Wednesday, March 14, 2007

6:35 AM

GINA CALLED. He has crossed over. At 4:31 AM, just when she woke up and I finally lay down after being unable to sleep, Daddy drew his last breath. Mama said his face wore a magnificent smile.

Thank You for a fast and peaceful transition.

Daddy, I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places that this heart of mine embraces all day through...

24 comments:

Moose said...

His spark will always be with you, Craig. Love is an unextinguishable fire.

Dry said...

Craig, I was sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dry

J.J. said...

My heartfelt condolences to both you and your family, Craig.

J.J.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you , Craig. Thank you for sharing a bit of his life with us.

MJS

mmmm8 said...

I am very sorry, Craig. My condolences to your whole family as well.

shtexas said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this Craig. As someone who has been through it with my Dad - the illness, the watching, the waiting - I know what you went through and must be going through now. My condolences to you and your whole family in this time of sorrow.

wilma said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing.
You, and your family are in my thoughts and heart!

Ashish Narvekar said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. May his soul rest in peace. Accept my sincere condolences.

nelslus said...

Craig, I am just so sorry. You know that you, your man, your family, your friends & loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. Please do let me know if there is anything that I can do.

Jessie181 said...

Craig, I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers,

Jessie

GVGirl said...

I am sorry to hear of your Father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

GVGirl

Kirkus said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Craig. Thinking of you, my friend.

momseekingpeace said...

Wishes for you to feel him alive in your heart daily and as a guide when you want or need one.
Sorry to hear that he passed.
MSP

Peter said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my personal regrets and best wishes.


At Sunset

Through joy and sorrow we have
walked hand in hand;
we are resting from our wandering
now above the quiet countryside.

Around us the valleys slope away;
already the air is growing dark,
only two larks are left climbing
into the haze, dreaming of the night.

Come near and let them flutter;
soon it will be time to sleep,
lest we should lose our way
in this solitude.

O broad, still peace.
So deep in the sunset,
how tired of wandering we are –
could this perhaps be death?

Kippa said...

I'm so sorry, Craig.
My condolences to you and to your family.

Anonymous said...

On the Loss of Your Father

A smile, a touch,
a gentle laugh remembered,
a voice softly whispered
in the wind...

May the memories
held deep within your heart
help to soothe your spirit
at this time.

Thinking of you in symapathy and love.

Foxy

Foxy said...

On the Loss of Your Father

A smile, a touch,
a gentle laugh remembered,
a voice softly whispered
in the wind...

May the memories
held deep within your heart
help to soothe your spirit
at this time.

Thinking of you in symapathy and love.

Foxy

Oploskoffie said...

One need only read your words about your father to begin to realise not only the magnitude of the loss, but also the strength and passion he brought to this life, and the influence and memories he has blessed you and others with for all the years to come. From me to you, Craig, my condolences.

Jeroen Ivo

Anonymous said...

Our prayers with you always, Craig.

"A wise son maketh a glad father"
Proverbs, Old Testament

ed
edma1022

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Craig. I hope you're doing okay.

Bea

Craig Hickman said...

Thank you to all for your words of love and support.

I am truly humbled by the outpouring.

Peace,

Craig

angel said...

Craig, I'm sending my warmest sympathies to you and hope that the days since have been gentle.

It's not an easy time, you just have to get through day by day.

take care
alex

Anonymous said...

We missed you in the ESPN forums, Craig. I sent an email asking if you were ok. I am so sorry about your Dad. I lost my parents years ago, and it's something I wish everyone could avoid.

I am an adoptive parent. Five of our eight are adopted. We believe in open adoption, if possible.

Sue Maine

Craig Hickman said...

Hi Sue,

Your words are welcome. Who are you on ESPN? And do you really live in Maine or is that just your last name? Oh, well, this is a public place, I don't expect you to answer. Hehe.

Losing a parent is rough, no two ways about it. I'm knee-deep in grief, but that's how I do things.

Nice to meet another person in the adoption circle. Peace to your and yours.

Craig