Wednesday, October 31, 2012

DAD

LE LOVE BLOG DAD Multiple Myeloma Cancer Stem Cell Donation

Last night, my father passed away after battling cancer for almost four years.
He's had three close calls, but this time it happened + I am heartbroken.

I am going to be taking a short break from blogging to be with my family. I mentioned to someone earlier that blogging has always served as a great distraction, so I will definitely be back at it soon.

In honor of my dad, I urge you to take a moment to consider donating your stem-cells to help cure or even just help prolong the lives of others suffering from cancer + other diseases. While my father's stem cell transplant from a donor did not cure his cancer, it gave him another precious year to be with us + we couldn't be more thankful.

Find out more about donating here.



I miss you dad. I'll love you forever. You will always be our Jamdula bonehead.

77 comments:

  1. LOVE your blog & deeply sorry for your your loss...
    I also lost my father to cancer in 2005 and every day I still think of the little things that I miss that are more priceless now in my memory.

    ((BIG hugs)) & much <3 & sincere prayers to you and your family.

    wendy
    www.scrapnspire.blogspot.com

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  2. I've been too depressed to come to this site since my beloved husband was diagnosed with cancer (again). He's had a few good days, so I thought I would stop by and read about love. Damn. I f.ing hate cancer.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my sincere thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your father :( im sure he was a great man. Take care and God bless! My grandma passed away just saturday too.

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  5. Oh, take your time. Sorry to hear about your loss. I hope there's a day when cancer is just a zodiac sign. Big hugs to you and your familY.

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  6. IAM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. A BIG SMILE FOR YOU ANG YOUR FAMILY. TAKE CARE

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  7. I am so sorry to hear, condolences to you and your family. May find peace somewhere in the madness of this difficult time. Will be thinking of you, and may your dad find his place in heaven where he can watch down on you and be proud.

    Much love!

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  8. Sorry for your loss.

    A big hug for you and your family.

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  9. My deepest condolences to you and your family.Allow God to be a comforter in this time.Be strong and take courage to know he is in a better place and he isn't suffering anymore.
    Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Love shavonne

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear that.
    <3
    Take care

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  11. Sending my condolences to you and your family! :(

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  12. I'm so so sorry! My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Take care <3

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  13. My father passed away 18 years ago today, not a day goes by that I haven't thought about him. He was too young, 54 to be taken by the "c" word. Cancer is not nice at all. I found blogging really helped me though it, I was also 3 months prego with my first at this time.

    Love you forever DAD. Happy All Saints Day

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  14. This really moved me this morning, i am on the phone right now updating my info. sorry for your loss. there are no words to take the pain, but i hope others read this and are moved to sign up.

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  15. My dad battled cancer twice as well, but 15 years later he is still alive and well. Its a terrible awful disease that takes the lives of so many. May your dad be your guardian angel forever now & he be at peace.

    xoxoxoxo

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  16. My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family love and peace during this trying time. Truly sending you hugs and love from New Jersey. xoxo

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. Can't even imagine how you're feeling. Take care of yourself, and take all the time that you might need.

    And may your father rest in peace.

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  18. My thoughts are with you & your family xx

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  19. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your Family. <3 May you find comfort

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  20. Lots of love darling. Prayers coming your way. xo

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  21. Be strong.
    with u with whole my heart..

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  22. I am so incredibly sorry to read about your loss. Your blog has been a tremendous source of inspiration, love, and courage for the past year for me, I only hope you find strength in all of it too. My thoughts are with you.

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  23. I am terribly sorry to here about your loss. your blog is so inspirational and although the focus can be on romantic love, the love of family is always the strongest force in life. I hope the love from ur other family members will cure some of the heartbreak at such a difficult time as this.

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  24. Stay strong my friend, everything is gonna be alright. You are doing a great job with organizing this donation. Peace.

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  25. My deepest condolences to you are your family. Your father must have been a truly amazing man to have produced a daughter as incredible as you.

    May he be in our hearts, RIP

    Hannah

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  26. Nothing we say can make it better, but I wish you and your family the strength to go through this awful loss!

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  27. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Anh

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  28. A big kiss from Portugal!
    Be strong!

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  29. Hope you're holding up just fine. God bless you and I know your father is smiling down from somewhere green and quiet. :)

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  30. I don't know what to say, really, because "I am sorry" is too overrated for losses like yours :( It is awful to lose a father, especially a good one, and I just hope you find strength and happiness even after a big heartbreak.

    + I do pray they find cure for cancer soon. So we won't have to say goodbye to people we love.

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  31. Just a beautiful blog. thanks for all the stuff and writing dear.

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  32. I'm so sorry for your loss. My father passed away two years ago because of the stupid cancer, but I find it helping to think about him smiling at me from heaven, proud of the person I am and me moving on with my life while honoring him. <3

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  33. I ve also lost my father years ago.I know how it is like. Stay strong and be with your family. A big hug.

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  34. I send you a hug.
    LKMG

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  35. I know how you feel, been through the same.
    Stay strong girl..

    lots of love from a very big fan x

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  36. I am so sorry. Been a reader of your blog for years and never commented. my father had leukemia so I have some idea what you are going through.

    your father is always with you. stay strong, love.

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  37. So sorry about your loss darling, my prayer goes to u n ur family. Absolutely love ur blog xxxx

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  38. Oh honey, I am so sorry for your loss. I've experienced this terrible pain 11 years ago. My father also had cancer & we had no idea until the day he died. I still think about him all the time & it feels like he just went for a walk when I visit my mom. The worst pain will not last.
    Thank you for a great blog.

