Family and Friends of George McCracken

George McCracken is my Father. He's 73 years old. This past September he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Our family is spread across the country spanning three time zones and this blog is an attempt to create a place where we can all share information. Feel free to post updates from calls home to Ma or whatever related random thoughts you might feel like sharing.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Coming loss...

Yesterday I realized that Dad is going home for probably the last time. I am sad beyond anything I’ve felt before in my life. Even when Brigette was at her lowest point, I always believed that she would recover. I feel guilty that I want his time to be short; he was too good a man in life to suffer like this at the end of it. I feel guilty that I want him to fight long enough to talk with him one more time. Andrea tells me, “You’ll always want one more time”, and she’s right. I will always want one more word, one more touch, one more smirk, one more laugh, one more wink...

Soon there will only be memories left, memories of a man that lived his life for his children, for his true love, for each of us. Yet, I still see Dad even when I’m not around him. I see him in my brothers, in my mirror and in my sons. I see him in an occasional expression and I hear him in a turn of phrase. But most often I see him in their deeds and in their work ethic. I see him in the energy they put in to their lives.

His legacy has been passed on and accepted by those of us that survive him. We in turn will pass his legacy on as our own when the time comes. Until then we can only hope to live up to this legacy of love and devotion that he has shown to us.

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