Sunday, February 10, 2013

And the heavens cried

Normally I try and keep my blog about miniatures but sometimes things happen and you just feel better talking about them.

Today at about 2pm my partners father died suddenly of what we believe to be a heart attack.  This man was only 61 years old and has been like a second father to me for the last 14 years. 

Tonight it is raining and I believe the heavens are crying with joy to receive such a great and kind man and we are crying down here because we lost one.

I love you PawPaw.


  1. My condolences to you and your partner for your terrible loss! What beautiful words you wrote to his memory! These words must be such a consolation to the two of you left behind. We are only here for such a short while never knowing when we will depart. Sometimes there is a warning and sometimes we are taken by surprise. I think to be taken by surprise is the hardest for those left behind who love us. All I can add is that time is the greatest healer!

  2. Im so sorry for you and your partners loss my prays go out to you both. Ive had several people I love pass away some expected an some not. I dont think time heals us we just learn to deal with it differently as time passes but we always carry the ones we love with us. I also believe that when we need them they are there with us. My heart goes out to you both

  3. My condolences to both of you for your loss. It will be a difficult time, I wish both of you, that you get plenty of strength. That you can comfort each other and grief together. Take care of each other.

    Many thoughts and hugs

  4. Dear Dale,

    I am so sorry for your loss. What a shock! At 61 it seems he has been taken far to early. I feel for you deeply, and given that in only a few sentences you have shown the affection you have for him he must have been a wonderful man.

    Hold on and try hard to stay strong, I understand as I lost my mother when she was only 51, it will be a difficult time but you will get through it. One consoling thought is that you and your partner had a wonderful relationship with him, a relationship that some people live a life time and never have.

    Big hugs,

    Fi xxxx

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    Big hug

  6. My Dear Dale,
    I am saddened to read this news of your loss. I know well this pain having lost my partner of 15 years to a heart attack in 1999. He was 47....
    Everyone is right......time will ease this and the good memories you have will be there to bring comfort to you both.
    Warm regard from your friend Ray

  7. So sorry to hear of your loss Dale. My heart goes out to your partner as well. It's so difficult when it happens so quickly. It's wonderful for him that the angels came for him and he did not suffer a long illness as my mom did, she was 53. I would love to hear more about him, when you feel up to it. He must have been very special to have touched both of your hearts so deeply. Take care of each other in the coming days. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers. We are here for you. Lots of Hugs,

  8. Death is a difficult thing to process, especially when you haven't had time to anticipate and prepare for it emotionally. Heavens gain is always our loss here on earth and yet the memories you will continue to possess will be of both of his greatness and his kindness and the welcoming family relationship that he extended to you "like a second father".
    God's comfort to you both in your time of grief and sorrow

  9. My condolences for your great loss.
    Hug Faby

  10. what a beautiful post. I am so sorry to hear of his passing- I think you are correct- heaven is crying with joy to receive him ♥

  11. Oh Dale, I'm so sorry for you all.
    Our thoughts are with you

  12. That's really sad news - I feel very sorry for you, your partner and your family.


  13. Hello Dale, I am sending you my condolences. Fiona told me about your post. This is such a sad thing for you. I lost my father on januari the 14th this year and I too wrote a post about it, though I try to keep my blog about my doll's house just like you do. But these kind of events are have such an impact, one simply can't keep it inside.
    I wish you and your partner lots of strenght and courage.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss, Dale, it is never easy... but when completely unexpected... it is devastating. The same happened to my brother in law last summer... My heartfelt thoughts are with you.

  15. Dale, I also want to extend my condolences, I understand your sense of grief and loss!


  16. This is the first time I have visited your blog, I am very sorry to have arrived on a day that is not the happiest. Sorry to hear bout your loss.

  17. Oh my gosh Dale! I just found your blog, and was reading back a few posts. And here on the 10th of Feb. you talk about your loss. I am sorry for your loss my friend. But the most curious part about this is... at 11:30 pm , on the same day... my mother passed! Please tell your partner that I am sorry for his loss too. This just makes me say ....again... it is indeed a small world!
    I will be back again to browse your creations. Thank you for sharing

  18. Dear Dale and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of such a great mans passing. My condolences go out to all of you.

    Your Mini Friend in PA,