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  39. I'm so absolutely sorry..I'm sure you can't even explain the pain you have inside. Just appreciate all the years that you did have him and hold those memories close to your heart. He will forever be with you i promise. I hope things get better. May he rest in peace.

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  40. I'm so sorry for your loss! I've been through the same, stay strong and positive!

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  41. I come to your blog everyday and I feel so good after. So today is my turn to make feel a lttle bit better. I know that is hard to imagine your life without him so I leave you this prayer that helps me a lot when I loose someone I love.

    "Death is nothing. I just went to the next room. I am I, you are you, what we were to each other, we will always be. Call me like you always called me. Speak to me as you always did. Don't use a different tone, don't be solemn or sad. Continue to laugh at what we did together. Pray, laugh, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be spoken at home as he always was, without emphasis, without a shadow of traction. Life means all that it ever meant, and what it always was! The wire isn't cut! Why will I be out of your thoughts simply because I am out of sight? I wait for you. I will not be far away, just across the way, in the next room."

    It's a portuguese prayer so maybe some expressions are not easy to understand but I hope it helps...

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  42. my deepest regrets, sorry for your loss.

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  43. May you realise soon that his love is never lost
    he is here with you, right there
    feel his presence and cry
    cry out the tears of love
    never forget the tears of joy

    he is still with you
    He loves you

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  44. This blog has helped so many people to relief from pain and share love... I don't know you, but I sincerely wish you lots of love and peace in your heart. Your dad will always be alive for you're a part of him. All the best for you and your family, may God give you and your beloved ones confort and peace of mind.

    Big hug from Brazil

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  45. Stay Strong! I am sure that your Dad is already in the skies staring at you, smiling and being proud of what you became. He litteraly telling to Saint Peter, look look there is my little girl, she came up with an idea of making a blog that only talks about love, and the blog that she created manage to blessed an help so many persons around the world!!
    And after all that your blog have done to me, now it´s your time to encourage you. So whip your teardrops and Smile.
    Smile though your heart is aching
    Smile even though it's breaking.
    When there are clouds in the sky
    you'll get by.

    If you smile through your pain and sorrow
    Smile and maybe tomorrow
    You'll see the sun come shining through
    For you.

    Light up your face with gladness,
    Hide every trace of sadness.
    Although a tear may be ever so near
    That's the time you must keep on trying
    Smile, what's the use of crying.
    You'll find that life is still worthwhile-
    If you just smile.
    Gob bless you

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  46. My condolences to you, I know your Dad was and is very proud of you. Sending love and hugs your way.

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  47. So sorry for your loss. Nobody deserves to feel that kind of pain, but with all the love you are putting out there in the world it'll come back to you. It hurts now, but in a while you'll feel the sweetness of the good times, and when you think of him you'll feel love before pain. Stay strong.

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  48. Very sorry to hear the loss. Love your blog, stay strong.

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  49. Most sincere condolences for losing a parent!
    My thoughts are with you.

    mm

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  50. I am so sorry for your loss. As a biomedical researcher, we always fight to obtain answer and find the cures, we never give up.

    Stay strong.

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  51. I'm so sorry for your loss, take care of you and your family. Hugs from sweden!

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  52. Take care and share the love with your family. All my thoughts!

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  53. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  54. I am so sorry for your loss!!!!!!Stay Strong!!My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  55. I really feel sorry for your loss. My thoughts and my prayers are with you and with your family now. I know your dad is in the good hands of the lord.

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  56. May your dad rest in peace. Poor man. I am so sorry. Happy that you got to spend an extra year together. So sorry again x

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  57. I do not know you, but I'm with you...

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  58. we have the desease with them. we all lose the hair, feel week and harmless. it's been on and off in my family.
    last xmas my grandma told me that we have to forgive everything in life. that was the secret for her 91 happy years. this was the last day we spoke. she had cancer too.
    i really wish you forgive it all and breathe life as much as you can.
    <3 love

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  59. sorry for your loss <3

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  60. Condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

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  63. I'm sorry for your loss dear. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  64. I'm sorry for your loss.

    I love your blog, hope it keeps you going :)

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  65. I'm really, really sorry for your loss... May he rest in peace and I really do hope you and your family stay strong.
    Me and all of your readers prayers go to you...

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  67. My thoughts are with you and your family xxxxxxxxxx all my love xx

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  68. I´m so sorry for your loss. May God bless you & your family and may he rest in peace. xxxo

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  69. I love your blog. And i thought, let's take a look again, it's been a while. And than I've read your message. and it made me cry. Because I know that one day your story will be mine. my father has cancer too.. and it's bad.. So I understand how hard it is to see him ill and realize he won't be there forever.. But I've also realized that life is so precious, and you have to enjoy every moment of it. I enjoy the little things, and every time I see him, I realize that I'm not ready to say goodbye. And I'll never be. But I'm thankful, thankful for everything he did for me. He gave me a wonderful life and so much possibilities. He's the most beautiful person in the world. I'm so sorry for your loss. Be strong, you can handle it. all my love. xxx

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  70. So sorry for your loss. I really wish you and your family the best - you're the greatest.

    Hugs, Lena

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  71. I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my fosterdad and biological mom last year, so I get what you're going through right now. Hugs, hugs, hugs!

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  72. I'm so sorry about your loss. I've been a reader of your blog for months and no one deserves this, you sure hell did not. Stay strong, girl. xx

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