Final Minutes

My Dad passed away on Thanksgiving. He had been in hospice for 60 days but we didn't realize how close he was that day. I had stayed ovenight with him for two nights because I was on vacation that week. My Mom had been been with him daily but went home that night. I fell asleep and that's when he died. The nurse woke me when she realized he had passed away. I feel so guilty about sleeping when he went away. I combed his hair and closed his eyes before my Mom and family got there. I can't get the image of his face out of my mind.  

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56-60
Feb 13, 2009