“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.”

Good day to all my followers,

I know I haven’t posted in a while.  The past few weeks have been trying times for me and my family.  My father had been battling dementia for about 4 years.  He spent the last 2 1/2 years in a care facility.  For him, this battle has now come to an end.

As a family, we realized his battle was nearing the end some time ago.  As a result, we were as prepared as can be expected.  It’s is a bittersweet season when a loved one passes in this way. You are saddened by the loss, but, also relieved that there suffering has come to an end.  You know they are in a better place, whole again. You know that they are triumphant even in death.

For those who are left to continue their life on this earth.  There is sadness but, there is also gratitude.  Gratitude for the time spent, for life lessons taught, for the excellent examples given, gratitude for family, friends, & the support of those around you.

“My Father didn’t tell me how to live;
he lived,
and let me watch him do it.”
-Clarence Budington Kelland

It may be a while before posting returns to a more normal frequency,  I may even change the format of this blog slightly.

I’m not sure what the future holds.

I find myself in a season of reflection, pondering the future. – Mike

20 thoughts on ““Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.”

  1. I am sorry for your loss. I went through something similar with my own father; it takes a while to come to terms with it. Continuing to create is a good distraction though. I wish you all the very best.

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  2. Best wishes Mike. I lost my mum at the start of this year and both of my in-laws are on shaky ground, one with dementia so only too aware of some of the feelings you must be going through.

    So the best wishes to you and your family.

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