I've wrestled all day with whether or not to share something so personal. I've come to the conclusion that If I did not share this and went on with my blogging it would be inappropriate.
My father passed away last night. I was with him when it happened. It was very peaceful. It did not scare me. It showed me that it is not like it is on T.V. or in the movies. I was unbelievably calm when it happened. I stayed with him for about 30 minutes afterwards.
We have not had a good relationship. It had been many months since I'd spoken to him. When I learned he was sick I wrestled with the thought of going to see him. On Christmas Eve morning he was rushed to the hospital. I went the next day. We patched up our hurts. He said he was at peace now. I'm so glad he did not leave this world with that on his shoulders.
Please, if you are holding a grudge or an old hurt -patch it up...be the bigger person....or know you might never get the chance. It's a new year...a new beginning...I'm glad I can stare 2008 in the face with a clear conscience.