Saturday, May 19, 2007


My lovely Don died late Thursday nght. He made it home .
No anger, just sadness.
He was beautiful and so brave to the end and died quietly with the girls either side, and myself at his head with my hand tucked under the side of his neck as we often did.
Three of my sisters were there, and his brother and a friend, in a quiet room...he deserved such a peaceful seamless death to this life. My sister who travelled home on the air ambulance with him said he said his mother was there and he said she was smiling and well and patted him on the chest sometimes.


Time with the girls is precious today but am letting them sleep for now.

19 comments:

mirk said...

So sorry to hear this! I can't even begin to imagine. All our thought are with you all!!

jin said...

I am so glad he was able to make it home and be surrounded by his loving family & friends.

I wish I could say more.
You are a wonderful lady, please take care.

*hugs*

Angel Without Wings said...

There are no words and I'm sorry seems so inadequate. I am glad that he died where he wanted to be and that at least is some comfort. I'm sure he is now sleeping peacefully in the arms of the angels. Now you and your girls need to take care of each other. My thoughts are with you.

rosemary said...

I am so very sorry for your loss...I wish there was something more I could say or do. You were also a brave one and I am sure Don's strength as well. Hold on tightly to your girls.

Eternally Curious said...

Don's spirit is free from suffering at last. While this makes me very happy, I know for you and the girls life without him is crushingly unbearable. Rest assured he is with you, and will be always. As are we - when you're ready for us again. For now, just hold your girls close and all of you hold Don closer.

Cazzie!!! said...

Thankyou Therese, thankyou for sharing such private feelings with us here. I feel blessed to have travelled the journey with you and your family.
Blessings and love to you and the girls.
Thank goodness he made it home to his sanctuary, such peace.

charlie said...

The girls are him, he is them. Our thoughts are with you again, Theresa.
Charlie, Nicki and Amy

Mark said...

You and your family have my sincere condolences...

Jules said...

You special darling woman. You are such a pillar of strength for those girls. The support you give each other will provide memories that, although painful know, you will treasure for eternity.

Love to you all.

Keshi said...

Im so sorry girly HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

RIP DOn u have been set free!

Keshi.

paddy said...

My sincerest condolences!
I am glad to hear he made it home.
Please God we all make it home one day.
Paddy.

cs said...

Home dear friend...he is home. You are a very dear and brave soul....we will talk soon. Rest and be with your girls sweet mother. What a beautiful man....thank you for allowing him into our world through you.

Sara said...

Ohhh no, I'm so sorry! I don't know what else to say so.... ***HUGS***

JahTeh said...

"We each live a hundred lives but only one is a life to remember".

I'm glad he made it home.

Lorraine said...

I am sorry for your loss, Theresa, and grateful that he was able to go the way he would have wanted. Blessings on you and your girls. Blessings on Don. Take care.

Fuff said...

It's been ages since I caught up with your blog MC.
Sorry to hear about your husband, God bless.

gina said...

Therese, there are no words. Just know my thoughts, prayers, and love go out to you all. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Don. I am glad to hear he was able to come home and have his beloved family and friends with him. Know that your blog family is with you as well. God bless you all, Therese.

Sling said...

Goodnight Don..sleep tight.

Dan said...

I can't tell you how sorry I am about this Hon. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers dear.