Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Celebration of Life..

Dad and Mum
Together again

Everything sorted now. No funeral, Dad left his remains to The Anatomy Dept at Manchester University for research. Instead we're having a huge party to celebrate his life, on what would have been his 87th birthday in November. He would have loved that.

Thankyou all so much for your kind messages, I really appreciate them all.   We are going away this weekend for a few days, something that was planned months ago and I know my Dad would want us to carry on - he was always saying 'Life Goes On' and indeed it does.   Eventually the pain will ease I know and the love my Dad gave us will never die, he will always be with us.  

I will be back blogging soon I hope.


Anonymous said...

A Celebration of life is so appropriate. He's going to be smiling. Have a good trip. Be strong and carry the memories.

Me Ke Aloha

Ron said...

"Instead we're having a huge party to celebrate his life, on what would have been his 87th birthday in November. He would have loved that."

Oh, that's wonderful!

"Eventually the pain will ease I know and the love my Dad gave us will never die, he will always be with us."

You're so right, m'dear. He will always be with you.

Have a great time on your trip! Looking forward to hearing all about it. Can't wait until you're back blogging again. You've been greatly missed.

((((( You )))))


tony said...

In A Strange Way , Times Such As These Help Is See Clearly.We Feel What Is Truly Important In Life. Your Dad's Love Shines Through Your Words.
Love From Tony.

Daryl said...

Celebrate his life certainly that is a fitting thing to do and on his birthday .. perfect! He'll be with you always in your heart and in memories to share with your grands

Akelamalu said...

He will be smiling for sure Thom, thankyou. x

Thankyou for you kind words Ron, they mean a lot to me. I'll be back. x

Oh you're so right Tony x

The grands are too young to really understand what has happened Daryl but we'll make sure they remember 'Big Granddad'.

MorningAJ said...

A girl never forgets her dad.
Take care.

G-Man said...

Pearlie Mae...
You were so lucky to have your Pop for so long.
May your Daddy and Mum enjoy Eternity now.
Much Love...G

A Lady's Life said...

Well he lived a full life and it should be celebrated. That was very brave and selfless of him to donate his body to science.
But it is still hard to say good bye.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i truly think that is a wonderful plan!

hugs, bee

CrystalChick said...

That's quite nice that your dad wanted to donate his body for research.
A celebration to honor and remember his life is a wonderful thing.
That's a lovely photo of your parents, I'm sure they are together now.
Hope you can find some enjoyable moments this weekend even though your heart is heavy with sadness.


Cloudia said...

You dad's love was so strong, that it blesses us your friends through you.

Take your time - we will celebrate your return to us in your time.

Fond Aloha from Honolulu;

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Beach Bum said...

We all will be thinking of you and your family. Come back soon!

Valerie said...

Your Dad made a wonderful gesture to donate his body to medical research and the party is a splendid way to celebrate his life. Hugs from me.

Akelamalu said...

That is SO true AJ. x

We were indeed lucky G-man. Thanks for your kind words m'deario. x

It's very hard to say goodbye but you're rightLady's Life he did live a full and happy life. x

I do too Bee x

I think my Dad will be with me every step of the way and urging me to enjoy our little trip Crystal Chick x

Thankyou Cloudia xx

I appreciate that Beach x

Your hugs are very welcome Valerie, thankyou. xx

Finding Pam said...

Have a wonderful trip. I know the celebration of your Dad's life will be fantastic. I love that he donated his body for study.

A beautiful post about your Dad.

Travis Cody said...

What a generous thing for your dad to do. And I like the idea of a life celebration. It sounds like your dad had a great run.

secret agent woman said...

I read this and the last.. I'm sorry for your loss and hope the celebration of your father's life brings healing.

Flowerpot said...

A very difficult time and I do so feel for you. Hugs xxx

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Pam x

He did Trav, he did. x

Thanks SAW xx

Shrinky said...

What a beautiful way to bid goodbye, it says a lot as to the lovely man he must have been. I am so sorry for your loss, hon, sometimes it really sucks getting older (hugs).

Enjoy your well earned break, I'll be thinking of you.

Julia Smith said...

I love what Cloudia said:

You dad's love was so strong, that it blesses us your friends through you.

Keep your eyes out - he and your mom may be trying to let you know they're okay.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tributes. Obviously one of life's inspirations.

Hope you are well.
K xx

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Shrinky,Julia and Kathryn xxx

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Flowerpot, I didn't see your message there when I posted my thanks. xx

Deb said...

Hello Dear Blogging Friend ~

Sending loving thoughts, strength, permission to grieve and hugs your way.

A wise woman once wrote ~ "One's life is never in vain, no matter how short, if people remember you"

Your Dad will always be with you. xo

cheshire wife said...

A girl's first love is always her father and nothing can replace him but sadly we have to learn to live without him. He would not want you to be sad. I am sure that he would approve of the party.

Gledwood said...

I want to leave my remains to medical science too. Some people have said I may not be able to because of the risk of hepatitis C but I have tested negative for that twice I would FAR rather have some medical student learn perhaps more from me in death than I ever learned in life (well, in a way) than just be wasted I looked into getting all the documentation done a few years ago and was so inundated by details and so addicted to you know what nothing ever got done but it's definitely on my to do list PROPERLY. I do not want to be cremated if I can avoid it and there's no room for burial anywhere in London!

Jeff B said...

Sending prayers of comfort heading your way.

Dianne said...

I am sending you more hugs than you can count

the party in November is an amazing idea
I so admire your Dad for being selfless to the very end of his time here

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Deb, especially for reminding me of my own words. xxxx

You're right Cheshire Wife, thankyou. x

That's a good thing to do Gleds x

Thankyou Jeff I appreciate that. xx

I'm grateful for your hugs Dianne, thankyou. xxxx

Lorraine said...

Your parents looked so happy and lovely in their wedding photo. and look how nothing changed over all those years. The other photograph of them together is just as happy and they looked as happy them as they were all those years before.
My love to you Pearl. Words will not help you but I wish you peace and comfort in your precious memories. xxxxxxxx

Gledwood said...

Thank you for the info I am definitely interested in donating my body and always have been!

Maggie May said...

I'm sure they'll always be with you, as my parents are with me in my heart.
Hoping you enjoy your weekend away, knowing that your dad would have wanted you to go.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Mimi Lenox said...

If I knew how to send Reiki to you, I would. So instead I'll send prayers and hugs and love.

Daddy knew his girl was full of life and living. You were absolutely right to give a celebration.

Give yourself the time and space you need.

Much love to you,

Akelamalu said...

They were totally in love Lorraine to the day my Mum died in 1988 after 40 years of marriage and my Dad missed her every day since. Thanks for your kind words I appreciate them. x

Glad to be of help Gleds x

Yes I know they will always be with me Maggie, thankyou. xx

Your prayers, hugs and love mean a lot to me Mimi, thankyou. xx