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Thursday, January 20, 2005

GOODBYE, DAD.

This section will be for anyone's comments about the life and death of my father, ROBERT TALMAGE KIRKLAND. Feel free to expound...he was worth it.

Keep the faith, bros, and in all things courage.

10 comments:

Steve B said...

Sounds like a helluva guy. I lost my dad about three years ago. He was just shy of 60. Luckily he got to get to know his grandkids, but only for a couple of years.

You learn to sort of "get past it" to function, but every once in a while I miss him so bad it feels like I've been hit in the gut. I don't suppose you every truly "get over" losing someone like that. Time just helps takes the sharp edges off the pain.

Keep the faith, and definitely in this, courage.

AMERICA'S WAR CHICK said...

Thanks, darlin'. Logically I know you are right. But when you are in the depths of the pain, all you know is you want it to end. Too bad there's not a pill to just take it all away, isn't it? But then, it's a growing experience, and in our weakness we'd take the easy way.

Thanks again...it's been much harder than I anticipated.

inmemoryofpeggy said...

I realize that I am a couple of months late with condolences. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. I recently lost my mother to cancer when she was just 44 yrs. old. I want to share the hope and peace that the Lord provided for me and my family during the most difficult days of our lives. Before my mom died the pain we felt as we watched her slip away was incomprehensible. We looked ahead to our future without our mother and felt hopeless, like nothing would ever be the same. But, the moment she died we appealed to the Grace of God, and just like the Bible promises, it came "right on time." It has been 3 weeks since that moment and I am completly amazed at the presense of the Holy Spirit we feel every single minute. I would be lying if I said that it has been easy. The Lord never promised that life was easy or fair. But, He did promise to give us the strength and comfort we will need to get us through the difficult times we face. I realize that there will be difficult times ahead, but my faith is in Jesus trusting that He will see me through. Please know that there is always hope and grace available, all we have to do is ask. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you during this time.

AMERICA'S WAR CHICK said...

Your words mean a great deal to me. I always knew it would be a difficult thing to lose my parents, but it's like the pain of labor; you know it's going to be bad, but you honestly have no concept of it until you've been through it. I have found that the shared memories and pain of those who have been through it is very helpful. Thank you.

pappy said...

Let me offer you my condolences.
My own fathers passing was extremliy painfull for me. He was a vet. WWII (North Africa, Italy, and France) and then Korea. He was my hero and a hero to my grandsons.
We keep his memory alive with pictures and stories that we love tell. No you never get over it, and it will always hurt, but the memories just get sweeter. Peace be with both thier souls

AMERICA'S WAR CHICK said...

Pappy, thank you so much. It's ben six months and it gets harder. He died very disappointed in me because I continue to write without making a dime yet. That hurts most of all, but your words help a great deal...thank you for that. I won't forget it.

Love, Resa

Doug said...

He died very disappointed in me because I continue to write without making a dime yet. That hurts most of all

The compliment here for you Resa is in that your dad thought your work was worthy of making a living. He was no doubt proud of you and your writing and couldn't understand why it wasn't receiving the value it deserved. You'll get there, and your dad will see it.

AMERICA'S WAR CHICK said...

Ah Doug...you're always good for what ails me. Thank you so much. I hope you're right...I miss him.

Alnot said...

I did not know your dad and I only know you from your writing but from what I have seen he must have been a lot like my father-in-law. He was a WWII vet and I miss him too. Glad to still be with his favorite daughter. I like your un PC-ness. I found you through your latest article posted at the Absurd Report and your writing and knowlege is impressive. You are so right about our seeming national suicide death wish. Tell it like it is because willful ignorance is all too pervasive.

AMERICA'S WAR CHICK said...

Thank you, Alnot. It has been much harder than I ever would have thought. He raised me right: to despise PC. He felt its hypocritical bite in his job for the federal government. Did you ever think you'd live to see the day when they'd call "right" wrong and "wrong" right?