Monday, May 6, 2013

My Dad

Dr K Mitsuhashi, PhD Chemistry; September 28, 1928 - May 5, 2013

Not sure about the details as Sis and Bro didn't make it in time, Mom may have, but she's now resting.
He got to see my sister's boys on his second last day;boys who have grown so busy
Dad rarely got to see them in recent years. These two, especially the oldest, changed Dad's life. 
On Dad's last day, Mom clipped his fingernails, shaved him, and asked if he wanted a barber's visit,
but he was asleep before he answered.

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This photo was taken on my last day at home in March. He's watching the high school baseball games while marking the newspaper TV column looking for samurai dramas and docos I might like,
for him to record and send to me, instead of talking or just watching the games with me.
Typical.
But then neither of us would have known what to say if we had to talk.

18 comments:

  1. Dear Meg, Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing so quickly. Safe travelling and God bless. Dianne

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  2. I'm so sorry - the fact one knows it's coming (and inevitable) isn't any consolation when a parent leaves us. I hope (as I'm sure you do) that he won't be angry and exasperated any more, but instead at peace, and remembering the good times.

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  3. I'm so sorry, Meg. Sorry you weren't there when he passed. But I'm thinking he chose the right moment for himself to go. And as Sandra said, I hope he's at peace now. Hope your mom is okay. Are you still leaving tomorrow to go home? My love and blessings to you and your family.

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  4. Wow, that was fast! You must be reeling.... I hope that Ben goes with you. Well, be at peace and may all go as well as possible in this coming week. I will be thinking of you.

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  5. My condolences. Even if it's expected, it's never easy. I'm glad for you that you got to be with your parents for a time recently though.

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  6. Oh dear Meg. I am so glad you were there recently and spent time with him. I am so sorry you were not there to say the final goodbye. May your Dad rest in peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending loving thoughts and mental hugs, Meg. Lalla

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  7. Sending my best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Laura

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  8. So sorry.....thinking of you.

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  9. Dearest Meg, I'm so, so sorry that you weren't there but so glad that you had that extended time with your parents not so long ago. Losing a parent is very hard and you will be feeling it for ages. I still have moments when I think I must tell Mum or Dad something - I think they remain with you always. This week will be difficult but you will be there for your mother and surrounded by your family. I'll be thinking of you with love.

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  10. So sorry to read this latest piece of news Meg. My thoughts are with you, and your family. As Carol says, it is a hard adjustment to make, but they don't leave you. Take each day as it comes, accept each emotion and situation, and don't beat yourself up for anything you do or don't feel like doing.

    Jane x

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  11. Oh Meg. This is so tender. Sending you love my dear.

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  12. That is a beautiful portrait of your Dad. It sounds like he slipped away gently. But I am sorry for your loss!

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  13. I am very sorry, Meg. Having lost my mother very recently, I know how you feel.

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  14. My thoughts are with you as you go through the grieving process. I'm glad you got to see him so much recently.

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  15. My condolences Meg.
    I know it is hard and finding things to say even harder.
    My thoughts are with you.

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  16. No words to express the sorrow that comes from the passing of a parent. My thoughts are with you.

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  17. I have been thinking of you a lot since this post. You are a light in the weaving blogosphere. Thank you, and be well.

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