I will miss my father more than words will ever allow me to express. He was my hero, the wise one I listened to and sought advice from, he was my medicine man when I was ill. My dad was the first man I fell in love with as a little girl and no man will ever fill his shoes but others will walk closely behind. If my dad was having a good day and all was going well he would say, "It's a good day to die." I find comfort in his quick and painless passing but the sorrow will always be deep. He was a simple man, a t-shirt and jeans type of guy. We shared many passions in our love for nature and our connection with spirit. There were many times he stayed the night with me in the hospital and gave the nurses hell when I was in need and dealing with dis-ease. My father worried he would see his daughter pass this earth before him, but he could not bear this thought and I know now he and I both share a sacred comfort. He knows i am here where needed, for my mom and I know he is at his universal home awaiting there for me when my time has come.
I will miss our drum circles, playing euchre till the late hours of the night and watching him play with and pick on Destiny, his beloved granddaughter. I will miss the silly stories he shared with us from his youth and days of running around. I will miss our long talks, the bonfires around the fire and standing beside him at the kitchen window watching the birds and deer. I will miss the two of us picking veggies in the garden and seeing his pride towards the abundance of food he tended to. There are so many of these things we did on a regular basis that will never be the same.
I am blessed to have had such a wonderful man for a father. My last memory was only a few days before he passed. Him and my mom came to visit and upon them leaving we do as we have always have done. We hugged, said I love you to each other and we said good bye. This to me is priceless, and all my time with him was priceless. I only wish I would have hugged him longer and tighter that night had I known it was the last time his strong arms would hold me.
I just wanted to share the obituary that is currently online and will be in the Ashland newspaper this Friday.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Werner Funeral Services, 175 W. 3rd Street, Mansfield. Friends will be received one hour prior to the memorial service. Following will be a Life Celebration with Family & Friends at the Baily Lake Village Center: 822 U.S. Rt. 250 North, Ashland Oh 44895 Thank you all for your love, compassion and sentiments.
My mom, Earth Heart is doing as good as can be expected. We all have our ups and downs. Recently she wrote a short little blog about her simple man 'Coop' and their happiness. Please read it in the honor of his memory. Under the current circumstances there was no Weekly Lunar Reading & Magical Attributes or the weekly message from the Fairies. There may not be any blog postings for a couple of weeks and I know you will all understand and send your love.