Sunday, July 08, 2007

Thanks for the thoughts
Wow. I was so moved by all the support from our cyber-friends. I know many of you are loyal readers of Casey's blog. It was so nice of you to drop by to offer your thoughts and wishes at this tough time. I really appreciate it. As of tonight, my dad is still in this world, physically, at least. Spiritually, we are pretty sure he has mostly checked out, perhaps stopping by his body every now and then to see what's happening. I tell you, in his body is not where I'd want to be right now if I was him either, so I hope he's not there much. He seems mostly like he is sleeping very peacefully - and has not been truly conscious for 5-6 days now. My sisters, my mom, and his long-time woman-friend (he and Mom have been divorced for over 20 years) have all had our chances to spend time saying final things that needed to be said, and saying goodbye. We've taken our turns moistening his lips, applying skin care products to the dry patches on his face, holding his hands and playing music for him. Can you ever be ready for what comes next? Maybe not, but I guess I am as ready as can be and it is clear he is not really alive anymore, his body just hasn't quite caught up with that reality, yet.

Again, thank you all for your support.

Nikk - Casey says it's not creepy that you are stalking us through our blogs unless you never post anything. So, you have to come out of hiding and throw in a smart *ss comment every now and then, OK? Thanks, pal.

9 comments:

Audra said...

i didn't get to post to the last one, but here I am. I hope things work out the way they need to, and I hope he has a peaceful passing and that all is well with you and your family. You will certainly be in my thoughts!

Lynilu said...

Dakota, I just came from Casey's blog, and I want you to know that my heart is with you. It's not an easy time, but at least now your dad can have peace. Peace to your heart, too.

Mieke said...

Peace D!

yankeegirl said...

Sorry for your loss. ((hugs))

Quirky said...

I'm not sure if it's appropriate to compliment someone on their writing when it's about such a tough subject, but your last 2 posts have been so touching and beautifully written. It sounds like your dad has been really lucky to have you in his life.

Froggymama said...

Dakota, I'm from Casey's blog too. So sorry to hear about your dad.

Caroline said...

I am so sorry about your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

SassyFemme said...

I'm sorry. {{{{ }}}}

Dakota said...

Thank you all so much. Those words seem inadequate, but they are the best that our language provides for expressing gratitude, so they will have to suffice. Your support is wonderful and it is nice to have so many cyberfriends!

Quirky - It's never inappropriate to tell a writer you enjoy their writing :)

Thanks all!
-Dakota