Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dancing in heaven

I want to thank you all for the kind words of encouragement and support you have given me.

Daddy is finally reunited with his beloved Jacqueline and this makes me smile through the many tears I have shed and have yet to shed. He died peacefully in his sleep early this morning.



I know his hand will guide mine when I plant flowers in his garden this year. The roses I'll buy for him on Father's Day.

I love you, Daddy.

I know you're dancing with Mom to your song now...

37 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh my dear Anndi, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Dad will never be further away from you than in your heart and minds eye.

I'm sending Reiki to your dear Dad to help him on his journey home and to you and your family to ease the pain. xxx

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Hugs, Anndi.

Jay said...

Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are you with you and your family.

nitebyrd said...

Anndi, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. What a beautiful tribute to your father.

Rainbow said...

Love to you, my Sister. There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for you.
Sueann

Brian o vretanos said...

I'm really sorry to hear your news, Anndi. All the best to you and yours at this difficult time...

doggybloggy said...

my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your daughter....

Ron said...

Dear Twin...

Please know that I'm sharing much love with you and your family.

Beautiful tribute, Anndi.

My father loved Frank Sinatra too.

X to you.

ciara said...

anndi, sorry about the loss of your father. this is a great tribute to him. know that my thoughts are with you all. and frank sinatra? one of my faves, too. :)

Anndi said...

Akelamalu, I carry dad with me in my heart... right next to Mom. Thank you for your thoughtful words.

Gary, hugs are wonderful. Thanks.

Jay, thank you my friend.

Nitebyrd, I am and always will be my daddy's little girl. Thank you.

Sueann, my soul sister... you've been so sweet to me through all this. Thank you.

Brian, thank you dear.

DB, very kind... thanks.

Ron, I feel it my twin and kindred spirit. Your dad and my dad can catch him performing together now :)

Ciara, thank you, sweetie. Who doesn't love him? *hugs*

Desert Songbird said...

Oh, sweetie...I can't type well because I can't see through my tears. I'm so, so sorry. I'm glad he lived long enough to have a last birthday with you, and I know you were terribly worried about him.

Now, he is suffering no more, and he is, as you said, with your sweet mom.

Giant and tender hugs to you and Chicklet.

Travis said...

I'm so sorry for his passing. They are together forever now, never to be parted again.

Anndi said...

Songbird, your kindness and support have given me strength. Thank you so very much for your friendship. Much love...

Travis, that's been the thought that has kept me together. Thank you.

Dana said...

Prayers, comfort and peace - may you receive them all!

Julie said...

Yup...the loving is all over the place isn't it?

*more hugs*

Mimi Lenox said...

My tears are flowing too. I am so sorry for your loss and for Chicklet at this time. We've watched you love him and your mom, honoring them and their memories for the longest time, post after beautiful post. I feel like I know them through you.
Thank you for sharing them with us.

Peace be with you, my friend.
You are well loved here.
Lean on us.

the food strumpet said...

*hugs you tight* I'm so sorry, Ann. Love you, sis.

Jeff B said...

I know how difficult it is and I'm sitting here wishing I had just the right words for you. Be well my dear.

Anndi said...

Dana, thank you dear.

Julie, and I'm very grateful for it. *hugs*

Mimi, your words fill me with serenity. Thank you so very much, sweet friend.

Coco, I love you too, sis.

Jeff, I'm taking it one day at a time. Thank you, bro.

Dianne said...

love ya sweetie
hugs to you and chicklet
I'm always here if and when you need someone to make you laugh
"Mamma"

coopernicus said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
I'm so sorry, my dear. I'm sure they are dancing and happy. Sending prayers to you as you journey through the healing....it will take a lot of time so be patient with yourself.

Anndi said...

Mamma Dianne, I might take you up on that. *hugs*

Coop, dear friend... Trying to take it one day at a time. Thank you.

CrystalChick said...

May all the wonderful memories give you some comfort. Thinking of you and Chicklet. Taking one day at a time is all you can do. HUGS

TopChamp said...

I am sorry for your loss Anndi x

Karen said...

Anndi, you know you have been in my prayers. Dad is finally comfortable and happily dancing with Mom. Sending you endless hugs!!

Avitable said...

Anndi, just saw this. Please accept my condolences. I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

Matt-Man said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad, Anndi. Bless you and your family. Cheers...

Lu' said...

Hugs and kisses baby :(

Starrlight said...

Oh Anndi I am so sorry to hear of your loss. But then again I am so happy is was peaceful. That is such a huge blessing right there. Your dad will always be with you. And now he can gang up on you again with your mom =)

Cameron said...

Anndi, I'm sorry for your loss. My best to you and your family.

Anndi said...

Mary, there are many rough days ahead... but with loving friends, I'll get by.

Topchamp, I appreciate your kindness, sweetie. Thank you.

Karen, you've been very sweet and a part of the lovely people that have given me strength. Thank you.

Adam, thank you.

Matty, he's in a better place, I know that. Thanks.

Lu, I needed those... thank you.

Starr.. thank you so very much for the support and sweet e-mails while Daddy was ill. *hug* I know he's happy with his beloved and that means so much.

Cameron, thank you for stopping by.

Starrlight said...

You get some rest now, Anndi. Take some time for yourself.

buffalodick said...

They are indeed together, and that is a comfort you must be grateful for, and not regret... It's the best image you can hold of them..

Meribah said...

May the love your parents gave you sustain and comfort you until you meet again. Big hugs to you.

katherine. said...

ann....I've been away and just read travis' post.

warm prayers for you and your family. The picture of them dancing makes me smile..and I hope that happy memories and a fond heart eases your loss.

Raven said...

What a lovely tribute. I lost my father and mother three months apart 9 years ago. It is difficult even when it is time. I bet when they aren't dancing, they are smiling down on you with pride and joy and love.

Slyde said...

im so sorry for your loss.. this was beautiful...