October Pause

the fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light” –  Malcolm Lowry, October Ferry to Gabriola

There is a post waiting to be published but my world has gone sideways with the hospitalization of my 82 year old father 6 weeks ago…he was admitted with a very serious infection that started a cascade of life-threatening illnesses that have resulted in a frantic visit to the hospital to learn that he is now moving from the medical intervention/monitoring model to palliative care.

There are no words to share at the moment…it’s time to take a pause from blogging to be by his side if I’m able and to ensure that he makes his way through this transition peacefully.

Be good, Dad and take good care!

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54 Responses to October Pause

  1. calmkate says:

    Pending loss it difficult but soon Dad’s suffering will be over, sorry 😦
    These nasty infections the hospitals give us are the pits, I pray everyday that they will get properly cleaned so that admission wont mean possible death for every patient who walks in the door ….
    My thought and prays are with you at this time …

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  2. michnavs says:

    An 82 year being sick and admitted in the hospital is no joke….much more if he is your father…rest assured that my thoughts and prayers are with you…

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  3. Mackenzie says:

    Will be praying every day ❤

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  4. I am so sorry about your Dad’s illness. Sending love and prayers.

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  5. markmkane says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through this Kimberlee. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your father. Sending positive thoughts your way as you go through this. Be strong.

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  6. Quirky Girl says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your dad. May love and happy memories fill your heart during this difficult time. ❤

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  7. I’m so sorry to hear about your father. Death is inevitable for all of us, but never less than tragic all the same. May it be as easy a transition as possible for him. I hope you’re holding up well yourself.

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    • Dad passed away peacefully on October 1st…in between the busyness of closing a life well-lived, I am making time to enjoy the beauty of autumn and sip on hot chocolate…moments made for reflection.


  8. I’ve been thinking of you and your dad, Kim. Despite how hard it is, I’m glad you’re by his side. I know love softens the hours, and that’s a gift to those nearing the end of their lives. I wish you gentle smiles, peace, and no regrets as you navigate this transition with your dad. ❤ ❤

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  9. Kimberlee, I’m so sorry to read of your loss but so grateful you could be with your Dad at his time of transition. Love and prayers surround you! ❤️

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  10. I am catching up after a break Kimberlee. I am so sorry about your dear Dad’s passing. Sending you and your family prayers and hugs. 🌼

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  11. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad Kimberlee, my thoughts are with you.

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  12. It sounds as if your father has been moved to a better place where he can be comfortable and receive the care he needs. I hope they offer support and comfort to you too at this time Kim and you are all in our prayers. Hugs and love from all of us here 💜 xxx

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  13. So sorry for the loss of your father. Hugs.

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  14. michnavs says:

    Just dropping by to say “how are you kim”?

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  15. disturbedteacher says:

    I am sorry about your father (I saw your post in a comment above).

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  16. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Sending love over the airwaves to offer support and strength as you go through this with you dad.

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  17. Love and light coming your way in these trying times.

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