Monday, April 06, 2009

Limbo and beyond

Many times I've wished for a crystal ball but March was definitely a month that I am glad I didn't have one. March was a month of bad weather, of two last minute flights to Pennsylvania, of a wonderful quick trip to Tampa for more tropical gymnastics, and also the month that I spent my last days with my father. I am so grateful for the time that my sister and I were able to spend with him the last few days of March. Hospice said the last sense to go was hearing so we spent lots of time reminiscing and helping him to let go. Donald Munro Sanderson, our dad, a consummate whistler and harmonica player, a tinkerer who could fix everything, a lover of Whitley's peanuts and fettuccini alfredo passed away quietly while we were with him on April 1 and will be missed.


Cindy said...

That's so great that you got to spend some time with your dad. Sorry to hear of his passing, seemed like a great dad!


Far North said...

Oh it is so difficult to say goodbye to our parents. How wonderful that you got to spend some final days together...and what a beautiful tribute you have written here to his life.
Sending my sympathy.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Nancy so sorry to hear of your father's passing. How lucky he was to have you and your sister there with him. This is such a hard thing to go through. I am sending you healing thoughts and a cyber hug.