You being there for Mom and us through good and bad times, no matter what. We’ll always remember you Dad because they’ll never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you.” ~ After losing a loved one we are often left with feelings of things left unsaid. This next funeral quote reminds us that it is never too late to say ‘Thank You’ to our Dad. When looking for words to say at a funeral for Dad, consider reading this wonderful poem, or pick your favourite lines and turn it into a shorter quote ~ After losing a Father, sadness is a natural part of the healing process. This is one of our favourite remembering dad quotes. May the Stars Carry Your Sadness Away.
When this son was fixing his mother’s workbench, he flipped it over to reveal a love note from his father to his mother. The kicker? His father passed away weeks before. This user posted a set of photos that soon became viral regarding true love. He was about to fix his mother’s workbench, crafted by his father’s own two hands, when he flipped it over to reveal the sweetest hidden love note ever.
“I love you Becca :). Whatever day this is, I hope it’s a good one. God truly answered my prayers the day he gave me you. I know that these days are the best I’ll ever have, and I’m glad you’re in them. I’m not sure if you’ll ever see this, but if you do, just know that I love you very much. If there is one thing I want in life, it is to be to you as you are to me. If I can do that, I’ll be the happiest man alive – I love you beautiful wife.
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My mother died after a two-year battle with cancer. Her palliative care nurse (for much of that time) helped me wash and dress her body, and signed her death certificate. Now, my father has revealed that he began a sexual relationship with the nurse shortly after my mother died. I feel the nurse betrayed her patient, acted unprofessionally and preyed on my father at a vulnerable time. I despise her! This has caused a huge rift with my father.
What to do? ANONYMOUS Your feelings are running hot right now, and understandably so, after your loss. But you make several claims without giving any factual basis for them. (That doesn’t mean you don’t have bases, only that you didn’t share them with us.) Let’s unpack this situation carefully.
Nurses generally owe a duty of care to their patients — here, to your mom during treatment, but not after her death, or to her next of kin. Still, like you, I’ve had loved ones who were helped by hospice and palliative care nurses. In our worst moments, they can become like members of the family. That may be a big factor in why you feel so betrayed. Still, while I understand your distress, you haven’t made a case for the nurse behaving unprofessionally toward your mom or preying on your dad.
(If you have details, contact the hospital.) The circumstances of this relationship, especially the timing, are not great. But unfortunately we don’t get a deciding vote on how and when people fall in love. That leaves your question: “What to do?” Feel your feelings! And talk to someone about them, whether that’s a friend, a social worker or a grief counselor. Right now, it may not be possible for you and your father to console each other. But I hope you will in time. And I’m really sorry for your loss.
Image Credit Christoph Niemann It’s Our Stoop, Too This spring, my boyfriend and I moved in together to our dream apartment in a beautiful brownstone.
Everything has been perfect — except for one small hiccup. Every few days, our ground-floor neighbor, who enters the building at street level, puts a bin of unwanted household goods on our stoop: old toys, used cans of paint, trophies, etc.
(Passers-by can take them if they want.) But we’ve worked hard not to step around trash every day, so we started moving the bin off our stoop and onto the sidewalk next to it. When we came home from work — you guessed it! — the bin was back.
My boyfriend asked our neighbor to keep the bin on the sidewalk to prevent our tripping over it. But he refused and said we are being O.C.D. What should we do? ANONYMOUS Oh, my dear brownstone dweller, I’m sorry that it took a nasty downstairs neighbor to teach you an important life lesson: Nothing is perfect. Ever. These bins (of junk) constitute safety hazards and possibly city or fire code violations whether your neighbor places them on the sidewalk or on your stoop.
You tried to address the situation directly and failed. Turn this matter over to your landlord. (Neighborly disputes are part of the job description.) But don’t give up until the bins are gone. If dried-up quarts of paint have any value, your neighbor should donate them to charitable organizations. Otherwise they’re just litter, or the beginning of a personal injury suit. Mom, at Least Make It the Classifieds Since I was a teenager, my mother has highlighted the careers of brides in wedding announcements in the newspaper and left them around for me to find.
Now that I’m an adult, she sends me photos of the bios she finds relevant. She has good intentions, but her suggestions tend to be far-flung and unhelpful. I’ve also been successful in figuring out my career on my own.
How do I ask her nicely to stop? G.K. Not to be a troublemaker, but I interpret your mother’s behavior differently. Given that her total frame of reference is the wedding section, isn’t it more likely that she’s highlighting careers she thinks may be more compatible with (imminent) marriage than yours?
(Or maybe not.) Just say, “Mom, I know you mean well. But your vows-inspired career advice feels like criticism of my choices. I’m happy in my work and not looking for a change.
So, no more wedding announcements, O.K.?” Can’t You See I’m Trying to Meditate? I began attending a large group meditation to cope with some major life events. My day job requires lots of social interaction, so the meditation is a welcome escape. But for several weeks, a man I don’t know seeks me out when I arrive. He then tries to strike up conversations with me by asking questions about my life and work. How can I signal that I’d rather be left alone?
E.O. How would you feel about the truth, delivered kindly to a fellow meditator? “You know, my job requires a lot of talking. So, if you’ll excuse me, I’d like to use the time before meditation to prepare quietly.
