Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sad News


My Dad, Dave, passed away on Thursday October 28, 2010 at the young age of 53.

I would never say my Dad and I had a typical father-daughter relationship. Him and my Mom divorced when I was really little and life got in the way for both of us. What I am grateful for is that over the last few years we were able to reconnect and build on our relationship. It was nice to hear about where the other half of me comes from.

This day, is the last day I saw my Dad is good spirits. He built both of the bikes Chris and I were riding. Specifically he built the bike Chris is on just for him. We spent most of the day riding bikes and laughing.  That day is how I want remember him.

Unfortunately, his passing was not out of the blue. My Dad has been sick his whole life. He had a kidney transplant many years ago and was recently in a motorcycle accident that he never really fully recovered from. He was a huge advocate for Donate Life. So if you can do anything for me, it would be register to be an organ donor. We would have lost him before I had time to reconnect with him if it wasn't for the person who donated their kidney to him.


I'm going to observe a week of silence here at The Domestic Princess in honor of my Dad.

Love,

14 comments:

Monica @ MonicaWantsIt.com said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

michelle ellis said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. I registered to be an organ doner.

Jessica Grimes said...

so very sorry. my prayers go out to your and yours.

Rachel said...

i love the memory you shared--you and chris on bikes that your dad built. and such a great way to honor your dad by supporting organ donation. it gave me goosebumps what you wrote about being able to reconnect with him because of this life-saving gift. i'm so sorry for your loss.

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

So sorry for the loss of your dad. I'm glad you were able to build a nice relationship with him.

And yes- organ donation is an amazing thing. I'm glad it made a difference for your family. I've been registered as a donor all my adult life.

Amy G. said...

I am so sorry for your loss!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Christy.

Katie said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss, Christy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Melanie said...

Oh Christy, all of our love to you right now... I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of hugs and support. Please do not hesitate to call me anytime.
I completely agree with you on being a donor, it is the gift of life.
Love and Aloha from the Wassman's

Lyndsay said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Alicia said...

Wishing you and your family comfort & peace during this time of grief.

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

You and your family are in my prayers during this time of loss.

The Vibrant Wife said...

Christy, I am so sorry for your loss - I did not know your dad passed! I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. If you ever need anything, you know where to find me!

Kat said...

Christy - I am so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers with you and your family during this time!