Monday, 18 March 2019

MY FATHER DIED

Last Wednesday my old father died after a one-year illness (esophageal cancer). Today was the funeral. Now we are home again. I feel deeply sad. The person who has been in my life since the very beginning is gone.


Papa, you were faithful. You fought the fight, finished the race and kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)

Vorige woensdag stierf mijn vader. Hij had slokdarmkanker. Het is een vreemde,  verdrietige (en toch goede) week geweest. Mijn vader stelde zelf zijn rouwkaart op en gaf ons deze Bijbeltekst mee: "Want deze God is onze God eeuwiglijk en altoos." Ik ben heel verdrietig maar niet als iemand die helemaal geen hoop heeft. Ik zal hem terug zien en dat bemoedigt me.

29 comments:

  1. Aritha - my heart breaks for you. I understand because I too lost my father a couple of years ago. My prayers are with you and your family dear one. Sending you a hug. May God be with you.

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  2. Dag Aritha, wat fijn dat je mag weten dat je je vader terug zult zien. Ik heb vandaag aan je gedacht.Ik denk dat het voor je vader net zo mocht zijn als voor mijn vader: maar blij vooruitzicht dat mij streelt, Ik zal ontwaakt Uw lof ontvouwen, U in gerechtigheid aanschouwen, verzadigd met Uw Goddelijk beeld. Dan kun je alleen maar blij zijn dat Hij nu bij de Heere is.en mag je hem niet terugverlangen.Maar soms dan zou je zo weer met hem willen spreken. Als hij je troostte in je verdriet, je bemoedigde als je in de put zat, je op Jezus wees als het leek of de Heere heel ver weg was. Maar de hemelse Vader wil er dan ook zijn als jij je vader mist. Dat heb ik zelf ervaren. Dat bid ik ook voor jou. Dat Hiij er voor je is nu je vader er niet meer is. Lieve groet Corrie

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  3. My condolences, Aritha. I lost my Dad in 2014. Let yourself grieve. Take time.

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  4. So sorry to hear this very sad news, Airtha. My condolences to you and your family.

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  5. Aritha, please accept my very sincere condolences on the death of your father. I hope that you are bearing up well. David

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  6. My sincerest condolences on your great loss!
    May God strenghten you and your family during this hard time of grief!

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  7. My deepest condolences, Aritha.

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  8. My sincerest sympathies to you.It is always hard to say good-bye, but you know he is not suffering any more. I trust you are able to find peace and comfort in this.

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  9. I am so very sorry, Aritha. I know what it is to lose a father...I know you will always miss him and remember the happier times. May the Lord give you comfort and peace and strength in the days to come. Losing any of our loved ones is always hard.

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  10. So very sorry for your loss, dear Aritha.
    May God give you comfort and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
    Hugs!

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  11. Veel licht, warmte en liefde Aritha.

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  12. Heel veel sterkte met het verlies van je vader.
    Gecondoleerd.

    Groet van Patricia.

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  13. Please accept my dearest sympathy, Aritha. May your loved ones and the busy days to come bring you comfort and peace. Take good care of you. Sandrine

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  14. So sorry for you loss. God bless and keep you. Madeline

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  15. Dear Aritha, I'm so sorry your beloved father passed away. He will be in your heart always. I am thinking about you during this time of sorrow. Take care, my dear.

    ~Sheri

    *I lost my father when I was only 28, but he is always with me. : )

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  16. Dear Aritha, I'm so sorry to hear about your father passing. My sincerest sympathy to you. My father passed away in 1991. I still keep a picture of him on my computer desktop. Your faith will help you move forward. God bless you! John

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  17. Thoughts are with you and the family. I know how difficult it is to come to terms with the loss of a parent. It is many years since mine passed on but I still miss them both so much. Take care Diane

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  18. Dear Aritha, I'm very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. Even though your father was advanced in years it is still a large loss as he as a huge part of your life for so long. May your memories and your faith keep you strong in the days, weeks and years to come.

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  19. I'm so sorry to read your very sad news.
    My condolences to you and your family.

    All the best Jan

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  20. Aritha, I came to thank you for your kind words on my blog post and I found this. I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by all the good memories. My condolences.

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  21. Dear Aritha, I am so sorry that you have lost your dear father. My heart is with you. Hugs, Jodie xx

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  22. Nogmaals gecondoleerd Aritha!

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  23. Dear Aritha, I am sad you lost your father. That must have been a tough year for him and your family and you. I have had no internet since March 18 and now it is restored, so I just now saw this post of yours. Sending you a hug.

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  24. Oh I am so sorry to hear that your father has died. May God comfort you and your family as only HE can at this sad time.

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss...but it sounds like you had a wonderful relationship and that he was a wonderful dad!

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  26. I'm so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I lost my Brother Stephen to Esophageal cancer two years ago, he was only really sick for a few weeks. I'll be praying that our Lord gives you peace and comfort as only He can.

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  27. I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. May God comfort you.

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