Thursday, May 15, 2008

Last Drawing in the ICU - Farewell Dearest Father-in-Law....



It is with great sadness that I post my last drawing in the ICU...My Father-in-Law fought as long and hard as he could...but today at 6pm he passed away....

We were all with him and by his side during it all...we love him dearly and he will be greatly missed.....

I started this illustration in the ICU waiting room...it was Cole asking Dad's Guardian Angel for help...

We know that he is in a better place now and not suffering anymore...we also feel that he is with us in all we do and will always think of you dear Dad...

May you pray for us in Heaven and watch over us...

The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive - perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

27 comments:

Kate said...

Oh Diana, I am so so so sorry. I had a feeling about this situation tonite, that he may have passed on. I know you are all so sad. I am glad that you believe he is in a better place and out of suffering. I am sorry for your loss, though.

Hugs to you and your family.

Kate

DeLi said...

condolence Diana! sending you winds of peace

kathy hare said...

Diana, I'm so sorry for your loss, the drawing of the Angel is beautiful and so expressive. My Father passed away last year so I understand what a difficult time this is for you. Be strong my friend.. x

NANCY LEFKO said...

Diana, I am so sorry for your loss. Having lost my mom and dad, I know the pain that you and your family are in. It takes quite a while, but you come out the other side and are filled with all the loving memories of that dear soul. Your illustration is perfect and I think that his guardian angel did exactly what was needed at this point. You are right, that his suffering is over and he is in a better place. My thoughts are with you.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Diana, I am so very sorry to read about your families loss. And at the same time, I am thinking about all the beautiful artwork you created during this time, especially the one of the guardian angel and your son. That illustration brought tears to my eyes, it is so touching. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Diana Evans said...

Thank you for checking in on me...you have all touched my heart with your warmth and support. I am blessed to have met you and share my life with you....

I am very sad when I think about these last few months...our son losing his Great Grandfather and now his Grandfather....it is a very difficult time but I truly believe that God only puts us through things we can handle...and I have so many angels looking out for me....

thank you from the heart....

Melissa & Emmitt said...

oh diana
i am so, so sorry for your loss. i am thinking of you and your whole family. your drawing and the poem are simply perfect. they speak volumes and are so wise.
XO
m

carli said...

Diana
I am so sorry to hear that he passed away. I hope you are your family can find peace while you get through this. You're in my prayers.
carli

Candace Trew Camling said...

This is really sad news. Sorry to hear this, but big hugs for you and your family from Des Moines. Also, beautiful drawing.
Peace

Tom Barrett said...

Sorry for your loss, Diana. It is wonderful that you and your husband were able to be there with him till the end.

You did some great drawings during that time, but this last one is awesome! My prayers go out to you and your family.

Lisa said...

know we are here for you. may you find the strength you need to get through this.

Alicia said...

so sorry for your loss Diana. spending his last moments with you all must have been a blessing. be strong

Aspa said...

Diana, I am so sorry for your loss. The past few months must have been really hard for you, losing your grandfather and now your father in law. My thoughts are with you...be strong.

RyanLoghry said...

I'm sorry for your loss Diana. Best wishes to you and your family. God bless.

Jennifer said...

Diana, I am so sorry to hear your news. Wishing you peace.

Cindy DiBlasi said...

One of the hardest things yet most beautiful things I've ever gone through in my life was holding my father's hand and telling him it's ok as he passed. You just know that they are going to be ok and going somewhere spectacular. I feel his presence with me often. Your Angels certainly evoke that feeling, and give us hope. And the last one you sketched with Cole is amazingly beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss Diana. You have been in my thoughts and prayers everyday.
Take care sweetie.

Mark said...

Diana I am sorry for your families loss. May you find peace and know that he is in a better place now. you're a wonderful daughter in law

rbaird said...

I'm so glad you were able to be with him. Many hugs to you and your family.

Emily said...

my condolences Diana! I can't imagine how hard this is for you... and words always fall short in maters of love and death.

this angel is some of my favorite non food images I have seen you draw!

hugs

emily

pati @-;-- said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It's so sad, you are never ready to say goodbye to a loved one.

Your beautiful illustrations are a priceless tribute for your father in love. I'm sure that he appreciate very deep your kindness.

cabanadigital.com

marianne said...

Oh I'm so sorry for you!
How beautiful all these drawings you made at his bedside.
Love the guadian angel!

Paola said...

I'm so sorry Diana.
I'm amazed with your sensibility to transform sadness in beauty.
Wishing you strength and God's guide in this moment.

Teri C said...

I am so sorry to hear this Diana, but you made your last beautiful gift to him.

Hugs and prayers to you and your family at this sad sad time.

Forever Young said...

oh goodness i haven't read your blog for a few days, and missed seeing this, am so sorry, but in a way relieved for you all.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I am so sorry Diana..
Hope you and your family get through this. That is a beautiful illustration you made.. truly beautiful.

Eugenia Gina said...

so sorry to hear this.., may he rest in peace... I'm sure the angel will guide him .. nice illustration..

andi butler said...

this is so beautiful, i'm so sorry for the loss of your father in law...wishing you much peace

a : )

 
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