a stroke that he can't survive. He's not in any pain; the doctors have made him comfortable and he'll be moving to hospice on Monday.

Somehow I have to say goodbye to this amazing man who has been such a wonderful father to me, so I'm going to unplug for a while. Any good thoughts and prayers you can send our way will be much appreciated, especially for my mom.




90 comments:

  1. Lynn, I'm so very sorry to hear it.
    You and your loved ones are most certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Tamith12:41 AM

    I'm sorry to hear this. My prayers go with you and your family, and I hope his passing is peaceful.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear this. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. I am truly sorry to hear this. I know how tough it can be, how helpless you can feel. My prayers are with you, your mother and the rest of your family. God Bless!!

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  5. Anonymous1:21 AM

    Oh Lynn, that is just such sad news. I am sending thoughts to your mum and to all your family. Lyndall

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  6. I wish your family well, that you will find love and support through this time.

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  7. Oh Lynn, I am so very sorry to hear this. Many blessings and prayers to you and your family xxx

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  8. Good thoughts. Good prayers.

    Take care. You have my sympathy.

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  9. I'm very sorry to hear this. Your family and you are in my thoughts.

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  10. Hugs to you and your family. It's never easy losing someone who has been such a big part of our lives.

    My thoughts are with you.

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  11. As hard as it is to say "Goodbye," having the chance to do so is something of a gift. He'll hear you, even if he doesn't seem responsive. You will all be in my thoughts.

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  12. You and yours are in my prayers and I hope you may find comfort in this time of sorrow...

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  13. My sincerest condolences. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. *hug*

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  14. Just being there is the most important thing. Huggs and prayers to you and yours.

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  15. Oh Lynn, I am so sorry to hear this news. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  16. Lydia7:58 AM

    I'm so very sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  17. So sorry. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

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  18. Take care, Lynn. And God bless.

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  19. OMG, Lynn, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You're in my thoughts.

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  20. Sending positive thoughts to you and your entire family!

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  21. Sheila9:24 AM

    My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  22. Anonymous9:29 AM

    My sympathies to you and your family. I will say a prayer for all of you.
    JulieB

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  23. Anonymous9:30 AM

    The last days with a loved one are the hardest ones. Remember all the good times. Prayers are with you and your family.

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  24. So, so sorry Lynn. My thoughts are with you and your family {{hugs}}

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  25. Oh, my God, Lynn! I am so very, very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  26. My prayers to you and your family.

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  27. Prayers and good vibes to all those affected by this crisis.

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  28. Hugs, hugs, hugs to you and your family!

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm sending loving thoughts to you and your whole family.

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  30. Your entire family is in my thoughts. Take care of one another.

    E.

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  31. I'm so sorry Lynn. I hope my prayers convey the comfort and warmth I'm sending your way.

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  32. So sorry, Lynn! Praying for you and your family.

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  33. Lynn, I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. Lately there seems to be so many bright lights dimming in the universe. May you, your mom, and your family find comfort in this trying time. When all seems lost, remember to look at the stars and Let It Be.

    You and your family are in my thoughts now and always.

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  34. Lynn,
    I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  35. Lynn, I am so sorry. Even when someone is ill for a long time, we don't want to take the time to figure out how to say good-bye, we just keep pushing it off, hoping we never have to. My own father has cancer, and we really don't know how much longer we have with him. I keep thinking, I need to spend more time with him, or find a way to let him know how much we appreciate and love him before our chance is gone... but there is always life that is happening now that gives us the excuse not to. I say, make the most of the time you have left to make it more happy memories to cherish of him when he is gone. That is the only advice I can give and I am keeping you in thoughts and prayers until you plug back in.

    Sincerely,
    ~Sia

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  36. So sorry to hear about this. My best thoughts are with you and the rest of the family. I hope you find a way to say goodbye to him that will ease your pain a little.

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  37. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Your dad, you and your family are in my prayers.

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  38. Oh, Lynn, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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  39. Anonymous9:16 PM

    I am very sorry for your dad. It is insanely difficult to lose parents who mean so much to us. But being able to say goodbye, in your own way, is important. We are praying for your family as you face this difficult situation.

    Stephanie

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  40. Anonymous10:49 PM

    Am so sorry. Take all of the time left that you can get.

