Thank you for all your loving thoughts and prayers. After a hard labor that lasted over 24 hours, my father passed away at 2:07 this afternoon. He was surrounded by people who love him on both sides of the veil. He died being held by two mermaid adopted-daughters, his son-in-law and me. He died with his eyes on mine, hearing me say “I love you, I love you, I love you . . .”
There is more to say. But for now, we rest.
This is the email that my mermaid sister Nora Cedarwind sent out to our circle of friends about an hour after my father’s passing yesterday:
Today at 2:07 PM our beloved Dean crossed the threshold to his place of release and comfort. It was a beauty~full crossing, and I will share quickly as I only have a few minutes. After a tough day yesterday and a extremely tough night last night with all of us on minimal sleep (30 minutes or so) began our day knowing he probably would cross today. He had an infection and was getting much weaker.
Finally, he was placed on a morphine drip that calmed and comforted him immensely and he got the much needed rest he body cried for. Family came by to say farewell and then we all thought it time to stretch our legs etc.
While Craig and Joanna went out to walk, Giving and I decided it would be a good time to give Dean a nice clean up, including bandages, and all bedding top to bottom and a bath. We got him positioned and Giving was going to go off to work now that he was settled. But I saw he was beginning his transition. I asked Giving to swab his mouth with water, and she said “I am staying here.” Joanna walked in and we told her he was actively transitioning. Giving ran for Craig and the four of us surrounded him and told him he was loved and free to go now. Joanna told him repeatedly she loved him and Craig said, “Don’t worry Dean, I will take good care of her.” Deans’ eyes lit up with a slight smile, a single tear fell from his left eye as he turned to look at Joanna and took his final breath. Beautiful and serene, perfect, perfect, perfect.
We are all tired and will contact more in the near future. We all need food and sleep.
Thanks so much from the depth of all our hearts for the vigils, healing energy, support, candles, songs and prayers and chants, we felt them.
We will announce later about a memorial also, but it will not be until at least a week.
Love and blessings from eyes that have been blessed to see the wonder of life transition once again,