Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Using A Boxing Term

As you might have read last week, my dad was in the hospital 
after falling and breaking his hip socket. Actually it was shattered.
In a blink of an eye a life can change.
It can take away someone you love.

I am so sorry to say that it did.

He had been a feisty man... his entire life.
Yet he had a huge soft spot too!

I have to call it a T.K.O.
(technical knock out, in boxing terms)


Yesterday there was an intense storm in my area.
There was thunder just rolling above for a half an hour and
wind so strong it blew the rain sideways.
There was even hail.

Hail in July!?!
I thought to myself...
awe, my dad made it to Heaven!

I knew he would make a ruckus when he got there!

I also knew these things about him...
he was a dreamer.
he told stories... often and repeatedly. (smile)
he made me laugh.
he loved his mother.
he was a good man.




58 comments:

Glynette said...

So sorry to hear about your dad!
Although we didn't get any hail down here in Bakersfield, we did get plenty of stormy weather announcing you dad's arrival in heaven!"
Take care!

Jeanna said...

Dear Sinta, you and your family have my condolences. I pray for peace and healing for you all.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear such terrible news. My thoughts are with you.

Lesley said...

My sincere condolences and many prayers...

Cathy said...

So sorry about this; you have my condolences. Good post though, a great memorial to your dad.

Sherri said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Sinta! What a beautiful tribute to him.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care!

normajean53 said...

So sorry for your loss. Lost my Dad two years ago and miss him every day but we have wonderful memories of them. Thought and prayers for you.

Sherrill said...

I am so sorry for your loss..such a hard thing to be left behind. But one of these days, you can make a ruckus with him.

Nicole said...

You have expressed yourself so beautifully Sinta. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

carol fun said...

So sorry for your loss... as adults we know they will go on before us but it doesn't make it any easier. Sending hugs your way...

Carol said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad Sinta.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww Sinta. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I love your post - put so beautifully. Life is so fragile, isn't it?

Strlady said...

My deepest sympathies for you and your family. I know we are all born dying, but the loss of someone we cherish, is never easy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stephanie said...

Sorry for your loss Sinta. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Sinta! I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Life IS so fragile, so unpredictable and so very precious. I like the analogy of the storm.

Big, big hugs to you sweetheart. To you and your family.

love,

Becky

tpott said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

scottylover said...

Sending big hugs your way! I am so sorry to hear this news.
Sandy A

Susie said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. So sad. I lost my dad after a fall 18 mths ago. Take comfort in the fact he will always watch over you, albeit from afar. Take care.

Julie said...

My heart goes out to you! What a beautiful post.

Beth said...

You painted a picture of a man I would very much have liked to know. I think he would have gotten along beautifully with my dad--and right now heaven has two of the great ones. Thank you for sharing your memories of him at such a tender time.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Sinta. Some years ago, my dad and mom were in a car accident (my dad was driving, got confused, and stepped on the gas instead of the brake); he had bleeding in his brain, but he had been on blood thinners like your dad, and they couldn't do surgery. Life IS fragile and can change at any moment--it's good to be reminded now and then so we can fully appreciate those who are still with us. Hugs to you.

Hildy said...

Oh Sinta, I'm sorry for your loss. But I'm sure he's still watching out and over you and love you.

Aunt TC said...

I grew up on the east coast where we had thunder and lightning storms. At some point I learned that the angels were mopping the floors of Heaven and when there was thunder that one of the angels had knocked over a bucket. How special it was that there was hail announcing your father's arrival in Heaven. I am so sorry that your father's time on earth is over. I hope you have many other memories of your father and his presence in your life which will help you at this time.

Susan Smith said...

So sorry to hear about your dad! Praying that sweet memories will fill the hole in your heart.

Susan Smith said...

So sorry to hear about your dad! Praying that sweet memories will fill the hole in your heart.

Susan Smith said...

So sorry to hear about your dad! Praying that sweet memories will fill the hole in your heart.

