I watched my Precious Dad pass onto Heaven
My Precious Dad passed away on July 7, 2013 @ 11:27 a.m.He was 75 yrs old. I was by his bedside and held his hand. He had Adenocarcinoma, lung cancer. Before he slipped into a coma, he had a tear in his left eye and he was looking at me, he could not talk or move, he knew he was leaving this old world. I am Anna, his first child. I am 55 years old and had the greatest Dad in this world.
Even as I write I am crying. he taught me how to do cartwheels when I tried out for cheerleading. He taught me how to sew. He made quilts and loved to do canning. He taught me to do the same. He was a Navy man and he taught me how to swab the decks the right way...I love mopping...words cannot tell how much I miss this man. he loved to feed the birds outside his window. He got to see his roses bloom for the last time this year.
He put his skinny little fingers around my waist and told me he was sorry for all the things I had to help him with, I told him , you took care of me, and now i will take care of you. I had to drain the chest tube in his back...and he congratulated me because I did not hurt him like some of the others did, I was very proud of that, he trusted me. There are six of us kids, and some of them did not make it back in time to see him before he passed into Glory Land, but I am thankful I was there and had the honor of not saying good-bye, but saying, "I will see you in the morning Pops"...
He would stop by in the mornings and ask if I wanted to go eat breakfast, and now I will never see that big old GMC truck, with the whining belt, pull in my driveway again....Lord I miss that man...
I love you Pops!!!! Always, and I will see you in the morning, Love, Annie