I held his hands and told him what an awesome dad he was. I thought he moved his fingers a bit. I watched as his breath grew shallower and slower. I yelled for my siblings to come to the room. We watched him take his final breath and said our goodbyes. Just moments before I thought I could sense my mom but maybe it was my imagination. He wasn’t in pain or discomfort. We made sure the there were enough meds. He had his last rites just hours before. Our house is just a modest home but to him, it was his castle. He loved it and died there.
Goodbye dad, I love you. We’ll miss you. Give mom a hug from all of us. I’m happy that you’re with her now and free of the pain and suffering from your illness.