Momma’s Pain

Friday, February 17, 2012

On Wednesday after Dave’s death, our daughter Leah stepped into her dad’s office to take a phone call in privacy. She came out with a polaroid photo that has sat on his bookshelf for many years and asked me to scan it.  Here is her Facebook post and the picture announcing the loss of her father:

Yesterday I lost my favorite person. He battled the cancer to the very end but there are some things we just can’t change, no matter how much personal power we may possess – and he had a lot of it. I love you, Dad, and I will always feel like this little girl, who wants nothing more than to be just like you.

2 replies
  1. Marty Tousley
    Marty Tousley says:

    That picture touches my heart, Joan. I have no doubt that your daughter will fulfill that promise to her dad. May your family be blessed with gentle, loving comfort and grace, and may Dave’s precious soul be blessed with all he needs on his journey. Now that he has exchanged his earthly address for a heavenly one, I know that you have some heaven in your home. Wishing you peace and healing, and sending you all my love ?

    • joan
      joan says:

      The mixed feelings from photos… I know them well. I love this little girl and that she resides inside just like the curious 9 year old who could always be found in her father.


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