as some of you may know my dad was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer last spring. he went through an arduous stint of chemotherapy and went in remission. we had hope for a few years reprieve, but sadly, it only lasted a few months: the cancer returned over the fall, invading the liver alongside the colon.
we talked, we knew. this morning my sister called, said dad had asked each of us to call to say goodbye. when I did, I could barely understand him… he's slipping away. the last thing I heard was "don't call me anymore".
it has been a long day. I've been sitting at the computer reading mail, listening to music, and for the first time all day, I began to cry when this song came on:
Sarah V's interpretation is giving me chills – I've been playing it over and over – especially the end.
goodnight dad. and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest