If you could text one question to one (or both) of your parents in heaven..what would the text be and how old were you when one or both of your parents passed on ?
I was thinking about my Dad recently (my mom is still alive and kicking) , who died when I was 22( he was a young 53) and I would have liked to send him a text about his grandson and how proud he would be of him both in his professional flying career and the fact that he is a great Dad to my grandson
Great topic. I was just thinking about mine. Dad was only 41 (1972) and mom had just turned 55 (1988). I just turned 55 and I knew 55 was young but now I realize just how young it is. I would definately want to texted them and tell them about their 3 US marine grandsons, 1 great grandson turning 4 next week, DH's retirement next year and my new promotion I just got last week. They were always proud of us but I would just like to tell them. Also how their children have been happily married for 19, 31, 32 and 35 years because of their example. Now pass the kleenex!
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Sorry, Venice, I can't go there.... even after many years. I was 27 when my mother died, she was 57, and 38 when my dad died. And what hurts even more is thinking about my sister that died 5 years ago.
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Well, my dad has been gone for 23 years, dying just after I turned 21 and a couple of months before my Wedding. I would send him picture and video texts of his grandchildren - his greatgrandkids. And thank him for all he did for us and instilled in us.
My father died a year ago last Friday, he was 78 and my mother died the previous October, she was 77. He died of his own choosing and I'd like to ask him why he decided to quit his dialysis treatment when he knew it was a death sentence.
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It was right after Betty and I got married that my Dad died so I must have been in my late 20's.
My mom died a few years ago.
You know what: I can't remember the exact dates and it doesn't bother me. I can remember just about everything that they taught me, what they said and that they loved me. That's all that really matters. As long as I remember those things then part of them is still alive.
One of the favorite things my granddaughter can ask is: "Tell me about your dad or Grandma Ellen".
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I was 28 when mom passed and 49 when Dad passed. If I had to send a text it would be to them both. Simply "I can't wait to see you again".
Mom passed in 1983 and Dad passed in 2004.
Sorry I had to edit, some of these wounds are still healing. My oldest son passed away at age 19 in 1994. I would send him the same text except I would add, "I still cry".
My heart aches for some of you and soars for others. The pain of losing ones you love and how much you miss them comes through. The love, respect and appreciation that some of you have expressed is wonderful. The pain inflicted on some of you comes through, but your triumph over that pain and your unwillingness to except their predictions for your life is both hearts warming and inspiring. And I hear, from the majority of you that what you are most proud of is your accomplishments as a parent.. And that you realize that good or bad, your parents were probably the greatest influence of this accomplishment.
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SUSAN CURTIS, those are encouraging words. I believe it is a Word in due season. Thanks. I believe in Rom. 8:28 also. As far as my loved ones who have passed are concerned, I lean on 1Thess. 4: 13-18. This helps me greatly.
Interesting topic idea Venice and honestly I avoided it at first cause I thought it was going to be one of those joke email things.
My sister and I sometimes play the "if you could talk to mom for one more hour what would ask?' Where to begin? There's so much to know.
I was 27 when my mom died...she was 58...it was 1988.
I was 45 when my dad died....he was 86....it was 2005. Dad was 11 years older than mom and managed well on his own until he was about 83 or so.
I think I would have to ask my mom just where did she find the patience she never seemed to run out of. And of course I'd have to show her her wonderful grandchildren. Hayley was 18 months old when mom passed and Jimmy was born on the first anniversary of mom's burial (believe me, I take that as a huge sign that she's with me). At least dad was able to spend lots of time with his grandchildren.
There are times I feel both of my parents still with me and I hope that feeling never goes away.
great points..you know Melody your comment made me think, my parents probably combined never made more than $8,000 a year, yet we never felt poor, they owned their home and we never went hungry or without clothes..yet today I know some people that earn that in a month and they don't have anything to show for it
My Father died in 1976, I was 27 It was sudden and unexpected. He died for doing what he always did, helping others. He helped shovel out a car stuck in snow. The next morning he died of a heart attack. He was 65. My Mother died in 1997 after battling colon cancer for 15 years. she was 79. I was 49. There is so much I would tell them both. but for now I would simply say I Love You.
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This is a great topic, it's nice to read people's touching stories...
Sorry to say, I would not waste the 50 cents to text my "Dad", his drink and friends were more important than us kids...thank goodness my Mother had the strength to divorce him and spare us kids having to grow up in a house with an alcoholic...
HOWEVER, to my Mom, I would text how much all of us love her and that I will be forever grateful that I was able to be there when she passed. Also, how HAPPY my sister & I were that all of us were able to take a wonderful cruise together....AND that hopefully Elvis is serenading her every night!
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