Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Dad, Bucky Walter

  Well, my Dad is back from Florida and the preparations are made for the viewing today. What a terrible day this is going to be. My Dad was on the the most brilliant men I have ever met. He was a farmer but was constantly reading and studying and researching. He had a lot of perception when it came to dealing with people!
  My Dad was a hard worker and an avid golfer. He was tough but had a way of surprising you with large gifts. My Dad didn't like Christmas and he didn't want to spend money or birthdays but when he gave, he gave big. Remember in 2008 when my parents paid to have a building built on my property? Ya, that was the way he gave. Dad and Mom spent 2008 and 2009 working at our home finishing the building and putting in a new driveway. Dad helped with all the landscaping and he and Mom we so happy to know that I have big plans for that building.
  Dad never recovered from losing Mom. He was not himself. He could not figure out a way to find a new normal and at 80 years old he just gave up. Mom had taking care of him his whole life and without her he was lost.
  The photo is of my daughter and my Dad when she graduated from the University of Findlay in May.
He was so very proud that yet another of his grandchildren had a college degree.
  Mom was so determined to be at the graduation of our daughter and our other daughter graduated in June from High School. I am so thankful that they were both her for my children.
  I really needed Dad to come home from Florida and try to get back to normal. We have all counted on him our whole lives but Dad was called home to be with Mom and now they are both at peace together.
  We have already started to say out goodbyes, each in our own way. I have a long hard journey ahead of me. I am not sure how you recover from such a huge loss. The death of my parents is just unimaginable. I am going to need your prayers everyday. I am going to hold on to Jesus to lead me through this path of grief. I appreciate your kind words of love and support. Thank you for being there for me the last 5 months. God be with you.


dixiesamplar said...

I am so sorry for your loss; they both sound like wonderful people! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Angela said...

So much for you to deal with in such a short time. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God will be with you through your days of sorrow.

~JoAnn~ said...

Hello~ I am new to your blog but felt that I needed and wanted to say a few things to you .
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, such a hard thing to go through. My dad passed away in March of 2007 and I still miss him as much today as when it happened. I pray for you and your family to find comfort and peace from the only one who can truly give it to you. Praying 2Corinthians 1:3-5 for your family.

Angie said...

It sounds like your parents were wonderful people. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Even though you know they're both together and in a much better place it's so very hard for those who remain behind. It's difficult to lose people who love us best and with whom we share so many memories. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Never So Simple said...

My heart goes out to you. Sounds like your parents had a love story relationship. I don't know if it gets any better but you just push to move on. I lost my husband August 2010. I still am recovering and know one day we will be together again. Sending you hugs and prayers.


marly said...

Please talk to a grief counselor or group. They will explain the stages of grief and help you through each one. Allow yourself the tears and anger that will continue, and get worse before it gets better, but end the cry with a smile from a fond memory. You will be in my thoughts.

Carol said...

Your dad sounds like a truly remarkable man... I'm so sorry for your loss--it does sound like he died of a broken heart. How wonderful that your parents were so devoted to each other...

cynthia lee designs said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I'm so very sorry for your loss of your dad and mom. I just know that God will get you through this time of sorrow.

Plain Ol' Vanilla said...


I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, especially on the heels of saying 'good-bye' to your mommma. I know the Lord will give you His strength and His comfort through this difficult time. YOu can be forever thankful that you had the privilege of having parents who loved each other and gave to others out of their love for the Lord and their love for others. That is such a gift given that you will be able to pass on.



Vicki said...

Bless your heart...I came across your blog and was touched by this post..I lost my dad 4 years ago and can just feel your pain...Prayers to you and your family...