Thursday, August 4, 2011

Heaven, Get Ready

Our friend, Paul died this morning. I am so glad that we went to see him yesterday. His wife, Patti was in good spirits and we laughed and talked, remembering times at the campground. I think maybe Paul was listening in. We talked to him, too. I told him to just rest and he did. He was getting ready for his trip to heaven.

The angels will have to be on their toes with Paul, the trickster, in their midst. I bet he has his halo on upside down already. We looked at pictures yesterday. We have only known Paul for about 6 years and it was fun to see him as a small boy with his dog, then as a handsome young man. Always that big smile on his sweet face. The robust man we knew was already gone yesterday, as he was preparing to leave this world. He will be missed.

Yesterday was very emotional for me. I knew that I would not see Paul again and the tears kept welling in my eyes. Patti demanded that we have no crying and I did my best, but the rest of the day found me to be more than a little weepy. I am relieved for him to no longer be in pain, but still very sad to lose him.

Now, Patti will begin her journey with grief. I can hug and I can listen. I hope that is enough. I suppose the pain of losing your mate is something that can't really be shared. The only one who could share it is gone .........

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i am sorry for your loss and for pattis...smiled at your thoughts of himin heaven as well...

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

so sorry for your loss and for patti. your presence, hugs, and even (sometimes) silence will help get her through the rough days and nights ahead.

squawmama said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend ... my thoughts are with you and his family today.
{{{HUGUS}}}
Donna

Kelly L said...

So very sorry for your loss of a friend.. My dad left us 3 years ago this month and I remember leaving the hospital room knowing that he will be in Heaven soon.. that night he went home... it's a sad and happy day... sad for our loss and happy for their gain...
love to you in this difficult time.
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Mamma has spoken said...

Prayers, thoughts and hugs are being sent your way and to your friend's way.
Glad that you did get to see him one last time.

SkippyMom said...

I am so very sorry to you and especially for Patti. He sounds like quite the character.

Take care and Patti is fortunate that she has you there.

Hugs my friend.

ellen abbott said...

Very sad. My sister lost her husband last December.

jojo said...

God speed dear Paul...blessings to you and Patti during this time of grief.

Kathy G said...

Kathy, I am so sorry. It's never easy to lose a friend.

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Bob and Karen said...

Please let Patti know sheis in our thoughts and prayers.

dkzody said...

It's hard to lose such a good friend. My sympathies for your loss.

Pat said...

I am sorry for your loss. Patty will need a good friend, not only during this time, but in the next few months.