Thursday, June 15, 2017

BACK IN THE UNITED STATES


Hello friends.
I have missed you all.
It is almost hard to believe that as I write this post I am back home. The last month have been for me a whirlwind of emotions, changes and having to make very difficult decisions.

I arrived to Madrid, Spain after a 23 hour trip to find my dad had gone into a coma. He developed an infection after the hip surgery and his kidneys started to shut down.
But being the strong man he always was, he pulled through and came back to us, only not the same person he has been his whole life. Since the year and a half I had not seen my dad, the changes were amazing and so hard to believe. 

I stayed in Spain for over two weeks and when I left, my dad's health had improved so much and he was even smiling and moving around on his own. I felt very reassured about leaving and getting back home to my husband and kids.

Just a couple of days after I got home, I received a call from my family that once again he had taken a turn for the worst, only this time it was even more serious.

My dad passed away the morning of June 14th and I did not have enough time to fly back and make it on time to see him. In Spain, funeral and burial happens within 24 hours of death. I couldn't find an airplane ticket that fast at this time of the year that would bring me back home on time to say goodbye.

I am destroyed with grief. This is the hardest thing I have had to endure in my life. Who would of told me when I kissed and hugged my daddy the day I left that it would be the last time I would see him.

I will get back to blogging eventually, but not now.
I need time to heal and come to terms with this loss.Thank you all for understanding.
Please, keep our family in your prayers, specially my mom that has just loss her husband and best friend of 55 years.
XOXO


21 comments:

  1. Oh I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless. I will keep you all in prayer.

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  2. What a difficult time for you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. 'Sending a big hug. (((Maria Elena))) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  3. I'll be praying for you and your family.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and what you had to endure after hearing of his death. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers to help guide you through this difficult time, Maria Elena! Take care and take time to heal. This is truly heartbreaking for you.

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  5. Maria, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. this is indeed a difficult time for you and your family and I understand. Please know that you all are in my prayers and thoughts during this time. Praying that God's peace and comfort will be felt by all.

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  6. Maria, I am so terribly sorry to hear the news. I am sending love and prayers to you, your family and your mom.

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  7. I'm so sorry Maria. Prayers for you and your family.

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  8. Maria Elena, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know you and your family will continue to be in my prayers.

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  9. Maria so sorry for the loss of your sweet dad. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss, Maria Elena. Your dad has been in my prayers every day since you shared the news with us. I know and understand how sad you are, and I know God will heal your broken heart on his time schedule. I'm sure it does not make you feel at peace just yet, but I truly believe God wanted you to see your father in good spirits and feeling well....knowing it would be your last time together. My prayers will continue for your family.

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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  11. Oh Maria, I'm so sorry. Please know you are in my prayers. Sending you lots of love. xoxo

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  12. Maria, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Hugs, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  13. I'm so sorry for your loss Marie Elena and for what you've had to go through. It is very difficult to be living far away from family and especially when things like this happen. May you find comfort in your memories of happy times spent with your dad and may God grant you His Peace.

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  14. Oh my, I am so very sad and sorry for your loss Maria Elena. I am sure your father knew and felt your love in the time you were there even if you missed his last moments.... A big hug to you my dear and will be praying for you and your whole family and the soul of your papa whom I am sure is in heaven..... :-(

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss. It is something we experienced as well since my husband is from Poland. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Someone once told me..."hearts speak when words cannot." My heart goes out to you.

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  16. I am so, so sorry for your loss Maria. You were able to see him before he passed and that is really important. I know it is very hard for families that live in different continents. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers!

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  17. What a difficult time. How blessed you are to have had that precious time with him when he was doing so much better. Praying for peace and comfort during this time for all of you.

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  18. I am so sorry for this grievous loss! I am so glad for the time you had with him there. I know he knew you loved him dearly. My heart goes out to you and my prayers for you as well.💕

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  19. I popped in today to see how you were and I am so sorry to hear this news Maria Elena. I understand the terrible grief over losing a father and I pray that God will comfort you and all your family, especially your mama. Take as much time as you need to process this loss. One never gets over the loss of a parent but we do get better over time.
    Blessings dear friend,
    Patti

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss Maria Elena. The loss of a beloved parent from our lives is something from which we never really recover. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers dear lady. Mimi xxx

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  21. ::hugs:: I"m sorry to hear of your loss :( Hugs and prayers are being sent your way.

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