Father and Son

31 Jan

The ties that bind are the strongest.  Today, we lost a beloved patriarch.  While the ravages of time had taken their toll, it’s never easy to say goodbye to a parent, particularly for a son to lose a father.  Please keep my sweet Mr. D in your thoughts and prayers over the next few days.

Father & Son

Posted by on January 31, 2008 in acoustic, that's life


10 responses to “Father and Son

  1. Shrewspeaks

    February 1, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Perhaps the thoughts of a father who lost his son will help ease the pain

  2. thedingoateyobaby

    February 1, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Im awful sorry. I promise to keep Mr. D in my thoughts for him to have the strength over the coming days especially, and for you to have the strength to watch him grieve. Im not sure which is worse.

  3. brc

    February 1, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Mr. D and your whole family will indeed be in my thoughts and prayers.

    I don’t have any songs that offer any comfort, but this is a poem that was read at a friend’s funeral that I found very helpful. Unfortunately I do not know who the author is…

    We little knew that morning,
    God was going to call your name.
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we do the same.
    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    You did not go alone.
    For part of us went with you,
    the day God called you home.
    You left us beautiful memories.
    Your love is still our guide.
    And though we cannot see you
    You are always by our side.
    Our family chain is broken,
    And nothing seems the same.
    But as God calls us one by one,
    the chain will link again.

  4. morewines

    February 1, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Sorry to hear that MM.

    Paul McCartney “Put it there”

  5. Colette

    February 1, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss, MM! At any age, it’s so hard to lose a beloved parent. But do remember what a blessing it is to be “beloved” in one’s lifetime, by sons and others.

    a beautiful song of homage, sung by three wonderful divas:

  6. music maven

    February 1, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks all you guys. Means alot. Shrew, I actually played that song for Mr. D’s father during our trip to Israel. He lost a son (Mr. D’s brother) in 1986 and I thought he’d like it. He did. Full circle. Noice.

  7. jenfera

    February 1, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    So sorry, MM. We lost my husband’s father last January. I know my husband took solace in knowing that his father lived a good life, had a long, wonderful retirement, and a family who loved him. My thoughts are with you and Mr. D.

  8. AH

    February 2, 2008 at 4:44 am

    MM, my sincere sympathies to you and your family – may your memories give you peace while time softens your pain. Found this several years ago – a simple reminder that those we love are always as near as a thought.

    – Native American Prayer –

    I give you this one thought to keep
    I am with you still, I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.

    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not think of me as gone,
    I am with you still in each new dawn.

  9. Mark Jr

    February 21, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    One thing I remember about the ceremony was the amount of people who came to pay their respects. While I always knew that he touched so many lives, I was left in awe in seeing the amount of people at the cathedral. He is certainly missed.

    BTW…nice blog

  10. music maven

    February 21, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks, Markie. Glad you stopped by. The measure of a man is truly not what he did for himself but what he did for others. Your Grandfather certainly did more for others than for himself. Hopefully, his spirit will now live on in all of his wonderful offspring.


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