Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Phil

We lost Phil two weeks ago on May 12, 2010 after a very brave 9-year battle with cancer. And we knew it would happen and we were prepared. However, there's really no amount of notice that can actually prepare you for the reality that losing him brings. I played it in my head, I imagined what it would be like when I got the phone call but it still didn't make it any easier or ease the sting of hearing, "I'm so sorry to tell you this, but your father has passed away." Through a few tender mercies, I was at home and with a best friend at my side when i received the news. And she held my hand and we cried. There really aren't words that can be said or things that can be done, but the outpouring of love and the Spirit can still be felt. I've been overwhelmed and humbled the last few weeks and am grateful to know what i know. and I'll be okay. but i miss my dad.

His obituary can be found here














7 comments:

Jessie said...

Nancy, I am so sorry. It was always obvious how much you loved your dad. These pictures are wonderful. Wish I was there to give you a hug.

Jenny said...

love you Nance. He's so handsome in your baptism photo. He was so wonderful and you are a lucky girl to be his daughter always.

jayna said...

dear nancy,
so sorry to hear. makes me so grateful to know what we know in regards to seeing loved ones again. just want you to know i'm thinking about you....

hugs,
j

Beckypants said...

Fancy Nancy. You look like a Johnson. Your baptism picture!?! That is your dad in little-person form! :)

I hope you and your family are healing and dealing. It hurts to miss people, and your dad was "fantastic" as Lesley says. (She linked up to this post on her blog....)

Heather said...

Oh, Nance, I'm so, so sorry. After losing Scott's Mom, we always say that cancer just SUCKS! We love you so much and please know we are sending you hugs. xoxox

Gina and Jon said...

nance, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Wish I was there to comfort you, love you so much.

Natalie said...

I'm so sorry Nancy. Those pictures are great..thanks for sharing. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.