Wednesday, September 2, 2009

May You Rest David

My cousin's husband David passed away, it is a kind of sad and kind of okay thing. David was of German decent---- he was so strong, so kind, so brave. He was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago and has fought the hardest fight I have EVER seen. Remarkable really. He NEVER complained, when the chemo and/or radiation got to him you were unaware. When the soles of his feet blistered so bad he could barely walk he kept up with things around the house and yard. He was never less than funny and always so compassionate. He was love and OH did he love his grandkids. David's last days were nasty, cancer is a horrid beast at the end. It was awful and I'm so glad it is over for him. His wife Paula is a fabulous woman. She sews, crochets, can craft anything that moves and can do more on a shoestring than just about anyone I have ever known. This whole struggle has been so hard on her and yet she was always strong. Always. I tell her now what I have told her always, that she is the toughest old bird in the world. Now that David is gone she says she feels almost better, knowing the ugly end is over and that she has stopped a two year free fall that took her breath away. Now she can get her feet under her and move on.

May you find rest and peace David. We'll all miss you!


Kthy Beaumont said...

My sincere condolences go out to all your family. You said it--cancer is nasty, especially in the end. Now his family can recover from the nasty end, and cherish all the wonderful memories they must have of such a special man.

Mereknits said...

So sorry for your loss. You will miss him, but at the sametime be happy he is at peace and not in pain. My thoughts are with you and your family.

yoel said...

Much love and hugs to your family!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tina. I'm glad you're celebrating David's life in this way; he sounds like a wonderful person. I'm sure he will be missed.



Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tina. Thank you, though, for sharing what you're going through as you always do on here.