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The world feels a little emptier today.....

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by NiteStar, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    Actually it feels a lot emptier. We buried my daughter's father yesterday. The last two days have been emotionally draining......the visitation Tuesday night and the funeral yesterday. I fell apart several times Tuesday evening and just when I'd get myself together, my daughter would start crying and that would start me off all over again. At the services yesterday, I managed to hold myself together pretty well.....until......before the last prayer, they played How Great Thou Art, and I totally lost it......so much for trying to be strong for my daughter. I find some comfort knowing he is now at peace and is no longer suffering or in pain and that someday I'll see him again. Farewell my dear Ritchie......until we meet again.
  2. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    It is tough to lose someone you were so close to at one time & to see your dd suffering. Hugs.

  3. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Hoping for better days for all of you!
  4. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    popcorn....he and I were still close. Even though we divorced many years ago.....we stayed very close all these years. I'm on my way out to my daughter's this morning to stay the weekend out there to keep her busy and occupied, yet giving her space and time to be alone if she needs it.
  5. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Nita, what a blessing that you were able to stay friends all these years. Enjoy some time with your daughter, it sounds like you need each other right now.
  6. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    At one time or another we all think that we are going to be strong for someone else -- but it just doesn't happen.

    Prayers for you all during this difficult time.
  7. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Prayers of comfort to you and DD.
  8. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Loving hugs and prayers!
  9. BarbaraK

    BarbaraK Well-Known Member

    Hugs to you and your daughter.
  10. maw

    maw Wordsmith

    Even when no longer together you can still have feeling abt them. My ex sister in law and I spent almost an hour on phone day of my brothers funeral which I did not get to go too. so understand. My sympathy to you both.
  11. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    You all remain in our prayers ...
  12. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    Maw....it's really hard.......I'm still in denial and can't believe he is gone. And yes.....I still had feelings for him and have had since we divorced 34 years ago. We both still had feelings for each other.........but we went on and had our separate lives. But our feelings never diminished and we always remained closed and stayed in contact. Up until 14 months ago when he was diagnosed with AML, I would only see him at the kid's birthday parties. Of course our daughter has 4 kids so that was 4 times a year. After he was diagnosed, I saw him often. I would always go to the hospital to visit him.
  13. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nita.
  14. seamom

    seamom Well-Known Member

    All the best at this time and especially the best time to be with your daughter.

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