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Offline Stalker58

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His was big man,6'4",260lbs.Taught me everything I know.Honor,Honesty,Respect,Treat others as you want to be treated.
He showed me how to be A MAN.
He served 18yrs. in the U.S Navy,4 of which were during the Korean war(The Forgotten War).
He just turned 73 on 6/1/06.
He and his wife just celebrated there 50th.wedding anniversary,on 7/8/06.
He was diognosed with Asbestosis.
Now he's 5'11,170lbs.
He has less than 48% of his lung capacity left.
Prognosis is not good.Maybe 1yr.
The saying is"You don't know what you have till it's gone".
I guess that's unless you know it's going.
He's My Dad.
I plan on spending as much time as possable with him.
Steve Darcy(Stalker58)

Offline Stalker58

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Make that "He and My Mom just celebrated there 50th wedding anniversary"
Sorry

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Steve, I also had to say goodbye to my dad almost 4 years ago (it seem like yesterday ). He was also my friend and teacher. The last thing he taught me was how to die with dignity and that death was just a part of life. We had a lot of talks about dying and the fact that it is just a transition to a better life without the confinements of a worn out body.
 I am forever grateful to have had opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with my dad till the end. So many don't get that chance.
Bill
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Prayers for you and your Dad on the way from Georgia.

In HIS service
Dave
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Offline OconeeDan

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More prayers sent from GA.  I hunt with my Dad and I dread the day that it ends.

Offline TexMex

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Steve, prayers go to you, your dad and all the family.  I lost my dad 3 years ago.

May God Bless.

Offline RayMO

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Prayers send, they never really leave ya. I know.
All of the teachings and examples are stronger than ever when they leave.

God Bless

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Praying for you and your family.
John 8:36
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Very touching testement to your Dad, Steve.  Lost mom last year at age 83 and now my Dad at 84 is showing some signs of decline as well..mostly mental---he has had the medical issues a long time.

You have my deepest well wishes, & prayers for a dignified transition for your Dad to be with our Heavenly Father.

Prayers for blessings to your Dad, Mother, yourself and other family members.  May our loving God bring peace and comfort to all of you in this difficult time.
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Offline twotimer

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i just left the hospital,said goodby to one of my best friends,father figure,brother figure,what ever,i don't know if he heard me or not,but he sort of smiled,it is just a matters of moments or hours,friday night the doctors said a few hours to 72 hours.enjoy the time left.prayers and well wishes for you and your's thru these trying times.robert
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Robert,

Prayers for peace and easy path for your friend/brother/father figure as well. And for you to keep him in your heart forever.

Continued prayers for Steve and his family as well.

Thank You, Lord Jesus for never leaving us to fight these battles of the body or heart alone. Amen.
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Offline JC

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Prayers sent here also....I cannot begin to imagine the pain of losing my father. May the Lord bless your father, your family and you with His peace.
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My thoughts are with your whole family. Lost my Dad , 4 yrs. ago this past May. It doesn't get any easier with time. I was going to call him on the way home from work May 22, got busy and just forgot , 12:10 a.m. , I got the call that he was gone, he had a blood clot in his leg that the doctors missed. It let loose and hit him in the heart. The thing that hurts most is I didn't get to say good-bye. Spend as much time with him as you can.
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Steve, My prayers are for you and family and you're Dad...good thoughts and peace...Lord I ask you to comfort Steve and family...Marco#78
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We thank you Father, that we never lose anyone in Christ Jesus, rather that they cross over Jordan into the Promised Land before us. We thank you for the men whom have chosen the best path, that is to be a good parent, father and husband, and to lead their families in righteousness and holiness.  We complain at times Father about the conditions of this sinful world, but Lord if we would just dedicate ourselves to our roles as the spiritual head of our families we could make great improvements to this world. Help us to be great fathers and help us to be thankful and appreciate those men that are, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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Offline thp

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Steve, God bless you and your family.  Touched by your words about your father.  Those of us who have had great fathers are so blessed.  My prayers are with you and your father.
Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. -Mother Teresa

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Steve, your father is in my prayers.

Kevin.
"When a hunter is in a tree stand with high moral values and with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God."

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Bless you and your family Steve and enjoy your time with him. I lost my dad in 2000 from a sudden heart attack on top of a cerebrial hemmorage. Due to both simultanius, they were'nt able to revive him (he had a major stroke 4 years before). I lost one of my best friends that day and never got to say goodbye, was always working long hours and always put off going to meet him for coffee & hot cocoa for me.

He went through so much for us and never left when he was at his witts end, 6 kids and numerous dead end jobs to keep us fed and clothed, military man too who taught and loved us unconditionally.

I'm saying we do know and feel the pain of the grief and also the same with Frank's dad who died slowly of cancer (also a Navy man, USS Indiana in WW2). He too was a big strong man who wasted away to 90 lbs. before his death 4 months after my dad. We did get to spend time with him and just want to encourage you more than anything and to relate with you so please forgive the long words....

Just know that God does give comfort, understands and desires for us to come to Him with our grief and concerns.

Prayers to you and your family. Shell&Frank

Offline Stalker58

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Thank you All,for the kind words.They help.

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Steve,

I don't visit here as much as I should.  I am sorry to hear of your father's illness.  I lost my father nearly a year ago when he passed suddenly and unexpectedly.  If there is something to be grateful for, it is the fact that you have some time left to tell your father how you feel.  Prayers for you and your family in this time of need.
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