Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Moda Blockheads Week #12

I write this post with a heavy heart. After going to the Dr. for a presumed stomach virus just a week ago, my Dad passed away yesterday. Tests revealed a large cancerous mass in his stomach had spread. We had no clue. By the next day, his kidneys and other organs were affected and the diagnosis was grim. Hospice was helpful in making the transition home. Dad visibly relaxed, tucked into his own comfy bed. My siblings and I gathered to care for Dad and support my Mom through this difficult time. Within 24 hours, he was gone. What a blessing that his suffering was short and he died knowing he was surrounded by love.

He was my mentor, confidant and biggest supporter of KTQ. His shining examples of character, work ethic and honesty in business and life will live on within me and my family forever. He will be missed. I love you, Dad.

Thanks to everyone who have sent messages of condolence. Quilters are the best in good times and bad. Your support is appreciated.


Please visit the other designers blogs for information on this week's block. I'll see you all again next Wednesday. 

Betsy -  http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Lisa B -  https://lisabongean.com/
Jan -  http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Jo -  http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Carrie -  http://blog.modafabrics.com/





72 comments:

  1. Lynne- please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. There are never words that can be said that make a loss such as this any easier, but I do hope you find comfort in each other and your memories. ❤️

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss, no one can ever make the pain go away completely but I know that it does lessen as time goes on. I lost my dad 3-1/2 years ago, and it is still hard at times, but oh the good times we have when my sister, brothers, and I talk about all of our wonderful memories. You and your family are in my prayers, with a special prayer for your mom. My heart aches for her as I remember the pain and sadness that my dad felt after my mom passed.

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  3. So very sorry for your loss! Sending T&P's to you and your family. ((hugs))

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  4. My condolences, Lynne. My Dad passed in December after just a week on hospice, so I feel like I can relate in some measure.
    Sounds like you also had a great Dad and will miss him terribly. It is such a good thing to have the support of family and friends at times like this.

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  5. I am so sorry for your deep and painful loss.

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  6. So sorry for your loss.. lifting you and your family in prayer.

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  7. I am sorry to read of your Dad's passing. May all your good memories bring you comfort.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May your many happy memories carry you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Linda Hoff

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. Lots of hugs for you and your family.

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  10. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.
    Pauline

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  11. Praying for you and your family. I am thankful to the Lord for not letting him suffer. Love to you.

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  12. My heart aches for you and your family with this loss. While words are small comfort at a time like this, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Colleen Coffman

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  13. What lovely words to remember your dad by. He was well loved by his family. So sorry that you lost him .

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  14. So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Prayers to you and your family and may you find peace and comfort in your memories. Pat Foglesong

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  15. So sorry to hear about your Dad and so sudden but glad he did not suffer from the cancer as I have seen several times with family members.......it is so cruel..... hugs......hugs..

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  16. Prayers for you and your family. Liz Wallace

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  17. A blockhead friend Carol OMay 24, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    So sorry to read about your Dad! It sounds like you had a special dad amd a beautiful relationship! You have been blessed. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    A blockhead friend. Carol O

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  18. So sorry for your loss! It's hard to lose a parent no matter how old we are, prayers to you and your family.

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  19. So sorry to hear about your Dad! And so thankful his family was with him. May God strengthen you and your family at this time.

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  20. May the love of God give your family strength to deal with the loss of your beloved father.

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  21. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Charlotte

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  23. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

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  24. May God give you and your family comfort and peace at this time of great loss.

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  25. I'm so very sorry. At least your Dad was were he wanted to be, with those he loved and who loved him. There is no consolation for losing a loved one so quickly, but time gives us wisdom and eventually the good memories will supersede those of the last week and you'll all be able to remember your Dad with love, joy and laughter

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  26. So sorry for your loss. But his time of suffering was short. I lost both my parents on memorial day weekend two years apart. It's not easy, but the memories of a life well lived help. Blessing to you and your family.

