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Well, my Dad passed away last February.
I don’t feel like I didn’t spend enough time with him, although I would have loved to have had many more years.
We took him to the hospital, and basically we were told there wasn’t much time left. Given the choice, Dad was ready to go home. So he passed at home, and his 4 children spent most of the last few days with him, holding his hand and telling him how much we loved him. I spent a few nights on an air mattress next to his bed. On the first night, he called to my mother several times, “Jaqueline… Jacky…”, which was sweet (although admittedly creepy). My mon died 13 years ago.
He really was the best person I have ever known. When my wife went to see him, from his death bed he made a point of asking how her father was doing. That’s just one example of what a great guy he was.
I miss him terribly, and I think about him often. I spent a lot of time with him, and consider this goal met.