Headed Home

May 18, 2008

A very sad Sunday. My dad died this afternoon. Still too much for me to contemplate,too many raw feelings, and all I want to do is pick up the phone and call him. He is always the one I call when bad things happen. Headed back to Louisiana soon...home will feel so different without him there.
Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Your father was a wonderful, inspired man who commanded the respect of all who met him. He was an exceptional teacher and a most accomplished artist. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the good fortunte to have spent some time in his presence.
Please accept my sincere condolences at this time.
Yor and your family are in my prayers.
Doug Nehrbass

Anonymous said...

Lucia, my heart just skipped a beat. I am so sorry. May your family find peace,solace, and compassion among friends and family.

Michelle said...

I am so very sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Heather said...

Oh Lucia, I am so sorry. I have no idea how hard this must be for you, since I haven't had to walk this road yet (and hopefully won't for a long long time). But my thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family.

Kobi, Mijal, Jorge and Laura said...

Dear Lucia, we are very sorry for your loss and since we know no words which can ease pain like this, we send you a big hug with all of our love.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lucia, I'm so sorry to hear this. I will say a prayer for you and your family for strength and understanding.

Jan

Kellie said...

Lucia,
I'm so very sorry for your sorrow. Thank you for giving me a glimpse into his amazing life and sharing your family's loving and graceful support of his last days. Blessings to you all.

Tisra said...

I did not want to see this post, and was honestly believing for him to recover.

I wish my words could express how sorry I am for the deep pain this brings and the horrible loss you must feel. You seem a much better writer than I, because your incredible words have painted a lovely image of your father over a number of posts. Highlighting his strength, intelligence, and amazing creative talents. My mother died 8 years ago to breast cancer at far too young an age. Regardless of age, it always seems too young, doesn't it?, when you say goodbye to someone you love.

Jessica said...

Lucia, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all you guys. Your dad seems like the most amazing person, I wish we could have met him. Luckily a lot of him lives on in you!

Chinazhoumom said...

Lucia,
We are so very sorry for your loss. I can see that your dad was precious to you and the family in so many ways. Remember as long as you remember him, he is always with you.
Carol & Kimberly

Bev said...

Lucia and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your entire family during this difficult time.

Bev, Josh and Angel
www.angelcomehome.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Lucia,

I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you in these very difficult days. Your dad must have been a remarkable man (He certainly has a remarkable daughter!).

Love,
Laurie

Corinne said...

That picture is stunning - how fitting. My heart is breaking for you - I am so, so sorry. I know he must have been a remarkable man to be so very loved. My thoughts are with you - please let me know if I can help in any way.

Sherry said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Your family will be in our thoughts. Your father sounded like an amazing man & I know his spirit will live on through you. Remember all the good times you shared with him and all the laughs I can only imagine you guys had.

I'll have a drink for him tonight...

Weasel said...

Lucia, there are no words and yet so many at the same time. Simply said, I am so so very sorry.

It is clear you have a bright and strong connection with your father and always will. I am thinking of you, and your mom, and your entire family.

A Hug, Nisha

Melissa said...

Lucia -- I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Anonymous said...

Lucia,

Please accept our condolences and prayers for your family. Know that we are here for you when you're up for it.

Always,
Chuck, Gigi, Sullivan and Sutton

Karen said...

Lucia, I've been holding my breath hoping this post would never come. You are so fortunate to have had such an inspiration in your life. And this is what you will be to your own children. My father died when I was 18. When I was 16 though he took a huge chance and changed his life from that of an Engineer to attend Culinary School and then open a B&B with my mother. Unfortunately he passed away only months before it opened. But, because of him I always think, "it is never too late to take a chance." And I always try everything on my plate! I never met your father, but your creative spirit shines so bright there must be a big part of him in you. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. -- K

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

So, so sorry, Lucia. He sounded like such a special person. Take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Ann said...

oh Lucia, I am so so sorry. I can tell he was such a huge part of your family, always involved and there for you guys. My heart just dropped when I read this, hoping instead to read that he was getting better. I know I don't live right around the corner, but we are close and if you need anything please let me know.

Diana said...

Lucia,
We all know what a precious, delightful, intelligent, man Elmore was. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his family and the beauty of the earth. He'll be missed, but you must always remember all of the wonderful times, quiet moments together, laughter with his grandchildren, his love for Mary and all of you. Our deepest sympathy. We loved him too. Diana, Larry and Jay

Anonymous said...

I am deeply saddened by and sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Morena

lisa said...

Lucia-
I just wanted to tell you I am thinking of you. I hope your family can find peace and strength to get through this.

Karen said...

Lucia,
I am so very sorry for your loss. From everything you have said and written about your dad, he sounds like he was a special person. (Just like you).My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karen

www.pepperpaints.com said...

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
www.pepperpaints.com

the clan mccawley said...

Lucia,
Oh, my friend, I am so sorry. I have had you on my mind the last several days, hoping and praying for good news. Please know that we are so sad for your loss and will be praying for your entire family. Know that his spirit and essence will live on through you, your children & family and his amazing artwork.
With our love,
Tiff, Charles, Eva & Charley

sara bischoff said...

Lucia, I am so sad to read this post. Your dad always sounded like an amazing man. Your presence must have brought him much comfort recently. I hope you, too, can find comfort in your family and your sweet little ones. I will always remember how kind you and Adam were when my dad died, and I am sending you many healing and loving thoughts. Take care of yourself.
Sara Bischoff

Anonymous said...

Your father will continue to touch the lives of those who knew him and those that did not just by your loving, descriptive and perfectly painted words, stories, memories and his amazing works of art. We are so very sorry and please know you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Farrow's

holly said...

my heart is aching with you, Lucia. I have felt close to you and your family while remembering you in my prayers. I read this today and my eyes filled with tears. what a tribute to him these weeks have been in learning about him through your memories. may you and your family find comfort in the days ahead.

morninglight mama said...

Oh Lucia, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. May your happy memories bring you some peace. All the best--

Anonymous said...

lucia:
We were sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jenny and David Benson

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