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Sunday, December 18, 2005

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Busy Mom

Wow, I wasn't familiar with that song, but I'll sure remember it now!

I'm so glad you checked in, I've been thinking about you.

Mamacita

I've been thinking about you, too.

Joe

This is a very touching post. I am sorry for your loss.

Here via Michele.

Phil

Chana, I'm glad you checked in also. Glad to hear that you're doing better. While I hope you return to blogging soon, just take your time . . . share only what you feel comfortable sharing, and do so at your own pace. My prayers are still with you & your family.

Keith

Thanks for letting us know you are okay. Will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. The song is a beautiful sentiment and the timing seemed wonderful

sage

What a wonderful song to hear at just the right time. Thank's for posting, like a lot of your readers, I've wondered how you have been doing. My prayers are with you and your family during this holy season. Blessings.

Barbara

That is beautiful. God made sure that song was playing at just that time for you.

gigem

I have been wondering how you and the boys have handled your father's passing. Thanks for the wonderful post...a wonderful song that will live with you forever and can remind you of the wonderful man that is your father. Though his body is gone, his spirit will remain in you and your boys forever. How lucky you are to have known him and to have had such a great relationship. How lucky your boys are as well.

FTS

I can feel your pain, even twenty-five years after losing my own dad. I can't help but get a lump in my throat when you take me back there. This is a tough time of the year for it, I know, but all things are as they should be. Take care. :)

Joe Cool Cowboy Poet

How appropriate for that song to be playing when you got the news. I am sorry that you have to go through this at this time of year. I wish and pray that you will find the peace that you need. He is now with God and will continue to help look after you and your boys from heaven. Hoping that each day, the memories will be sweeter and the pain a little less.
Hugs, love and prayers,
God bless.

Christine

The song was so appropriate. I hope you can take comfort in it. I am so very sorry for your loss. (((((hugs)))))

carol

What wonderful words. Enjoy your daddy's loving memory this Christmas and always.God bless,

ben

Take as much time as you need... it's hard to lose someone you love.

Definately been in my prayers.

Denise

Beautiful and so apt.

Sara

I happened upon your website after doing a search for "When I get where I'm going". I lost my father on November 15, 2005 after a brave and dignified battle with GBM brain cancer. It was horrible, and my heart is broken at the loss of such a wonderful man. He was only 69 years old. The song is one thing that brings me comfort. I feel your pain and hopefully remembering the good times will one day help instead of hurt. Take care and have a blessed Christmas.

Tawcan

Sorry for your lost. It's always hard to lose someone you love. Take care.

cher

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Bev

That's a beautiful song. I love it too. I lost my Dad 11 years ago at the age of 69. I had a great relationship with him too, so I definitely feel your pain. I hope you can manage to find some joy in the Christmas season.

Leigh

Chana, I, too stumbled across your blog quite randomly by googling the lyrics to the song. On November 15, 2005, I was driving to the grocery store to pick up bananas for my Dad. He'd been ill with pancreatic cancer, and his appetite was poor. I would have bought him the whole store if it would have made him feel better. I'd never heard the song before, and yet ... then it played. (Heck, I don't even listen to country music all that often, and I wouldn't know Brad Paisley from Adam.) I wept as I drove because I knew in my heart that he was reaching out to me. My husband called a few minutes later to tell me to get home as fast as I could. Dad was already gone when I got there, but I'll cherish forever that he sent me a goodbye before he left this life. Is this coincidental? I am totally tripped out that you and Sara had a nearly identical experience. I'll be thinking good thoughts for both of you, 'cause I know how much your heart hurts right now. I'm so, so sorry for your loss.

Harry

Hey Chana and others,

I know how you feel. On September 12, 2004, we lost my mom. I had turned to go down the hall and my cousin called me back. My brother had left and was on his way back and he literally ran through the hospital.

One week earlier, on September 3, my 18 year old cousin was killed in an accident. She was named after my mom. She was born on my birthday and buried on her dad's birthday.

In September 2004, my family faced four deaths in three weeks. I had a wreck and my brother lost his job. My sister's husband went into ICU and the day my mom died, another family member was recovering from a stroke in the emergency room downstairs.

We had three more deaths in November and one in March of 2005. Eight deaths in seven months! That will get to you!

The song that means the most to me in all of this is "If Heaven" by Andy Griggs. The verse "If Heaven were a time, it would be my time; A summer's day in 1985. Everything I wanted was out there waiting, and everyone I love was still alive." Before September 2004, I would not have really identified with that verse. I pray we never go through a month like that again.

Kathy

I can't believe what I'm reading. I just came to this site to get the words to the song When I Get Where I'm going. I lost my dad one year ago Feb 16th and a couple weeks ago I was driving down the road thinking about him & suddenly this song came on the radio & I instantly felt like it was a sign from him. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way. I was shocked to see that other people had the same experience with this song.

meghan

I love brad and When I get where I'm goin is one of the best songs I have ever heard.

Tara

I found this site while looking for this particular Brad Paisley song. I can relate to everything you are feeling and going through. This song helped me when my Mom passed away last April. It was sudden and unexpected, but I knew she had gone to a better place and she was with my father (who passed away in 1997). It hurt and there was a lot of pain to get through. I am the youngest of 14 and so got lost in the shuffle of everyone else. Losing a loved one is difficult, and very hard when you have children that will not get to see them on a regular basis. I miss my parents each and every day. I wish they were here to see how all of it turned out and it all is going. I cannot believe a year has passed. My mom and I were very close. It is amazing. I feel truly blessed, as I am sure you do each day to have had them in our lives.

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