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June 27, 1944 – April 28, 2009

Posted on: April 28, 2009


This morning I got the phone call that my father passed away.

I found out he had cancer in March, but over the last 48 hours, his condition deteriorated pretty quickly.  Apparently he had been sick since December but didn’t tell anyone.  Looking back over the last few months, I don’t think my step-mom knew that he was sick.  I can remember when we were at dinner back in February and my step-mom said he needed to go to the doctor because he didn’t have much of an appetite.

I feel so many emotions right now.

I’m sad that he’s gone.

I’m thankful for the last year that I’ve been able to spend getting to know him.

I’m happy that I now have my brothers in my life.

I’m at peace that my dad is no longer in pain.

I was able to talk to him on the phone yesterday morning and, as always, he asked how I was doing and told me how happy it made him to know that my brothers and I were building relationships and getting close.  And again, I thanked him for welcoming me into his life after all this time and that I loved him.

As crazy as it sounds, I truly believe in my heart that he kept fighting for me and my brothers.  When he told me he was sick, he told me that the relationships that I was building with my brothers let him know that everything would be ok. And after talking with my big brother yesterday morning, I know he believes the same thing.

Even though my dad was only in my life for the last year, I’m blessed that I even had the opportunity to get to know him at all…

R.I.P. Thomas L. Blagburn


9 Responses to "June 27, 1944 – April 28, 2009"

I am so so sorry. What a blessing that you took steps last year to connect with him.

I will call you later.

He was a great man indeed…..your lucky to have great brothers. I feel for you and your family and pray that you do everything in your power to keep your relationship with your brothers alive. I know your brother Ken and his wife very well. They are the best people to have in your life right now. Your dad was a wise man to make sure that you were all in each others lives before he parted to be with the Lord. God bless you in your time of need.

God’s work is amazing. It’s amazing that one day you got up the courage to write a letter to your father. It’s amazing that he responded with love and openness. It’s amazing that you gained a family. It’s amazing that you’re father is at peace knowing that love united his family.

You’ve expressed so much excitement in getting to know your brothers over the past several months and it’s such a blessing that you’re father helped to make that happen!

His spirit will forever live on through the love you share with family and friends 🙂 Hugs sister girl!

Peace & Blessings, I’m very sorry to hear about the lost of your father.

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll send up a prayer for strength for you and your family.

I’m sorry.

Hey Hon! I’m sorry to hear this. I’m also glad you had the chance to get to know him, and speak kind words to him before he transitioned! What a blessing to be able to have the part of your life to explore now. Wishing you and your family peace, and comfort. *Hugs* Kk

I’m sorry to here about your dad.

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