Dad Is Going Home

My dad is going home. This would ordinarily be good news but he’s chosen to stop further dialysis treatments and to live in the comfort of family and friends as nature takes its course. His liver and kidney function is declining and there is not much more that can be done. We don’t know how much time he has left but we will love him and cherish him. I am sad and tired and angry. I blame the circumstances more than I blame God and God isn’t getting off easy. Your prayers and good thoughts are welcome.

56 thoughts on “Dad Is Going Home

  1. May God richly bless your Dad’s remaining days and bring you and your family comfort and strength. 5 years ago I walked this same journey with my husband. Today would have been our 52nd wedding anniversary.

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  2. My dad (best foster dad) “needed permission” from his family to stop fighting and just rest, and go home peacefully to his reward. Be sure he has it, even though it’ll be hard on you. He needs to be sure y’all are going to be okay without him. It’s a parent thing, and it makes it harder to let them go, but really… what kind of dad wouldn’t want and need to be sure his kids are going to be okay.

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  3. It is a difficult time for you all and you have our compassion at this time of trial. To let go of someone you love and who has been an integral part of you life is so painful. Your part now is to allow your father to close his circle of life as he chooses. Keep loving him, supporting his decision and enjoying the time you have left together. My heart goes out to you but your faith shows you that life, in another form, continues and you will meet again.

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  4. What sad news! Praying for your family. Praying for comfort for him and peace for you. It’s not easy to watch a loved one (much less a parent) go through this process. I’m glad he will be at home in the presence of those he holds dearest. Stay strong.

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  5. I’m so sorry. Lost my hubby to a brain aneurysm last year and my youngest son’s are 32 and 37. We all thought we’d have more time together. It’s just heart wrenching. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family 💕


  6. I am sorry to hear this sad news. It’s hard to respect a family member’s wishes like these when they differ from your own. It is good he had a choice. My dad didn’t. We always want more time, and memories with them. Enjoy it while you have it. Ask him things you want to know, and write it all down. Praying for comfort and peace, and sending hugs and prayers!

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