Wednesday, November 28, 2007

R.I.P. Papa

Today my father passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92. As of four days ago, he had stopped eating and drinking. My sisters and I are deeply saddened by his passing and at the same time, we are relieved that he did not suffer as his life came to an end.

I found a couple of photos that I wanted to post here. The first one was taken at my parent's wedding in 1952 and the bottom photo of my dad was taken earlier this year. I especially like this one because it captured him with a smile.

My sisters and I are now orphans. Funny, no matter how old we were, to our parents we were still "the children" and I guess we thought of ourselves that way too.

In the spring, M and I will take our father's ashes overseas to be buried along side other family members in his native Kuusalu, Estonia.

Rest in peace, dear Papa.

Your loving daughters,

Ene, Inga and Milvi


Maggie R said...

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing.I must say though living to be 92 is wonderful, You had him longer than I had my parents, as they went in their 70's.
It is a very sad feeling to lose parents. Suddenly we become the matriarch of the clan and to me it almost stands my hair on end.
Taking your father's ashes back "Home" is a very beautiful thing to do.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. He lived a long beautiful life & I KNOW he is smiling over you now as I type this. My prayers and thoughts go out to you. If I could find a way to wrap a hug and email it to you I surely would. Love, Monica

Annie Oakleaves said...

im sorry to hear about your just never feels the same after that happens.its good to always try to think of the wonderful things instead of dwelling on what youve lost. its so hard i know!! im glad to have found your blog thank you for sending me the link!anne

Grace said...

Beautiful tribute to your dad, I'm sorry to hear of his passing, my sympathy to you and your family.