Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Farewell to Papa Bear

David Mosher- husband, father, respiratory therapist, scuba diver, friend.

My friend Jennifer Mosher lost her best friend and husband yesterday; a better match I've never seen. He was away on a scuba diving trip, and hadn't been feeling up to par for weeks now.

Words will not be sufficient for the way we're all feeling after this shocking loss. My heart is absolutely breaking for his family, but mostly for those two beautiful babies he left behind. Dawson and Abigail, I promise that your mother (and all of us who knew Dave) will keep him alive for you in our memories.

Jennifer, honey ... I have no words that will make the pain go away. God knows I would if I could. But I've got food and alcohol, and babysitting skills to boot, whenever you need them.

It's a surreal night here in the MICU. Too many times I've turned the corner to find someone wiping away tears, followed by a comforting hand on their shoulder.
Dave, you are missed, now and forever.
Rest in peace, Papa Bear.

"Of all the money that e`er I spent
I`ve spent it in good company
And all the harm that ever I did
Alas it was to none but me
And all I`ve done for want of wit
To memory now I can`t recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

If I had money enough to spend
And leisure to sit awhile
There is a fair maid in the town
That sorely has my heart beguiled
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips
I own she has my heart enthralled
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Oh, all the comrades that e`er I had
They`re sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e`er I had

They`d wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I`ll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all."

--The Clancy Brothers

1 comment:

FireLight said...

Great words for this kind of hurt. Well done, Aven.