I’m sorry to have been absent, and to continue to be absent. My father passed away early this week, and we are very sad.

If you want to know more about my dad, you can read this post:
My heart belongs to Daddy

24 comments to Gone

  • Kate, I am so so very sorry. I loved the post you linked to. I love that those words were said. Thinking of you.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Take good care of yourself and your family, and I’ll look forward to your return to the blogosphere.

  • I am so sorry…..I talked to my Dad on the phone everyday till he passed about 6 years ago. still miss him alot. Blessings to you and your family.

  • What a terrible loss, but as you described him in the previous post, there’s no doubt he’s in a better place, waiting someday to share a bucket of popcorn and a movie with you. My thoughts are with you.


  • Ginny

    I am so, so sorry. Prayers.

  • Oh Kate, that is so sad. Take all the time and space that you need. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts. Hugs.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself.

  • Kate, just wanted to send my thoughts of love to you and your family. You and your dad were so blessed to be in each other’s lives and what a nice post about him. I know you will have a part of his life in yours always. Cath-

  • My deepest sympathy for you loss. You and your loved ones are in my prayers.

  • Mary

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. I just read the post of him and see that you have many loving memories of him. I’m sending healing thoughts to you and your family. Mary

  • foodgeeklee

    My deepest sympathy on your loss – As a “proclaimed daddy’s girl” I can sense your pain. Remember how lucky you are to have had this love in your life – its like no other! It lasts forever. May your faith and memories carry you through to healing..

  • Awash in tears for you – we are never ready. Some people give so much love that they never truly leave us.

  • I’m so sorry. Thinking of you and your family.

  • Jen Wilson

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Barbara

    When my dad died, this gave me comfort – hopefully, it will do the same for you..

    I am standing upon the seashore.
    A ship at my side spreads her white
    sails in the morning breeze and starts
    for the blue ocean.

    She is an object of beauty and strength
    and I stand and watch her until at
    length she is only a ribbon or white
    cloud, just where the sea and sky
    come to mingle with each other.
    Then someone at my side says: “There!
    She’s gone”! Gone where? Gone from
    my sight – that is all.
    She is just as large in mast and hull and
    spar as she was when she was at my
    side, just as able to bear her load of
    living freight – to the place of destination
    Her diminished size is in me, not in
    her; and just at the moment when
    someone at my side says “There!
    She’s gone.” there are other voices
    ready to take up the glad shout: “Look!
    Here she comes”!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time.

  • Heather

    I’m so sorry. It’s so hard for we princesses to lose our Dads. After all, at least for me, it was only in my Daddy’s eyes that I truly felt like a princess.

    I loved reading about your Dad. He sounds lovely, loved and loving.

  • I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts. xo

  • Kate I am so sorry to hear the sad news. You tribute to him is wonderful, and you’ll always have the comfort of that. GREG

  • Oh dear,

    Your dad sounds like a great guy…

    I’m so so sorry. What is it, I just visited another blog I read and her dad had just passed away.

    I lost my sweet mom last year to Alzheimer’s…

    I miss her so much

  • I’m not sure if I’ve ever commented before, but I’ve been reading your site a long time. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • Oh Kate. I’m so sorry. I am very close to my father and dread the day that I get bad news. It sounds like he was a wonderful man. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • kim

    Kate, I am so very sorry for your loss. It doesn’t seem to matter how old we are, or how old our parents are when they pass, it is always a very difficult time.

    My mom has been gone for 9 years and now I enjoy all of the great memories and talk about her with great joy and even humor (still a little misty eyed)….but greatful for all the time we did have together.

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

  • Susan

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother too soon as well. My heart goes out to you. Take good care.

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