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Sitting in a hospital room late at night, waiting for my father to pass away... certainly not one of the easiest things I've ever done.

Ah, well, that's life...
  • Profile picture of the author ObsidianKnight
    Ken,

    Our hearts and best wishes go out to you and your family during this tough time. May all things work out for you the best way possible. Hopefully your father's passing is not one of unnatural sorrow.

    Our prayers are with you and your loved ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlondieWrites
    Hi Ken,

    So sorry for what you and your family are going through. It's never easy losing someone we love.

    I know there's not much anyone can say right now to make things easier... just know that you are not alone.

    Our prayers are with you and your family.



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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I am sorry to hear that Ken. I hope that he will be out of his suffering and that you and your family will all get through this together.

    Thanks for sharing. Let us know how it goes...

    God bless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Ken, I'm so sorry to hear the news about your father. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Strength and courage to you and yours, Ken.However hard it may seem for you, later it will be comforting for you that you were there. My condolences to you and your family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    So sorry to hear that Ken, my thoughts and prayers are with you
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Ken,

    I can't imagine. My Dad is one of my best friends.

    I'll be keeping a good thought for all of you.


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  • Profile picture of the author jasdon
    It certainly isn't easy Ken - you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Ken,

      My heart goes out to you. I can imagine how tough this is, as in the not too distant future I will no doubt be facing the same.

      Those final good-byes are the hardest.

      Much strength to you my friend.

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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    I'm so sorry, Ken. I can't even imagine how difficult that must have been... and how difficult it is now. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    That is life.

    Most people are going to have to go through that process with a loved one sooner or later.

    It's never easy but as you said...

    That's life.

    Let's be grateful for the times we had together.

    You and yours' have my deepest condolences.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Buddd
    Ken, sorry to hear that, it's not easy to lose anyone.

    Bud
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken
      Ken

      My family will be sending prayers your way.

      Ken
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Ken,

        I've been there. I know how you must be feeling.

        My thoughts are with you.

        Best,


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  • Profile picture of the author signity2
    God bless your whole family just last month my Grand mother passed away. that's life absolutely true.
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    • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
      Ken,

      I don't know you and vice versa, but I know what it is like to go thru this. Both my parents left within one year of each other. I went thru a near death experience myself and this is the closest as I have read to what I experienced. I only say this to wish you peace and some comfort at a time such as this.


      Do not stand at my grave and weep
      I am not there, I do not sleep
      I am a 1,000 winds that blow
      I am the diamond glints on snow
      I am the sun on ripened grain
      I am the gentle autumn rain
      When you awaken in the morning's hush
      I am the swift uplifting rush
      Of quiet birds in circled light
      I am the soft star that shines at night
      Do not stand at my grave and cry
      I am not there; I did not die.

      Peace

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  • Profile picture of the author 82ana
    I wish you all the strength and peace in the world. My thoughts are with you and your family. <3
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug
    Hi Ken,
    Like others, I understand as I too have been in your current situation, my condolences.

    Doug
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    • Profile picture of the author Janet Sawyer
      Ken,

      Having just been through exactly that on Christmas Eve - Christmas Day Morning, I extend to you my sincere condolences.

      The Minister chose to recite this peom and I quote it here in the hope that it may ease your pain.

      Happy the man

      Happy the man, and happy he alone,
      He who can call today his own:
      He who, secure within, can say,
      Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
      Be fair or foul or rain or shine
      The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
      Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
      But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

      John Dryden
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I'm sorry, Ken. My condolences to you and your family. I'm glad you got to be there though. I was racing against time from Wisconsin to Iowa to say goodbye to my dad, but ended up being an hour or so too late. Always wished I could have been there.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Hi Ken,
    My Daddy passed away a few years ago. He was a real fighter both in the physical sense and emotionally. He died of lung cancer at home and I was not there. My grandmother died shortly after I think she waited for me as after I went and sat with her for half an hr I said it is ok Grandma you can go now and she did.

    I am with you and your family in thought and prayer I am sorry you are experiencing the end of your Dad but the memories are only a thought away
    I wish you well my friend
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    Ken,
    It is heartbreaking to lose a parent....it was good that you could be there with him at the end. I'll say prayers for all of your family.
    God bless you.

    Andie
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    So very very sorry, Ken. I've been exactly where you are, and it is indeed profound and almost surreal. All the best to you and your loved ones at this difficult time.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      I'm sorry to hear about your lose Ken.
      I was home recovering from surgery when my father died and it bothered me for a long time that I wasn't with him at the end.
      When my wife died, I was at her side holding her hand.
      Though both deaths where hard to handle, being with my wife when she passed somehow gave me a little extra strength with dealing with it all.
      I hope it does the same for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    I'm very sorry and sad to hear about that, but thats the life, no one can escape from it..
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  • Profile picture of the author serem
    So sorry to hear that Ken, I wish you well my friend..
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    I'm sorry for your loss Ken. Cheer up bud!
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