My Mother called to tell me that my Father, Jerold Graham dies a couple of hours ago. I am Andy Lee Graham, proud to tall him Father, I am a lucky man.
My father, Jerold Graham died January 31, 2014.
My father, Jerold Graham from Orland, Indiana was a great man. I wish the whole world had a father the same, the world would be a better places. He died from prostrate cancer, that moved to his back.
I wish to give an example of who my father was; one time I took the Amtrak train from Boston, Massachusetts to Waterloo, Indiana, and the train arrived six hours late. My father was there waiting for six hours.
I never needed to worry, my father always had my back, and as I traveled the planet he was always with me. Love is often about faith, the belief that people we love will never let us down, my father was a good man.
I hope to have a wife some day that would wait for me six hours when the plane arrived late, the same as my father. And what is even more amazing, my mother is the even more dependable than my father, some of use are born under lucky stars.
Thank you Dad Graham,
You son, Andy Lee Graham in Kara, Togo West Africa January 31, 2014
Andy, Am very sad to hear about your father's death. I am surrounding you and your family with loving thoughts.
My thoughts go out to you and your family Andy.
Very sorry to hear that. Your father sounds like a great man who showed you how much he loved you.
Andy, my prayers go out to you and your family on this difficult day.
So sorry to hear about your father Andy. From the times you've mentioned him over the years on your blog, he sounds like a great man who was loved a lot and loved a lot in return. My heart goes out to you and your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.
My condolences to you Andy, its a great loss - sounds like the world has lost a very good man. Many people in Orland lost a good friend.
My honest condolences.
I live far away from my family, I can understand your feelings very well.
My words are: “It is a circle of alife”. HOPEFULLY
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He will live forever in your many fond memories of him. Sending my thoughts and healing energy to you and your family. He will be waiting for you when your work is done here.
Andy, Very sorry to read you loss. It is refreshing to read your faith in family and trust. I know you lost a father and friend.
Andy, my heart goes out to you. I offer a perspective, in hope that the pain of your loss will be lessened. Here it is: We don't die. All that we are, continues, just our bodies wear out and so we must leave these temporary temples. We have been alive forever and will continue forever. This from a Near Death experiencer who no longer must only 'have faith'.
Your dad is everything he was on earth and more. Best wishes, Andy.
Sounds like you have two wonderful parents, Andy. I'm sad at your father's death. Keep following their way and keep memories fresh in your mind.
He's in a good place looking over you.
I am so sorry for your loss. Even at our age it is not easy to lose a parent. Both my parents have passed and I often remember the statement made on the movie "Steel Magnolias". Daryl Hannah's character said something to the effect that it made her feel better knowing there was one more angel up there on her side. I can tell you that the pain never goes away but it does lessen. Maybe your Mom might like to join you for a short time, or now and then bring over a family member. I know you said one of your nieces wanted to travel just like you. Your gift of travel could make a difference in their life.
Sorry to hear, Andy. Godspeed, Jerold!!
hi Andy, your parents had a full and rewarding life together, as you have expressed it. May your Mom have the comfort and blessing of her family around her as she adjusts to life without her partner at her side. i hope you'll be able to help her through that, and that will also give you a measure of peace.
We will all pass away eventually, as we all know, it’s as a part in the natural process of birth, old-age, and death, and that we should always keep in mind the impermanence of life. The life that we all cherish and wish to hold on to.
Death is not the end of life, it is merely the end of the body we inhabit in this life, but our spirit will still remain life does not end, merely goes on in other forms. Somewhere your dad is waiting, patiently for you. And when you’re ready, you’ll see him again. For now enjoy your ride home.
Hi Andy , really sorry to hear this . He was a good man . You will never have a wife wait 6hrs . Your parents and yourself , are part of a bred of people that are fading from the world . Safe journey home I know your father is as proud of you as you are of him .
Sorry to hear about your loss Andy! He obviously raised a good son, showing how good a father he was as well! Best wishes Andy! Rick
A part of him lives within you and gives you strength. Never let it go. Remember the good times.
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
Thanks to everyone. Please note, I do no return to the USA now. My mother is having something on May 18th, a very different way, she is calling it a celebration of life. I think their 63 wedding anniversary.
I just read this. I extend my deepest condolences which cannot help the pain, I know. Neither of us would be doing what we are doing if not for our fathers, in some way, no doubt.
In my case, I have dedicated my life to continuing my father's work.
In your case, your contributions are helping to save lives and educate.
As you said, celebrate what seems a life well-lived by your father!
My sincere condolences on your loss, Andy.
Sorry for your loss, Andy. :-(
May you find comfort and strength in the memories of your father's love for you and your family. Good parents are truly a blessing from God. Love one another, take care of each other.