Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Battle is Over

Words escape me, and I have nothing eloquent to say. I just wanted you all to know that my dad, David Crawford Foster, passed away this morning around 9:45 am. He went peacefully and was not in any pain. That's all I can say for now. Please feel free to email me or comment on the blog, but I would appreciate if you could refrain from calling me for now. Thank you!

17 comments:

Clare said...

Honey I wish I could hug you right now. I know when we talked last night you said you didn't know how you were doing it, but that is how amazing God is. When you don't think you can go any further he picks you up and carries you. And now that your father couldn't go anyfurther on Earth He has picked him up and carried him home.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. What you have done over these past few weeks has been amazing and I'm sure your dad is proud of you.
Susan

Anonymous said...

Hillary,
I don't know what to say other then god rest his soul. He is in a much better place. And if there is anything i can do please let me know.

Jerry

Anonymous said...

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace." Just as the old hymn says, sweetie, the things of earth grew strangely dim for your dad today and he finds peace, joy and healing in the arms of our Savior now. He is home. We are all sad and he will be greatly missed. Though I saw him rarely over the last few years, I remember the days of our youth with tears and smiles today. His legacy is eternally stamped in the lives of each of us. My prayers are with you, Rebecca, Richie, Alex, Sherry and all of your dad's family and friends today and in the days to come. I will see you soon. Until then, I love you.

Mom

Anonymous said...

Hillary, you don't know me but my mom and I were fans of your dad. My mom, Sandi, posts on your dads blog often. I just checked your blog and saw the awful news. My dad also fought a 4 yr battle with the crappy kidney cancer. I too was at my dads side when he passed away on january 17th. It was relieving at first to know he was finally with God but it has been a long and hard 3 months trying to make sense of it all! I have 3 toddlers ( ages 1, 3 and 4) and they are sure a blessing in all of this. You too will realize they are great to distract you but also hard to sit and cry when you want to. It is amazing to think how many people your dad touched and how many people he educated on kidney cancer. Your dad and mine ( Harry) are hanging out in heaven right now- they are both funny and witty men! God bless! Heidi Bauman

Genelle said...

Hillary,

This is the first I've commented on your blog, but I wanted to let you know that my heart is breaking for you right now. I can only imagine how you are feeling. Know that God is your strength. You're in my prayers.

Genelle

Emily said...

We are continuing to pray for you and your family. I'm so glad that you could spend these last 3 weeks with your dad. I'm sure it meant a lot to both of you. We love you.
The Baileys

Anonymous said...

Dear Hillary,

I have lived on Hillcrest with David for the past five years. His love and extensive knowledge of Augusta history, along with his wonderful sense of humor, always made Saturday conversations with him very interesting and fun. I am sure I speak for everyone on Hillcrest when I say that he was a delightful neighbor and friend, and we will miss him very much.

Sincerely,

Brian Epps

Kara said...

Oh Hills,
I am grieving with you, my friend. I love you and Dave and I are praying for you and your family. I am so blessed to know that God gave you these weeks to spend with your dad. And I know that HE will be holding you closely in His arms for as long as you need to curl up in His lap. We are here for you.
Kara

Caroline said...

We all wish we could be there for you, I am sitting here crying for you and thinking how brave you were. You were his strength. I am so proud of you and can't wait to hug you. He is at peace now. Love, Jan

Wes Linda said...

We love you, we'll be praying for you, we're here if you need us.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry my friend. I fear that's all I can say at the moment, and based on my experiences with grief, that's all you need to hear. As you said, it's right and good that you feel the pain, and those of us who love you feel it, too. My heart breaks with yours. I love you. ~ Jennifer (Baldwin)

Katy said...

Just know that we are there in spirit wrapping our arms around you. I'm so sorry you are going through this. We love you and are praying for you. We'll be here when you're ready to talk. Love you!

candace smartt said...

So sorry to hear that your father passed.
I will be continuing to pray for you and your family.
I've always thought - it doesn't suck for the one who died because they are with jesus, but it sucks for the ones who are left behind - and miss the love and presence of their loved one. Death is SO hard to understand. our brains just can't get around it.
I pray the Lord guides you through your grief journey and holds You CLOSE when the pain is unbearable. In Jesus' name I pray.
Canadce Smartt

The Weldon's said...

May you experience a PEACE that passes all understanding. Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry - know that we care! Sandi Weisenberger

Anonymous said...

David Foster... it's a name that means something - and yes, I use the present tense deliberately - and always will for those who knew him, and even who simply knew of him. Your dad had at the same time the best and worst reputation: irascible and ornery; idependent and brave and mega-talented. Even the greatest fighter needs rest, and I think David is geting some well-deserved time off. Sleep well, mighty warrior.