I don't think it matters if you know the end is coming, or even if the end is necessary and releases suffering - I think it's still the hardest thing in life.
And it doesn't hurt any less if you know it's coming.
I thought it would.
I was wrong.
Dad with two of his granddaughters from Maryland
Dad with my brother and my oldest niece
Dad, my brother and my brothers youngest daughter
Dad with mom shortly after their move to the Veterans Home in King, WI
Dad with all three of his lovely Maryland granddaughters
Dad with my two middle daughters
Dad with 3 of my girls
Dad and me
Always smiling when I was with him
He loved cribbage. This is one of our last games together
The last picture of the two of us.
He is trying to make me have some of his coffee smoothie.
The rings on my middle finger are his and moms wedding rings.
His is so big I have to wear hers in front of it. It is even too big for my thumb.
The last time he was alert, he grabbed my hand and asked if I was wearing his ring.
He went peacefully, with me, my daughter Becky and my mom there with him.
Rest well dad, you earned it all.