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Monday, October 31, 2011


 Dear friends,

My father went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ the morning of Wednesday, October 26th. 

I mainly want to thank you for your support during the last few months as I traveled this part of his journey with him.    I kept him at home, on hospice, right up until his last minutes.  

Please bare with me for a while longer as I do not know when I will be back to blogging.  I have cherished each and every comment received.  Some days they were the only thing getting me through the day.  Even though I chose this route it was more difficult that I had anticipated.

My plan is to take a few months to wind down and explore the changes that will have to take place in my life.  A great deal of this time will be spent with my daughter in Connecticut as I have had to put off visiting with her in order to attend to my father's needs.

Take care, TRY HARD TO MISS ME, and I will write to you again soon, I'm sure.



  1. I am so sorry.

    It was a bitter sweet gift you were comfort him in his final days.

    My thoughts are with you.

  2. My condolences, Karen.

    Go ahead and take as much time as you need for yourself. Will be praying for you.

    Take care and God bless, Karen.


  3. Oh Karen,
    No matter how much you were prepared for this, it's such a sorrowful loss. You have been an incredibly caring daughter.

    Take all the time you need; I'll be thinking of you.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss :(

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers

  5. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Karen! I know these past several months have not been an easy time for you. What you gave your Father in the last months of his life is something so precious and priceless, I know he will be watching over you with great love and pride. Please take all the time you need to find yourself and to learn how to breathe easily again! I am so glad you have the chance to spend this time with your daughter and her precious family. With MUCH love! We will ALL miss you and be ready to welcome you back with open arms when you return. Take care!
    Big hug,
    Des xoxoxo

  6. I wish I could have spent time with each of my parents when they were at the end of their days. I was in NH and they were in IN. I did get to visit but I wasn't there at the end. I miss them more than I couod ever explain.

    I wish you peace. Know that you did everything for your Dad. He was very lucky to have you. Take time to heal.

  7. Even when you know that someone you love is about to die & they are in such dire straits that death will be a relief, it is unbelievably difficult to accept their actual passing.

    Please know that you are in the prayers of all your followers & we will wait for you however long it takes.

  8. I'm so sorry KT! I'm so glad he is with the Lord. No more sorrows, no more pain, Love you lady and if you need some moral support let me know.

  9. *hugs* I'm so sorry for your loss, KT. :(

  10. KT - I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. What a lucky, fortunate Man he was to have such a wonderful daughter. You should be so proud to have been there for him. What more could a child do for their parent. I love that great smile of his in the photo above. Please know we are thinking about you way up here in Atlantic Canada. Take care and heal and like your other blogger friends, we will look forward to you being back online - you have so much to share with the world.

  11. Missing you bunches and I'm very sorry about your dad. I'm sure you were the apple of his eye.

  12. My heart goes out to you young one. I hope your pain lessens quickly. We'll all be here when you're ready to return.

  13. "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed." Mhar

    Being a caretaker is very hard, but so rewarding. Also, after being a caretaker, you move forward with no regrets. You had the honor of helping your father transition. Bless you dear lady!! Walk forward in Light & Love.

    ~~blessed be...

  14. I'm just dropping in to let you know I'm thinking about you.

  15. Just from the stories you have posted in the last few months, I know you have been a great support to your dad. He will live on through you, and all your wonderful stories and memories. If there is one thing I have learned about you, it is that you celebrate life and do not dwell on sadness, so I am looking forward to some good tales about you and your dad when you get back!

  16. Hey lady! Just checkin in on you real quick. Wanted to let you know you are in my prayers and I love ya bunches and miss you. Hope you are doing well.

  17. I'm so sorry for you! best thoughts and big hugs sent your way. Miss you, and I hope you're ok!

  18. I'm popping by to leave a big hug and to let you know we are holding you tenderly in our thoughts and prayers, Karen. xoxo

  19. Sweetie, It's been right at a year October that I lost my daddy. Know my heart and prayers are with you and totally understand that you need the down time.

    Sendin' you big old Ozark hugs and pray your heart is filled with the peace that passes all understanding.

    God bless ya!

  20. Dear Karen, I have been missing you, and wanted to let you know I've been thinking about you. So sorry to hear about your dad. What a blessing that you got to be with him to the end. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Enjoy your time with your daughter, and we look forward to your return. Happy Thanksgiving.

  21. Just popped in to say hi and see how you're doing.
    We're all still here for you kiddo.

  22. Sorry to hear about your dad. Sounds like he couldn't have had a better daughter. Take care.