Dear Leslie (and Brenda)
May you and your family know the love of your Higher Power and may you have the strength to face whatever may come with serenity and love. When Mama, and then Geri, were dying, the conflicting emotions threatened to overwhelm me. I loved them, and didn't want to see them suffer. I loved them and didn't want them to leave this earth. I loved them and didn't want them in the physical state they were in.
I stayed close to the program, in contact with members even when I couldn't get to meetings. I prayed, especially the 3rd step prayer. I did the next right thing.
I am so sorry to read about your Dad.
You both will be in my prayers.
I know it is hard when you live further away, and cannot go and visit him.
Thank you all so much for your kind words of support.
Carol and me just returned from Florida and I came across these posts about your Father.
A Friend in Recovery
(((Paul))) You are so right - every day we have is a precious gift.