Post # 47
You are definately in my thoughts and prayers as well as your whole family. I am so sorry for this loss. I hope you can find peace in knowing he is no longer suffering and fiind comfort in the people closest to you!! *hugs*
Post # 48
My dad died before my wedding too, after a long and difficult illness. Over a year later, it sometimes hurts more than it did at first. At some point in each day I think of him and laugh at a memory, which makes missing him hit me all over again. When we went to his funeral and everything that goes along with that, I felt like I was in a dream and when I woke up we would go to his house and he’d answer the door, just like always. It didnt’ feel real, even though we all knew it was coming for a long time and watching him suffer made his passing a relief in a sense, because he wasn’t in pain anymore. Talk with your family about it and find ways to include his memory in yoru ceremony… carry something of his with you as walk down the aisle. Framed photos of him with you and your family through the years, when he was healthy, might be good for everyone to share. Or a pretty photoboard, hung on ribbons… whatever fits with the rest of your wedding style. Take a private moment before you leave the room where get ready and acknowledge that he is with you in spirit. It’s a huge loss and some days will be easier than others. Big hugs to you!