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July 15, 2010


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Maureen, I am so sorry. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Oh, Maureen. I am so sorry for your loss.

Maureen, I'm so sorry for your loss. I had tears in my eyes at the first paragraph. We'll be here when you get back.

Maureen, I remember this post well, it's one of my favorites, and I'm crying for you now. You have my condolences and my prayers.

Thic post says so much about who your father was.. my heart goes out to you as you say goodbye.

So sorry for your loss. This post truly represents a truly beautiful memory of your father.

I'm so sorry Maureen for the loss of your dad. No words can express. But I hope you find comfort in knowing we all are sending you hugs.


Thanks for re-running the story abo9ut your dad too. It was one of my favorites.

I am so very sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry for your loss, Maureen. Thanks for reposting the story of your dad and flashlights, very touching. Hugs to you, and safe travels.

Words just don't cut it at a time like this Maureen. I'm just sending you a big hug......



I'm hugging you here in El Paso.

I sorry to hear about your loss.It is very hard to lose a parent. Take care and big hugs.

Makes me cry. I'm so so awfully sorry.

Maureen I'm so sorry. This was a lovely tribute. Exactly the type of dad I wish I'd had growing up. My thoughts are with you and your family.

M, my thoughts are with you. Thanks for reposting this, especially with that photo. When we're little our parents seem so big, so strong, so OLD. It's one of the blessings of adulthood that we are able look at our parents in shots like these and realize how young they were--and yet still so dependable and comforting. (In that photo, your dad looks younger than either of us now...isn't that amazing?). Take care of yourself; your mom is so lucky to have you there with her.

Oh Maureen... I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

What a beautiful memory and a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry for this loss, Maureen. I'll be thinking of you this week especially.

First of all, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words, so I won't try. However, this is what father's should be made of. I am so not a crier, but I am close to tears. I did not have a father like this, I had a father when he was at home would wreak havoc. Every person deserves a father with a flashlight. I am so glad you had yours. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

So sorry Maureen. There really are no words other than to say my heart is with you.
xo jj

How awful! My heart goes out to you. I hope your family is all there for you and you for them. Your poor mother...sigh..


That was a wonderful story of your dad and for your dad.

Hugs and my condolences for such a deeply felt loss. I loved the picture and the post. It makes me even more aware of life's brevity and sweet moments that parents can bring to their children. Now whenever I see a flashlight used in this way I will think of your honoring post! Another hug...

My thoughts are with you. The loss is never easy but the memories of your father will help to sustain you.

I'm so sorry about your loss.

And I love that story about the flashlight. My grandparents always had flashlights, and gave us one by our bedside too. There is no darkness when you have a ray of light, no matter how big you get.

What a sweet tribute to your dad. You must be devastated. I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you, Maureen. ((you))

I am so sorry Maureen, be good to yourself. It's so easy to get overwhelmed and over tired, I know from experience. {{{{}}}}}} Great tribute BTW, your dad sounds like a wonderful man.

I am sorry for your loss, Maureen. You are very much in my thoughts.

We are fortunate when we have loving parents, and to have them for as long as we can.

Oh, I'm so sorry! How wonderful that your dad was able to see this tribute to him when you initially wrote it. Big hugs!

I am so sorry to hear this! {{{{hugs}}}} This is such a loving memory of your dad. Small things like this will stay with us forever. Your dad's spirits live through the stories you tell about him also. {{{more hugs}}}

You have my deepest sympathy Maureen.
Ar dheis de go raibh a anam.

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. You and your family are in my prayers. God be with you.

This was a lovely tribute to an obviously wonderful father.

Dear sweet soul sister, I am so sorry for your loss. And your beautiful tribute has me boo-hooing here. What a wonderful man. What a wonderful daughter. You are in my thoughts, heart and prayers. xoxoxox

Maureen, I'm so sorry and I'm doubly sorry that I haven't read this till now. And what an amazing story about love, really, and a flashlight, and how a father can make us feel safe just knowing he'll be by. My thoughts are with you.

I'm so sorry to hear about this Maureen. Truly sorry. I wish my words were more to match the tremendous sorrow you must be feeling. Just know my heart goes out to you.

My heart pains for you, Maureen. This was a beautiful tribute. And the picture chokes me up, honestly.

I'm very, very, sorry for your loss and send any comfort possible your way.

Maureen, I am so very sorry for you loss of your father. How wonderful that you had this post to share your love for him.

Oh dear, Maureen... I know words can't begin to help with what you are feeling. My thoughts are with you and I'm sending you the biggest hugs I can squeeze through the interwebs.

Oh Maureen, I'm SO sorry! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I too have lost my dad, and know something of what you're going through. And I also had a daddy with a flashlight! I remember the feeling of safety and love every time I'd see his little light bouncing into my room to check on me. A lovely post. Please take some time for yourself if you can. XO.

Words don't help very much but we try to offer what we can.

I'm hoping you can keep his flashlight.

Really this part of life just sucks.

My thoughts are with you.

Wonderful story.

Oh, Maureen, I am so sorry for your loss. Your tribute to your dad is beautiful! I am glad you have such wonderful, warm memories of him--he sounds like a terrific man.

Oh, Maureen! I'm so sorry. I feel certain, wherever your dad is, he will always be looking in on you and guiding your way with his light. I'm wishing you peace, friend.

Oh Maureen! I'm so sorry. Hugs coming your way honey. Xo

Maureen, I am so so sorry for your loss. I have been away at a conference and am just getting around the internet. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

beautiful, beautiful post.

I'm sorry for your loss. We'll catch up soon!

I'm sure this must be so difficult. I too am so sorry for your loss. your post is heartbreakingly beautiful... you are so lucky to have had such a caring father.

Maureen, my thoughts are with you. What a lovely tribute to your dad. Flashlight, light, feeling safe, you will ALWAYS have these. Thanks for sharing your dad with us. I know I will never look at a flashlight in the same way because of you and your father. Take care.

Maureen, my heart goes out to you and I'm so sorry for you loss. What a sweet, sweet way to honor your father's memory with this story. What a treasure to have such great memories. My mom has been gone for 6 1/2 hrs and my wonderful memories of her still comfort me.

Love and Hugs,

Maureen, so many of us understand. Your dad will always be around for you and I'm betting that one night you'll dream that flashlight is playing around the room again, letting you know that your dad is watching out for you and all is well.
Big virtual hug.

so moving. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Oh, Maureen! OhMyGod.

I SAW the title of this post on my Google homepage and thought it was a repeat because you were probably busy...and I remembered this lovely post.

I'd no idea till just now.

Honey, I am so very, very sorry. If there's anything I can do (besides prayers for you and your family) please let me know.

I'm thinking of you...and if you need to talk, I'm only a phone call away.


I'm very late to tell you: I am thinking of you.

I loved this post (the flashlight) and...


Good thoughts.

Such a great post. I'm glad you shared it again.

I'm sorry that you lost your dad.

So very sorry for your loss, Maureen.

Maureen I haven't checked your blog in awhile and I'm so sorry to just learn of your dad's passing. What a wonderful story you wrote about him,just wonderful.
All my best to you.

Thinking of you and your family Maureen.

Oh, dear. I keep checking in to see if you're back. I'm thinking of you; sorry and sad for you. Happy too, that you have such a good memory.

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