My beloved father passed away on Wednesday, May 9th.   Although I am not usually at a loss for words, they are in short supply at this time.  Hopefully, I’ll find them again soon.  Though I’m sure many of you are rightly suspicious wordiness on my part will come sooner rather than later. 😉

I plan to be away from my blog for a few days to mourn my father – a man a dear friend so aptly described here:

“My heart is so heavy this morning. A wonderful man has left us. Father to a dear friend and grandfather to her children, as well as a friend of mine, passed away last night. A grand Southern gentleman, an intellectual, a thoughtful and wry wit, and a deeply loved man. The world is less today.”

39 thoughts on “Notice

  1. Marlene

    Your father takes with him what is most precious in life, the deep and unconditional love of his family. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy.

  2. ProfMomEsq

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I wish there was a way to send you some comfort, but I can offer only my thoughts and prayers, which I sincerely extend. (hugs)

  3. Holly

    I am so sorry….Peace to you and your family during this very difficult time. I hope you find comfort in the many warm memories you have in your heart.

  4. Karen Mangano Reynolds

    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Take your time…we’ll all be here when you’re ready to come back. ~hug~

  5. Lynne Pardi

    Leigh, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Your Dad must have been a wonderful man. God bless you all!

  6. Nancy

    May you always feel his spirit with you and may he live through you in the way he touched your mind and heart.

  7. Sandi

    May you be comforted by your very best memories of him. His wisdom and humor will always be with you.

  8. CarolSue Baird

    I am very sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  9. sandytilton721

    I was only just starting to get to know your Dad. What I do kow about him was that he was, as said above, ‘a grand southern gentleman.’ There are sadly not many who can fit that particular profile. He was adored by you and your children as well as many others and he will be missed for a very long time. The Good Lord provided you with a special gift with Callum. Whenever you think about your Dad and start to miss him, just look to Callum and you will see your father’s smile. I love you and yours. God bless.

  10. Sarah

    Do what feels right for you, when it feels right for you and allow yourself what you need as you cope with practical arrangments, your grief and the grief of others who also love your dad and mourn his passing. If you need something ask. People, neuro-typical or neuro-diverse, still need clues as they seek to do the right thing at the right time. Most of all remember that as you give to others, they can give back to you – if you let them.

  11. GG

    Mrs. Merryday, I am sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace and remember that he is watching you from above…

  12. judithornot

    With love for you, your family, and all who miss him. Remember the good things.

  13. Jenny Saul-Avila

    I am so, so, so sorry. My husband lost his father this year & I can only imagine his inner grief, knowing how awful it was for me. I will say to you what I say to all my friends who have lost someone they love – I hope you see your father in wonderful, sweet dreams & it gives you comfort.

  14. Leah Kelley

    Leigh, I have thought of you and your family often over the past few weeks… I was waiting for the right words to come… but as is often the case… there are no right words.

    I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. You are fortunate to have had such a marvelous and supportive relationship… I had shared your post about him with a friend of mine whose grandson had been struggling with serious health and developmental issues – as a perfect example of how she might support her daughter and grandson.

    Your dad was amazing… and his response and support of you demonstrated such trust and faith in you. He must have been very proud to have you as his daughter.

    Hugs and sympathy…

  15. Sue

    You and your family are in my prayers! I know how deeply you loved him and I hope you will find comfort in your memories.

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