Death

I am a nurse in a critical care unit. I see people die all the time. I am very comfortable around death. That being said, when it is your own family member it becomes much more difficult.
My father passed away at midnight on December 6th.
I loved him. I will miss him. He was very sick for a very long time and I know now he is in a better place so I feel relieved in many ways.
I lost my brother 4 years ago at just 33 years old . That was not as easy. In fact I felt like my heart will have a huge piece missing that will never return. Life goes on. It just does. It must!
This is a poem by George Bernard Shaw that really speaks to me about death and how I want to view my own death when the time comes.
 
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die.
For the harder I work, The more I live.
I rejoice in life for it's own sake.
Life is no "brief candle" to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got to hold for a moment,
and I will make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
 
~George Bernard Shaw
 
I cannot thank you all enough for your love and support and prayers through this difficult time. I truly treasure each and every one of you and sometimes I don't know how I would make it through without my blog. My gratitude is immeasurable. THANK YOU! and God bless you!
 
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30 comments:

AmieAnn said...

Oh Hanna.. I am sooo sorry for your loss.. you will be in my heart, thoughts and prayers..
Sending you lots of hugs.

Amanda said...

Hanna I'm so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.xx

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dixie Mom said...

I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers to you.

Mindie Hilton said...

I am so sorry for your loss my friend. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you today.

PoetessWug said...

I am so sorry for your loss...both of them. :-( And even when it's expected and brings some peace that the person is no longer in pain...I know that death is still 'the enemy'. Sending good thoughts your way.

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Because His words are far beyond what I could say...

"He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others." 2 Corinthians 1:4

"The Lord is close to the broken hearted; He rescues those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

Cling to His promises. Praying for you and your family, Hanna. May the true peace and comfort, that only comes from the Lord, get you through this time.

Laura said...

Im so sorry for your loss.

Sending love.

~Laura

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Sorry for your losses. May you find peace during this difficult time.

stephanie said...

Hanna! I am SO sorry. : ( I wish I was near you so I could give you a giant hug. Praying for you and your family during this time.

lots of love.

steph

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry!

April said...

Sending love and peace to you and your family.

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Aww Hanna, I know I said this before but I am truly soo so sorry for your loss, especially during the holidays :( I'm praying for you and your family through this rough time! xoxo

Emily Baker said...

oh Girl, I'm just so sorry to hear that. Death is such a difficult thing to handle at times. My best friend of 10 years died in a tragic car accident almost three months ago. She was like my sister. I know what you're going through (to some degree.) Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jen said...

I am so very saddened to hear that. My love goes to you.

adventuresindinner said...

So very sorry for your loss. My mom suffers from Alzheimer's so I know a post like this is in my future, I hope that I am as eloquant and uplikfting as your example.

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you!

Sincerely Sara Cate said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers sent your way. May peace be with you this season.

Lindsay said...

I am lifting your family up in prayer Hanna! Your sweet dad is home with the Lord and so happy there. LOVE YOU!

Sarah AJ said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Hanna. My mom passed away two years ago, and even though we knew it was coming and I was relieved that she wasn't suffering any more, it's still hard. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so so sorry!! Even if you knew it was coming, I have no doubt how difficult it was for you and your family.
Praying for healing. xo
Emily at Amazing Grapes

...sarah. said...

There are no words. Praying for you and your family.

Rachel said...

Praying for you. Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem.

Tracy said...

So sorry to hear that. Praying for you and for all of your family that God's comfort will get you through

Yummy Mummy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Hanna. XO

Fiona said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

*~The Last Family: Nick Felicia and Rylee~* said...

I am so sorry for you loss! I am a nurse in the Emergency Department and i see death a lot as well, it never makes it any easier, or make you more prepared for loosing your family members!!

songbyrd on the mountain said...

Oh, Hanna, I'm so sorry. I have been a little behind on my blog reading so just now caught this. I lost my dad Dec, 2006 and I still miss him even though I know he is talking the ears off of someone up in Heaven :) my prayers are with you as you adjust to this.

Rose said...

Hanna I'm really sorry for you! I cannot even start to imagine how you must be feeling at this difficult time..

I do know what it is like to loose a brother though and I know it is not easy!

But I hope you have people near you who help you and support you!!! If you need someone to talk to, you can always e-mail me..sometimes it's easier to talk to strangers..

I will be thinking of you and sending you good thoughts in hopes you will get better!

xox Rose

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Char said...

Hanna, I'm so sorry for your loss. When it is family, even if the person was sick for a long time or it comes suddenly, it hurts. I too lost my father earlier this year and it still hurts. Many thoughts and prayers to you in this time. It's ok to cry WHENEVER you want!

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