My Father Died this Morning

My father died this morning at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, California at 5:20 a.m. I am temporarily going to suspend writing and use this blog as a journal as I contemplate what happened. I am lost.

“Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace, God is awake.”

Victor Hugo

“The death of a beloved is an amputation.”

C.S. Lewis

At 5:20 in the morning at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, California my father died. He was dealing with a brain tumor. My world has been shattered as this is the second parent I lost almost back to back. I am going to suspend some aspect of writing for now. We have to plan a funeral and there is a lot to do at home. In a couple of weeks or so then I will continue to write about some of the topics I was pursuing. Now I plan to use my blog as a journal and write about my Dad’s life, his illness and dealing with my emotions. I am in a complete state of shock. But I need to help my family during this time. My family comes first during this time.



9 thoughts on “My Father Died this Morning

  1. So very sorry to hear this. Much sympathy to you.

    I lost my mom this past winter and my dad two years prior. It’s so much to process… you are wise to pull back for a season.

    Grace and peace sustain you.


    • I need to process my feelings and emotions. I want to take a break from regular writing and journal my thoughts and feelings in regards to Dad’s death. I love my father. That is why I am hurting so much. But I want to get what is on my chest off my chest. Thanks for your kind words.


  2. I am so sorry for your loss. When the last parent dies it brings one closer to one’s own mortality. You have lost 2 parents close together and I am sure grief for your mother is still fresh and now, you have lost your other parent. Feel free to take time to process that grief. Death is always a shock no matter how much you know it is coming. Blessings to you.

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  3. May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit Romans 15:13
    My Dad also died of a brain tumour following my Mom’s passing. We will be praying for the Lord’s comfort and peace for you and your Family at this difficult time and that He will take care of the details that need attention day by day in the months ahead…

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  4. I’m so sorry to hear this, and I’ve been thinking of you. I’m so glad you were able to spend those last days with him, it makes each moment all the more precious.

    Something similar happened for my spouse, who lost both of his parents within about a year of each other, and his mother died the same year my father did. It’s very hard to deal with something like this. Take all the time you need for yourself, the blogging can wait.

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