I'll be out of pocket for a bit...got bad news yesterday morning.

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by forluvofsmoke, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My Dad has had a long run with health problems since he retired @ 65 in 1989, and he has fought hard to win each battle. It seemed that just as things were going well since his previous hospital stay, another problem would reveal itself to present him with more challenging times.

    Late Sunday night last weekend, as he was peacefully sleeping at home, he passed away. I guess this was God's way of telling us all that he has lived his life well, has served his fellow man with no regrets, and is now ready to make his final journey.

    I was able to reach my Mom by phone today, and she seems to be taking it OK.

    I need to go back to my childhood stomping grounds to see Dad off to his final resting place where he may watch over those he left in his path, and comfort my family.

    I pray that my family will find comfort as we gather for this occasion, and that we celebrate the life he lead while he was with us, instead of feeling sorrow for our loss.


    I'd like to wish everyone the very best in all of your relationships, and life's endevours. May your hearts be filled with happiness, and with all the passions that keep life so enjoyable.

    I'll be back possibly on Monday next week.

    Until then, good night to all!

    Eric
     
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Eric,

    Im sorry to hear about your loss and your right about celebrating his life. I will send prayer to you and your family.

    See you when you return.
     
  3. Eric, our paths have never crossed but my family will send a prayer for you and your family. I am sorry for your loss.
     
  4. bbq lover

    bbq lover Fire Starter

    eric keep the faith it was for a reason your dad must have live a good life to pass in his sleep <no pain > we pray sorry for your loss wishing you are your family lots of love be strong brother
     
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Eric we will keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts... Have a safe trip and we will be here when you return...
     
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Our prayers are with you man have safe trip.
     
  7. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    May your father rest in peace. Prayers for you and your family.
     
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Prayers sent from Nevada.
     
  9. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Prayers to you and your family my friend.
     
  10. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Prayers for you and your family in your time of loss.
     
  11. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, Eric. It's not easy losing a parent, whether it's excpected or not. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
     
  12. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Take care my friend , prayers for us.
     
  13. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Eric, I'm sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I'm sending prayers for your dad, you and your family. Have a safe trip.
     
  14. tlzimmerman

    tlzimmerman Meat Mopper

    Sorry for your loss,

    I'll say one for you, Its always hard to lose a parents even one who has lived a full life. Tell stories and let the good memories be lived again.
     
  15. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

    our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family!!
     
  16. Eric,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
     
  17. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We all have an appointment that none of us will miss. It sounds like your father met his with dignity and grace from living a full life, and surrounded by a loving family.

    forluvofsmoke, may your time at home be a comfort to your Mom and family. While this is a sorrowful close to one chapter in your life, hopefully the next will be filled with hope and promise.
     
  18. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Condolences from out west. Take care my friend.
     
  19. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    my thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family, eric.
     
  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Eric
    My heart is with you and I have a pretty good understanding of how you are feeling right now having just gone thru this with my mom in October. The pain will get better with each passing day. May God bless you and you family in this time of pain.
    Gary
     

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