Gone After -- Curried Chicken Pan Roast 2011 Foodie Resolutions and Hot Milk Punch 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 Kiss the Cook January 6, 2011 Kate, I am so so very sorry. I loved the post you linked to. I love that those words were said. Thinking of you. The Rowdy Chowgirl January 6, 2011 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. Debi January 6, 2011 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. debi heather January 6, 2011 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. *Heather* Ginny January 6, 2011 I am so, so sorry. Prayers. Phoo-d January 6, 2011 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. Erin January 6, 2011 So very sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself. Cathy/ShowFoodChef January 6, 2011 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- Annie-ButteryBooks January 6, 2011 My deepest sympathy for you loss. You and your loved ones are in my prayers. Mary January 7, 2011 Kate, 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 January 7, 2011 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.. Liz the Chef January 7, 2011 Awash in tears for you – we are never ready. Some people give so much love that they never truly leave us. Jenny January 7, 2011 I’m so sorry. Thinking of you and your family. Jen Wilson January 7, 2011 I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara January 7, 2011 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”! Amanda January 7, 2011 I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time. Heather January 8, 2011 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. Allison [Haute Box] January 9, 2011 I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts. xo sippitysup January 10, 2011 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 Rocky Mountain Woman January 12, 2011 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 Life of a Doctor's Wife January 15, 2011 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. Dana January 17, 2011 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 January 19, 2011 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 January 19, 2011 I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother too soon as well. My heart goes out to you. Take good care.