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Thursday, July 19, 2012
My Dad's passing
My brother Ted wrote most of this but I have been trying to write down the same thoughts.
Richard Gabriel Groh 90 years old, my father, Passed away yesterday as he napped after lunch, and I thought "What a peaceful way to go after having some rocky relationships with his wives and children. My feelings for him have been unsure for most of my life, there were times when I just knew that he hated me, like when I was small, he would beat me and my younger brother bad enough that would get him arrested today.
Then there were times that I knew that he loved me, like when one of us would get hurt he was right thee to do what was needed. The last few years were as confusing for him as it was for his wives an children because of Alzheimer's his memory was hazy and that made it hard for him to visit with even people who he was close to.
My Dad had five children with my mother three boys and two girls, and one boy with his second wife. Both wives are good loving and faithful women and I believe that all six children turned out to be good loving and honest citizens. I have met some of his children by other women and they seem like good people too. I didn't like the way he treated my mother and his second wife or his offspring BUT down deep I think that he did love us In his way and down deep I know that I do love him so to my daddy I loved you to the end.
All of life goes in cycles as a new generation comes into the world an older generation leaves to make way and perhaps to pass on some of what we are. Dad showed me a strong work ethic and I noticed the way that he would help a stranger in trouble. All of us have a mixture of both good and bad traits and only God can be our judge on how we acted them out.