Chesshirecat's father passed away early this morning. I know Thunder posted this info on another site, but I wanted to let everyone know here. I got to meet her in Daytona and she is a great person. There isn't too much you can say to someone when this sort of thing happens, but I think she would be happy (as happy as she can be under the circumstances anyway) to know that we are thinking of her. Send her a line or keep her in your thoughts today.
I don't know you, but just wanted to send my sympathies. I know all to well what you are feeling. Lost my father 7 years ago and my mother on 2/28. Life is so different with out them both now. My heart goes out to you and your family! I remind myself everday that they are both in my heart now and always!
To everyone here at BK...
Thankyou for all your kind words and thoughts for me. March 24th my family saw our father and husband to his final resting place, (at least for his earthly remains.) It was a beautiful day here in Central Florida, it has been raining for days, and the forcaster says it was a fluke break in the weather with more rain to come. My Dad was a 28 year vet. of the military, and received a full military burial, with honor guard, 21 gun salute, taps, and the presentation of the flag that covered his casket to our Mom... by her grandson, a marine pilot dressed in full dress uniform. After he presented the flag to his Grandmother, he stood up... slowly turned toward his Grandfather's casket and honored him with his final salute. It was the salute my nephew had planned to honor my father with at his wing pinning cermony. My father was too ill to attend as planned.
This remarkable young man is 22 years old, and he did all this without a tear in his eye...when he was on one knee before his Grandmother, he had to work hard to get his emotions under control, but he did... and the flag was handed over to my mom with the dignity and respect that she deserved. It was such a touching cermony.
I have received so many emails for condolences for me and my family... and I wanted to tell all of you... they are the rock of my week. If not for the thoughtfull and caring words from all of you... I beleive it would have been much harder for me to stay grounded and connected with the world during this extrame time of sorrow. Your words of encouragement and your own espressions of a similar loss have kept me in a state of understanding...that this is the full circle of our lives.. and we must celebrate his life...not moarn it with such sorrow.
I thank each of you for all you have said and done for me... it was unexpected, but welcome. And it is the warmth of your care that has allowed me to feel the presence of my father...even now as I write this,,, in...
CC, I don't know you , but I wanted to say sorry for your loss. It sux when you lose a family member or a friend . Always remember this though , when someone you care about leaves you , their spirit lives on and is always with you , and they watch over you. So when you feel that breeze on your shoulder and get a chill or a warm feeling , it's the loved one you lost.