"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations."

Anaïs Nin





Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday...Bye Daddy...


he passed away last Saturday morning...Actually that's a relief, he had a stroke a few days ago and was completely paralysed...and anyway he was 87 and had a long loving life with Mum...as you are my friends I can tell you my last souvenir...last time I saw him was in July...Thomas was at home for a few days so he could stay with hubby...mum had just left the hospital and was very tired...I helped her undress...Dad arrived and said: Oh I could have done it ! he quickly quickly undress and ran all naked to get his pyjamas , ran to the bed, took mum in his arms and said: "that's better"...that was the last time i saw him, the following morning I had to leave very early and didn't want to wake him up...63 years of a marriage (1945/2008), with ups and downs and 6 children, little money...but such great love...and they were so beautiful the two of them...Mum is very tired...bound to be...

so Saturday morning after my sister's phone-call I went to my room and made an "altered book..."my first one, to evocate a bit my parents'life...

just to say they grew up, loved each other, educated children, and did their best...that's what we all do, don't we ?at least we try...so the pictures are in Sarah's blog...just click HERE...

see you my sweethearts, take care...

and what do we remember ? love, tenderness and cherries, the flavour of cherries...

11 comments:

Prairie Star said...

Ohhhhhhh, Dearest ((((((((Peaceful))))))))))),
I'm so sorry for your loss of your Daddy. Thank you for sharing the last time you saw him. What a sweet and very dear peek at him.

Your book is just lovely.

I shall hold you tenderly and close to my heart, my darling big sister.

I love you.

Anonymous said...

Peaceful,

So sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Know that I am sending you much love.

Willow

KerrdeLune said...

Peaceful my love, I am so sorry to hear about your father. Please know that I am thinking of you, and that a candle is burning here for you and your whole family. Love from Nokomis

linda said...

candle burning, my sweet cherry love friend....your tribute to your parents is beautiful.

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Peaceful,
what a lovely name. I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost my Dad a few years back... he was married to my Mom for 55 years and died the day after their 55th wedding anniversary. Sending you love, I am a new wolfie and have heard about you from the pack..
Love and light,
Mossrose

Vida said...

My sweet, heart-full sister.... I am with you as well... what you wrote about your father is beautiful. The sense of love is strong in your words.

Always here for you, Peaceful Mousie sis....

Many warm hugs....
and much love.

Riverwolf

Anonymous said...

Peaceful, Prairie Star told us about your dad's death. It's a mixed blessing. It's a blessing because your dad is not suffering now. But you and your family miss him. It's also painful and sad.
PMP to you and your family.

Prairie Star said...

Stopping by with a hug and a kiss.

Much love.

Prairie Star said...

Thinking of you, dear one. I am sending you much love, warm thoughts and huge hugs!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Oh dear!
I'm sorry I've only just found this, I haven't been blogging as much these last few weeks.

(((Sending lots of bear hugs)))

Prairie Star said...

Hey Darlin', Thinking of you and sending you much love and PMP.
Lovin' twinkles and big hugs.