Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm thankful for.....

With my dad at home on hospice care, I am so thankful for my cochlear implants.

Why........I can use the phone to talk to mom or my sisters two, three or more times daily. I can tell through the sound of mom's voice how she is feeling. That is a blessing to really hear her! (I spent my life without the phone, each day I feel more and more comfortable on it.) I heard tears yesterday. I'm going home Friday for the long weekend to hug my dad and say goodbye. I'm sure he is waiting to say goodbye to Jenna and myself. He needs to find his peace.

My dad passed away at 3:53 P.M. August 26, 2008. May he watch over us from heaven. I love you dad.

5 comments:

laura said...

Im sorry to hear about your dad. Times like that make your cochlear implant worth it. The fact you talk to your family etc x

elizabeth said...

Valerie, I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time, however, I want you to know that reading your post first this morning gave me a real perspective on what is important in life. It awes and humbles me that you are able to find things to be thankful for even with all of the sad things going on in your life right now. I thought I was going to have a bad day, but you really helped me to remember to be grateful. Thank you!

Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

I'm so sorry about the passing of your Dad, Valerie. The greater the love, the greater the loss. With deep sympathy,

Jennifer

Li-Li's Mom said...

Oh Val, I'm just so sorry for you and your family. What a comfort that you could connect and be there for and with your family without obstacles.

Abbie said...

Valle hon, I know that words cannot replace the sorrow that you and your family are experiencing right now but I want to let you know that you have my sincerest condolences and my thoughts are with you ever moment. Your dad is in peace and out of pain and that is a beautiful thing since he is watching over you from heaven. God bless you and your family.

I love you hon, I am here anytime you need me!