Wayne Green

Wayne Green

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7, 2015

The day has arrived. It officially has been one year since my Dad died. It is a new world without him. Things that I would have told him are left  unsaid.........memories are treasured.....gratitude is ever present for who my father was to me and so many others. he will be treasured by many for years to come.........and as long as I live, he will live on as well........there is a piece of immortality for each of us as we love those around us......who we are and how we treat others lives on........

Sunday, September 7, 2014

September 7, 2014 - Evening

This long day is nearly over for me. I have not slept since my Dad died. I am exhausted. I need to go to bed. The thought of it causes my stomach to squeeze and tears to sting my eyes. As if.....sleeping for the first time and then awaking in the morning will make it all real.
It is real. I know this. There are complications to all of this as well. Things that I really can't talk about here. My focus is to get through the funeral on Wednesday, after that I can work with the hole in my heart a bit easier. I want to pick up my phone and call my dad. I want to hear him say "Hi Slick"....just one more time..........

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Funeral Information

Funeral information for my Dad, Wayne Green, is Wednesday September 10, 2014 at Temple Hill Baptist Church,  1601 West Division St Cadillac, MI.  11 am is the visitation followed by the funeral service at Noon. A luncheon will be served afterwards.

We wanted to have it all in one day since a large majority of those who will attend must travel a fairly long distance. This way it can be a day trip with no hotel needed. 

In Lieu of flowers you can donate to the family or Heartland Hospice. Obituary to be in the newspapers in Cadillac Michigan and Three Rivers Michigan.

Is this real......or is it all just a really terrible dream?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

September 7, 2014 - Morning

I want to share about my father's passing......somehow it seems far too intimate to put into words. I will say that all of his children that could be there were there and his wife....we created a circle around his bed speaking love to him as he moved from this world to the next.

I have prepared bodies for transfer to the funeral home on many occasions. It is always a true honor. This time it was truly a sacred honor as my siblings and I made that journey together. 

Once his body was removed for the trip to the funeral home. I knew that I must take my trip home. I needed the safe warm arms of my husband. I didn't have any sleep on top of 3-4 hours per night for the last however many nights......but I knew today was the only day I had to spend with my husband after having been hours away from him for nearly a week. It feels good to be home. 

My heart called out for my father to be with me as I drove. I didn't feel him.....I just felt empty. I spoke to my daughter as I was getting close to home and soon I felt him show up........My children are pretty amazing.....(really....I am so blessed both of my sons and my daughter have been there for me and supported me through communication and love). My daughter has a gift and I know that she helped me find my dad this morning. As I pulled into our driveway and came into the house.....I was greeted by the warm safe arms of my husband who just let me cry and talk....and cry some more. I know.....There is a hole larger than I ever thought possible in my heart and I will miss, forever the feel of my fathers whiskers on my face as he hugged me and kissed me, the callused strong hands that would grab hold of me and pull me tight into his chest and hold me until I knew I was loved.......

This is a photo of my father holding my hand before he died, I am so happy to have this.......

For those of you mourning my Dad's death, or any other loss. Feel free to continue to follow my blog. It may get a bit messy, but I will be writing a post every day for the next year to track my healing. 

Thank you and big hugs for all who have followed along. I appreciate the time you took to read (and yes, the spelling errors and grammar errors were terrible, but that should get better now!) and get to know my father and love him.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September 7, 2014 

Sunday September 7, 2014 at 1:28 am

This day and time will be etched in all of our hearts forever more as the day that we lost my Dad.
He was a Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Cousin, Uncle, GrandFather, Great GrandFather, Friend, and Mentor, and more to more people than can be counted.

And so it is.

More to come, but for now that is enough.

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