I don't talk a lot about the grief journey that I've been on since my dad died for a multitude of reasons... I guess mainly because it is so personal, and it is very difficult to put into words how I am processing things. I've been approached by several people to at least try to bring that section of my life to my site because a lot of people would benefit, but I just haven't felt comfortable yet. Maybe, though, in time. Maybe. So, the story I'm about to tell you is crazy and weird, and … [Read more...] about Remnants
Today would have been my dad's 72nd birthday. I keep stopping myself from calling him. Well, not actually reaching for the phone, but mentally reminding myself to call. It has been 7 months since he went to heaven. I miss him. Lots. Funny - I was good in the beginning, but it seems like the grief is getting worse. It'll get better, though. It is when it comes from nowhere - just out of the blue, a pain shoots through like my heart is breaking. Then, I cry. Then, it's … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Dad
David (Dave) Lipka, 71 of Bozeman, Montana took his final breath and walked into the arms of Jesus on Monday, August 15, 2011. Dave was born on March, 21 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Yolanda Mezo. Growing up, he always took care of his siblings. One of his favorite things to do was spend time out at his grandma and grandpa’s farm. He met the love of his life, Valrie, and they were married on March 4, 1961. Dave was a proud Marine for several years and was honorably discharged in 1962. In 1967 … [Read more...] about David (Dave) Lipka
My dad was welcomed into Jesus' arms at 12:05 am. I was fortunate enough to be with him as he took his last breath and entered the gates of Heaven. As per his wishes, cremation will take place. Instead of a traditional funeral, we will be have a Celebration here at their home this week. I will post more details later today. Love to you all, Dana … [Read more...] about Carpenter’s Son has gone Home.
Dad is resting comfortably. The hospice nurse is here again. Everyone has their own end journey, and all indications are that dad will be welcomed to Heaven in the very near future. I'm trying to concentrate on the good in all this - that we've been blessed with 71 years, that my folks did make the 50 year mark, though they were apart and unable to celebrate. That we've had so many blessings. That dad will, in an instant be far more perfect than he's ever been. But, it still hurts, and … [Read more...] about He is resting comfortably