    I had 6 hours with my mother before she passed. And I needed/wanted more.

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  41. I'm so sorry, Lynn. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your mom and your whole family.

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  42. I'm so sorry. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

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  43. Anonymous1:19 AM

    You and your family will be in my thoughts. My condolences.

    Laura M.

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  44. I'm so sorry. :(

    My thoughts are with you and yours.

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  45. I am so very sorry to hear that. I know exactly how you feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  46. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now. Having lost my father just this past November, I know how hard it is to let go of a beloved parent. I hope that time brings you peace and acceptance.

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  47. clairecherven12:52 PM

    His spirit will always be with you and your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  48. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  49. All my love and thoughts for you and your family, Lynn.

    Much love, Nico

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  50. I am very sorry. I went through something very similar with my mother. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  51. I was catching up on blogs when I saw this. I'm so sorry for the pain you and your family are going through at this dark time. I know the words I speak will not erase the hurt, I hope it will ease it. I will pray for you and your family. Take care.

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  52. Send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  53. Sending you and yours lots of good thoughts in this difficult time.

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  54. I'm so sorry to hear this. You will be in my thoughts.

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  55. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you!

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  56. (((hugs)))

    You and your family are in my prayers...

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  57. Prayers for you, your mom and your family.

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  58. So sorry to hear this, Lynn.

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  59. I'm sorry to hear this. I will be thinking of you and your family. Prayers for your mom through this difficult time.

    Reese

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  60. I'm so sorry, but glad you've got the chance to say goodbye. Thinking of you and your family.

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  61. Lynn, this is sad news. Will for sure send prayers and good thoughts to your entire family.

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  62. I'm very sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Helen

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  63. Anonymous11:43 AM

    I'm sorry. There's no preparation for this, ever.

    My thoughts are with you.

    Bess

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  64. Hugs to you and your family.

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  65. I am praying for you, your mom and the rest of your family.

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  66. My prayers and condolences to you and to your family, particularly your mother. This is a hard time. My father died about six years ago, and I remember my sadness very vividly. My heart goes out to you.

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  67. You're all in my thoughts.

    Best wishes,

    Karen
    xx

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  68. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  69. So sorry to hear this Lynn.
    Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  70. Lynn, I'm so sorry to hear this news. My profound sympathies to your family. ((hugs))

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  71. I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending all good thoughts and wishes to you and yours.

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  72. I am so sorry about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
    Be blessed,
    Jennifer

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  73. Stephanie in VA4:28 PM

    {{{Hugs}}} You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  74. *hugs you tight* My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

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  75. I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers.

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  76. Margaret S5:02 AM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family especially your mum for the strength to get though this ordeal and for the healing that only time will bring. When the sorrow gives way and allows the good memories to resurface.
    Love to you all.

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  77. I am so sorry. All my thoughts and prayers to you.

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  78. I'm very sorry. Sending strength and comforting thoughts.

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  79. Lynn,

    Very sorry to hear about your dad. It must be very hard. Wishing you strength.

    Best,
    Suma.

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  80. Anonymous9:23 PM

    Lynn, My heart goes out to you (hugs) Stephenia

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  81. I'm very sad to read this. It's taking me months to try to move on after my brother's passing earlier this year and I have no words to offer. You are in my prayers.

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  82. You are in my thoughts.

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  83. Lynn - I just love your books and will most definitely think of you and your family in this time of sadness. You will be in my prayers.

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  84. I wish you, your father and your family the best through this process. I lost my father, who was my best friend, to a stroke years ago, so I know how that feels like. Keep his best with you and honor his memory. They say death is only a passage. :)

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  85. Hello,

    Just now discovered your blog.
    Sorry it's at such a bad time.
    Best thoughts for your dad and you.

    sj

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  86. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Dear LYnn,
    I can only imagine what you are going thru. My Mother passed on 4 years ago from COPD, a devasting disease. Taking care of someone, no matter this illness, is hard on the family.
    Do take of yourself.
    Susan Boone

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  87. This is one of the hardest goodbyes. Prayers and hugs going your way.

    Cyn

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  88. Margaret and I are sorry to hear for your loss.

    I hope you family can eventually find peace in an otherwise crappy situation.

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