Tuesday, April 13, 2010

baruch dayan emes

i dont know where to begin so i will just start here. my father passed away during pesach. he had recently had surgery and even more recently came home from the hospital. he passed away on april 2, which was during pesach. his funeral was last sunday which was still pesach. we couldn't even sit shivah until after pesach. shivah ended today. i have become an expert on death during a jewish holiday which is something i never wanted to be an expert of.
previously when i went to shivah houses and would say "im so sorry for your loss" or just "im so sorry" i would feel as if i wasn't saying enough , but i did not know what more to say. well, turns out that's all someone needs to say. now i know.
the weather in my hometown in the midwest has been beautiful. the day of the funeral was a perfect spring day. it was very comforting. the cemetery looked so peaceful. it exuded rest in peace.
i have tons to write, but have not yet organized my thoughts. this will have to do for now.

5 comments:

SuperRaizy said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a parent hurts terribly.

katrina said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father. I hope that you found sitting shiva helpful, and I am sorry that you could not do it right away. I will be thinking about you. HaMakom yenachem etchem b'toch she'ar avlei Zion v'Yerushalayim.

Frayda said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Hashem should be with you in your time of sadness. Just remember that your father is with you always. He is looking out for you.

Kathrin said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss!

(I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to lose a parent, so I'm not even going to pretend I know what you're going through right now.)

frum single female said...

thank you superraizy, katrina,frayda and katherin for your condolences.