Thanks!” That should do the trick. For help with your awkward situation, send a question to SocialQ@nytimes.com, to Philip Galanes on Facebook or on Twitter.
My 62 year old Mom died in April 2006. My Dad announced he had a lady-friend in July 2006 (3 1/2 mos. later). My brother and I don't know how to take...
My 62 year old Mom died in April 2006. My Dad announced he had a lady-friend in July 2006 (3 1/2 mos. later). My brother and I don't know how to take this news. We think it is too soon and disrespectful to my mom's memory, etc... It appears this relationship he has is getting more and more serious. How should we react? Mom was sick for several years and even said Dad would - and should find someone else...but in barely 100 days? Comments, PLEASE! Thanks, Betty Some additional details (and thanks for all answers, too, and extra thanks for condolences...I miss her dearly.): Mom and dad were married 40 years in...
Some additional details (and thanks for all answers, too, and extra thanks for condolences...I miss her dearly.): Mom and dad were married 40 years in 10/2006.
Mom was sick for 5 years and very sick for all of 2006. My Dad has been a decent father - the older I get the more I appreciate this. My brother and I have been respectful and not been angry or mean with my dad - we've been quiet about how we personally feel, except my brother did tell him it seemed a bit quick.
When Dad told me, I told him I supposed that would be good for him (it was hard to say, but I said it...). My Dad is out of state currently, but will be coming back in a few weeks. His friend lives in another state, also - they met while both were visiting mutual friends. Is he preparing brother and I for something more (gulp, marriage, moving in?)? Not worried about siblings!!!LOL I do want Dad to be happy, but I also want my Mom/her memory to be respected.
Thanks to all who answer! Betty, Some people cope in different ways. Your father was so accustomed to being with someone and having that companionship. Now that your mother has passed on (sorry for your loss) he is not trying to disrespect your mother in the least but move on and try to find happiness once again. He is trying to find that companionship and sense of closeness to someone that he had with your mom. As you stated, she told him that he should find someone else and she probably said this because she didn't want him to be alone for the rest of his life.
It's very hard to find someone to be with and go back to square one in the dating process when your older like your father. This explains why things are moving so quickly with this new woman. He knows that he isn't young anymore and that he doesn't have all the time in the world to find someone new.
Respect your fathers decision to try and make himself happy. The memory and love he had/has for your mother will always be in his heart. First off you have my deepest sympathies about your mother. Second you said your mom was sick for several years correct? Maybe during that time your father...
First off you have my deepest sympathies about your mother. Second you said your mom was sick for several years correct?
Maybe during that time your father had already started his grieving period. Her death was just the expected. Harsh but true. Do I think 3.5 months is too soon? Absolutely! But I am not your father and you are not either. Your father needs to do what is best for him just as you and your brother need to do whats best for you.
No one says you have to be best friends with this new woman but you should be respectful. I would definitely have a sit down with your dad and explain your feelings. At least you both know where the other comes from.
I am sure your family doesn't want to go through any more hurt then it already has. Best of luck to you all. I can only tell you, without suggesting anything, it's pretty damned lonesome and devastating to lose someone you love.
As much as one may love their... I can only tell you, without suggesting anything, it's pretty damned lonesome and devastating to lose someone you love.
As much as one may love their children, children can't bring the comfort that another person can. It may be that this person can offer the solace he may need right now. I hope it's not with an agenda. And that is your concern, without a doubt. I'm afraid that there's very little you can do to interfere. I can tell you that it's no different than parents interfering with teens and their choices.
The more objections, the more resentment. I lost my first wife, suddenly. I did not seek out anyone as I immersed myself in my business.
I remarried 3 years later. She died suddenly. Both young. I met a gal 8-9 months later. It was only lunches and dinner.
She was younger than I. We dated on and off for nearly three years, and married. My children had objections to this one, but it ticked me off. They were right. It was for money. I divorced 1 1/2 years later. She called me last week to come back. She had just divorced, physically abused. No, it's too late. But I learned the hard way. Best that I can suggest is try to get to know her. You might be pleasantly surprised.
I hope so. Who are you to say that its too soon? Everybody grieves in there own way over their own time frame. Your dad knew you mom a lot longer than you did,...
Who are you to say that its too soon? Everybody grieves in there own way over their own time frame. Your dad knew you mom a lot longer than you did, don't think you have sole grieving rights over her. If his friends is helping him get on with his life you should be happy for him. I doesn't mean he didn't love your mom or is completely over her. It means he knows he still has a life to live and has to grab at the chance if he meets someone he thinks he could love.
Death in a family is terrible and sad for everyone. My dad passed away May 2006. My mom is really lonely. If she started seeing someone I would be happy for her. Our dad will always be in our memories but all of us have to go on without him.
We are not about to stop living and I wouldn't expect my mother too. Let your dad be happy. When he is gone you will surely regret any issues you had with him over this. Your mom would be happy to know he is not sitting at home sad and lonely every night and you should be too. speeding up the dating scene because he's older seems natural. They each know what they want, and they will have a good idea if things will work out.
If... speeding up the dating scene because he's older seems natural. They each know what they want, and they will have a good idea if things will work out. If eveyone's out of the house he's probably just looking for some companionship and a way to fill in the gaps that were left.
If it's too fast for you, maybe you should talk to him about it. Ask for some time to get to know his new lady friend, and make sure you actually make an effort to get to know her.
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