Wow, it's really been a long time since I've been on here. It honestly feels like a life time ago now. So many things have changed.
My Dad suddenly passed away over the Thanksgiving weekend. When the phone rang just past midnight I knew it was bad news....and I knew it would either be my Mom or Dad. It was my Dad. He had been rushed to the local hospital and was asking for me to be there. The nurse said they were just about to put him on life support. I ran to the car, as I live an hour away from him, and drove in complete silence praying like I have never prayed before. It was the loneliest ride of my life. In the middle of the night, foggy and alone. I kept thinking to myself...is he going to be alive or dead when I get there. As I kept playing this over in my mind, I looked up and saw a shooting star. I had my answer. Call it what you will, I believe that that was a sign. I prepared myself for the worst and that's what happened. I walked into the ER and the doctor met me in the family room with my uncle and aunt.
I was escorted a few doors down and there was my Dad. Full of life only 40 minutes before and now he was gone. I just stood in that room beside him saying goodbye, kissing him on his cheek.....not really believing this was real.
So there you have it. I'm sorry to be so blunt but it's really surreal...even thought it's a month later.
I hope my life will get back to the new normal sometime soon but for now I do take comfort that he truly is in peace and in a better place.