Michele said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Sinta. Kind thoughts and prayers are headed your way.

Just Sew Sue said...

Big hugs Sinta. I'm pleased to hear he sent you a sign.

paront1222@comcast.net said...

OH no....Sinta, I'm so sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers are with you....
I love how you associated the hail with your dad making a ruckus....i'm sure he's looking down saying
nice things about you too to all his "friends" in heaven.
Peggy

Material Girl said...

So sorry about your dad. I love that the " ruckus" meant that your dad made it to heaven. I have a few things that signify my dad's presence too. Glad you have happy memories!

sunny said...

So sorry Sinta! I know your beautiful memories of him will sustain you through this time. Hugs.

Barbara said...

So sorry for your loss. Keep the memories of good times alive in your heart. Big hugs.

Lisa D. said...
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Lisa D. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy, but especially hard when one is taken so suddenly from you. I love that your Dad made a ruckus to let you know he made it to Heaven. Prayers for you and your family, Sinta.

Anonymous said...

Oh Sinta, I am so sorry for your loss. My mama passed away in CA and we had to fly home to TX the next day. To keep me from erupting in a plane full of stranges, passenger, flight crew, I tried hard to envision my mother in the light of the farmhouse in the 50's, an apartment in CA in the 60's, her smile on presenting turkey or Christmas dinner. It became natural to see her in that light rather than where she was in that small window of time near leaving us. It helped me keep some cool on the plane home and then afterwards when I was so far from home. I'm sure you have many memories of your Dad you can envision to help you pass over that small margin of time that he was on his way to Heaven. The storm and the hail tells me you are coping and will be all right. Hugs. Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

Sorcha girl said...

Dear Sinta,
I'm so sorry to here the news of your father's passing. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May you continue to enjoy memories of good times with your father and find his spirit in the everyday.

Darlene said...

Sinta, very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

seamscrazyquilts.com said...

All my best wishes for you and your family as you grieve the loss. He sounds like a great guy and I'm sure he felt the love from you all.

PamKittyMorning said...

So sorry for your loss. xo

Sue said...

So sorry for your loss Sinta . Sending Big Hugs xoxoxo

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry, Sinta. Life can change in an instant. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

O'Quilts said...

Boy do I know this...life changing in an instant. Hard to lose a wonderful dad...sad and sorry and hugs from North Carolina

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. Laura V.

KMSC said...

Deepest Condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Marla's Crafts said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. But knowing he is in heaven must be a big comfort.

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

Oh, Sinta, I am so sorry for your loss. Even I was teary while reading your beautiful tribute. And you know he's feisty up there!

Cardygirl said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your much loved Dad, thinking of you x

Helen L said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Those falls and the hips in the elderly... Nothing can replace your sweet Dad, and nothing I can say can make it better, but you will be in my prayers that Heavenly Father's comfort will surround you. And I'll bet that thunderstorm was God's way of communicating to you that he is aware of you especially at this time. Hugs and more hugs, H in Healdsburg

Gretchen said...

So sorry to read about your father, dear Sinta. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Pam in IL said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending hugs and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

kathy said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during this time.

gailss said...

So sorry for you loss but guess Heaven will never be the same again...may he have peace there!

paulette said...

Big hug to you! Your dad sounded like he was a wonderful father! Take comfort in that and savour the memories!
Pxo

Kay Mc said...

We're never ready to lose a parent no matter how old they are. So sorry for your loss.

Raewyn said...

Back reading and catching up on posts - so sorry to hear about your Dad, Sinta. It sounds like he was a great man, I hope your good memories help to get you through the tough times.

Anita said...

So sorry for your loss. My dads health is failing and it's so hard to see them deteriorate before your eyes. I'm sure you're cherishing all the great memories you had with him. Hugs and prayers.

Joan Needham said...

I am very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. It's not easy loosing a parent, especially one who sounded as wonderful as yours. Hugs, j

QuiltSue said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.