Jul 21, 2009

WELL I DIDN’T QUITE MAKE IT

I headed out really early this morning to go to Canada to say good bye to my Dad and I had gone about a third of the way (250 miles) and my sister called to say that my dear daddy was gone.  Oh how I will miss him. He was a wonderful man.

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BURNARD JAMES DAWE 1916 - 2009

I turned around and came back home since the funeral will not be for a week. Now I just need to get my husband back from Iraq. He just arrived back there Thursday and now he needs to turn around again.

8 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

So so sorry, Janis. I'm sorry you didn't make it up there in time. But he must have wanted you to not make the trip. Sometimes blessings come and you don't even know that they're blessings. Does that make sense? Let me know if I can help with anything. Mimi

elaine said...

Again, our condolences to you & your family. Your Dad was a dear man & I'm sure he's left all of you with many wonderful memories. I hope his funeral is a celebration of a life well lived.

MamaJB said...

I'm so sorry Janis. I will be thinking about you and your wonderful family.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness, your daddy looks like an angel in that photograph here. I can tell that he was a very dear man. Your family will be in my prayers, that their hearts will be comforted.

Just Keeping it Real said...

It doesn't matter how old our Daddy's are we miss them when they're gone at any age! Lots of prayers for you this week as you say your goodbyes and relocate your hubby. Take care, you've had a rough ride (literally) lately.

Donna Brand said...

So sorry to hear about your dad you are in our prayers.

Kelee Katillac said...

Janis I am sorry! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! No words...no words....

love, kelee

Kara said...

Sad to hear that you didn't make it.

He has such kind eyes and looks like he was a great man. So sorry for your loss.