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  28. Lynne, Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I lost my husband suddenly and it takes a long time to grieve. Gods blessings to you and your family.
    Dolores

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  29. I'm sorry for your loss, and very grateful for how your father spent his final days. Remember those days with love and joy. Similar experience with my mother. I count those final days as some of the best in my life. Peace be with you.

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  30. Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss.

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  31. I'm am so sorry for you loss. May God wrap his arms around you with comfort.

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  32. My heart and prayers are with you and your family today.

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  33. So sorry Lynn. Our best to you and your family

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  34. Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad will always be with you in the things he taught you. Keep the memories of good times in your thoughts. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  35. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

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  36. Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thankful that your father didn't suffer long and that you and your family were able to be with him to care for him and say your goodbyes. That is indeed a blessing that many don't have. It sounds as though he left a great legacy behind. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

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  37. My condolences Lynn to you and your loved ones with the passing of your father. Take care!

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  38. It must have been a huge shock to have all that happen so quickly--I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  39. oh honey, I am so sorry. Sending hugs

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  40. Lynne, Having met your dad in the past, I know he was so proud of you. Thinking of you and your family during this time

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  41. I am so sorry for your loss. Dads are such special people, especially to daughters. To know that he supported your work will always be a blessing to you. Keep close to your mom during the next few months as she transitions to a new phase in her life. My prayers for your family's strength.

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  42. Sending deepest sympathy and prayers at this time of loss. The memories you shared will be with you and will help heal the hole that is left in your heart. Blessings to you and your family

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  43. Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. Dads are special people & I know you will have lots of wonderful memories of him. Sending love & prayers.

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  44. Sending you and yours my deepest sympathy. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the happy memories of your dad help you through this time of sorrow.

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  45. I am so sorry for your loss...sending prayers for you and your family.

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  46. I have now lost both my parents and know that your grief is a process. Smells, tastes, touches, hugs...will bring your memories alive. It is especially rough because you had hardly any warning. Know that prayers are with you and your family during this time.

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  47. Oh, Lynne, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's death. Hugs and prayers for your family.

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  48. So so sorry, I know words become meaningless after awhile, but know I will be thinking of you. God Bless.

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  49. Wishing you comfort - Very sorry for your loss!

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  50. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I hope you find some comfort, knowing your father was surrounded by love.

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  51. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  52. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

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  53. So siorry to here your Father passed away.

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  54. So sorry for your loss. In the past 8 years I lost both my parents and 2 siblings. I miss them dearly but know that they are with me always.
    Your Dad will be looking down on you forever.

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    1. Wow ... that is really difficult to even imagine. Kind thoughts and prayers to you. Linda

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  55. Lynn, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  56. So very difficult. I'm so sorry.

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  57. So sorry for your loss, may you find peace as you remember what a great man your father was and the joy he brought to you.

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  58. So sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family thoughts and prayers.

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  59. I am so sorry for your loss....hugs toyou and your family....

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  60. I am so sorry for your loss....hugs toyou and your family....

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  61. I am so sorry for your loss. I went through a similar situation with my Dad. It is a blessing that they didn't suffer long. Hugs

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  62. Lost my mom on Mother's Day this year. She suffered for months prior to leaving to go dance with our dad ... it was painful to watch. Condolences on your loss ... regardless of whether the illness was short or long the pain and emptiness is still great. Prayers for you and your family. Remember all the GOOD times; they help. Linda

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  63. I'm so sorry to hear about your great loss. It's especially hard to lose such a wonderful influence in your life. Double up on your quilting time to stitch up your broken heart.

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  64. Lynne, my heart breaks for your loss. I will be praying for Jesus to comfort you and your family. It's encouraging to hear you write that it was a blessing your father didn't suffer long...yes, what a blessing! God bless you all. Matthew 5:4

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  65. I am sorry to read of your Dad's passing. May all your good memories bring you comfort.

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