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Monday, 15 August 2011

Tattie bye..

..what my Dad always said to his grandchildren!

It's my Dad's funeral today.. life feels a bit surreal at the moment..

I'm worried it's going to rain, worried I won't be able to read,
I'm worried the songs won't play okay at the Crematorium..
will the flowers look okay..
worried my little one won't behave.. he's been acting out of character just lately!
I'm worried about the buffet afterwards.. did I ring everybody??


Author: Unknown
You gave no one a last farewell,
Nor ever said goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
A million times we'll miss you.
A million times we'll cry.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else can ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.
We will meet again some day,
I know in a better place.
I thank God He made you my Dad,
While you were here on earth.

 my Brave Dad..

... promise to be back blogging soon -x-


  1. sending u huge hugs...i am so sorry 2 hear about ur dad...my dad died 4 years ago..so if u ever want to exchange stories or ever need to chat...please feel free 2 contact me...thinking of u and ur family at this really sad time Lesley xxxxx

  2. Thinking of you and your family, Gez! Don't worry...

  3. Sending a big hug, and I will be thinking and praying for you tonight. God bless you.

  4. Sending you hugs Gez and my heart goes out to you sweet lady. x

  5. big hugs to you and hope the day turned out decent weather wise.

  6. Sorry for your loss.
    My dad passed away 1 year ago today.

  7. Sorry for your loss. Sending you love for you and your family. xoxo

  8. Hope it will all go well today, take care. Love the poem. Hugs Anesha

  9. I hope the weather is kind to you and the day goes smoothly. Thinking of your & yours - hugs.

    Toni xx

  10. My thoughts will be with you Gez. Like you we were blessed with a very special Dad and like you ours was taken far too soon but as I look at it many never have that special love in their lives so we are truly blessed.
    Huge hugs,
    A x

  11. oh gez hun I am so sorry for your loss hun,can see how special your dad was that poem hun oh gosh how powerful,i hope it all goes smoothly for you hun and hope it does not rain,take care sweetie hugs cherylxxxxxxxx

  12. I am sure today will go as well as these days can - today would have been my dad's 91st birthday, we lost him 4 and a half years ago.
    Take care, sending hugs.
    xx Helen.

  13. My thoughts will be with you Gez, much, much love. Sam xxx

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  15. Thinking of you today....I'm sure everything will go smoothly...these things do! I'm also sure everyone understands so don't worry about what you may or may not have forgotten!!! ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  16. I had popped in from Karens blog to say hello and see I've come on a very sad day for you, I'm sure the day will go off perfectly and you will give your lovely dad the send off he deserves. Thinking of you today.

  17. Oh sweetie, today will go just fine, exactly how you have planned. You will say your words with conviction and the love that is pouring out of your heart. And, the sun is shining through it all. Cry your tears and then be proud of your dad, just like he is proud of you.
    Big hugs Joanne xxx

  18. Dont be worrying about a thing, it will all come together and be a fabulous send off to your brave dad. Thinking of you on this hard day. Keep strong.


  19. Thinking of you today Gez. Support and my love sent to you and your family. x

  20. Gez, Your poem says it all, it touches ones soul. Your Dad will be very,very proud to have a daughter such as you. Bless you. David and Lindsay. xxx

  21. I am so sorry to hear your sad news, a beautiful poem, thinking of you and your family.
    Chris x

  22. Gez I am thinking of you today I am sure all will be well and if your little one plays up it doesn't matter it's his way of dealing with it. Lots of love and hugs Pat xx

  23. Hi Gez.

    By the time you read this, today will be over looking outside the weather has been really nice here so I hope that it was ok at your end too!!

    Hope everything went well! As well as can be expected.

    Your Dad will be looking down at you so proudly you have been his rock over the last few years and I hope you managed to speak at the funeral but even if you didnt everyone will know the love that you shared.

    Hope you and your family are all ok and not to worry about the little one its just his way of dealing with it all.

    Love & big hugs Chanelle xxxxx

  24. Gez, I'm so sorry about your Dad. I cried listening to the songs you had, they really hit the heart strings. I just want to hug you so tight. ((HUG)). Take care and know that as a friend i stand right beside you...

  25. Dear Gez....your Dad will be so proud of you....all the love and support over the last few years, and especially the last year...really hope that this evening you're ok...Take care lots of hugs to you and the children xx

  26. Hope all went well Gez. Thinking of you. x x Jo

  27. You already know how much I fel for you right now, Gez. I hope the day went as well as these things can and you found some peace because of it.

    Your poem made me cry, so close to my own loss. I'll be thinking of you and you know where I am....
    One hour,day, week at a time - treat yourself gently and you will get through, I promise

  28. so sorry to hear about your dad Gez sending you huge hugs xxx I too lost mine - he was 47 it was 17 years ago now. Love your poem how fitting will be thinking of you x Janet x

  29. You've managed so much Gez your Dad would be proud indeed.
    Good to see that you are putting your thoughts down in your art.
    Take care, Sue xx

  30. what a lovely poem gez.and a great photo :)
    love and hugs xx

  31. Oh Gez! I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss. I've only just returned from holiday and seen your post.

    My love goes out to you all.


  32. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad looks so happy in that photo .

  33. Oh Gez how awful to lose your Dad. I'm so sorry to hear this, take care, love Sarah xx


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