Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Daddy

My Dad went home to be with our Lord Jesus this morning about 24 hours ago.  I can't sleep...I feel the need to look at pictures...and write.  But the writing is not coming easily this time.  How can you compact a man's life of nearly 82 years into a few paragraphs?  How can you do it justice?  So I just linked a few blog posts here to bring you "up to snuff" on who this man was and is and always will be, to me.

All I can say is - praise God for the life He gave us in Dad...and for the sweet, sweet promise of eternal life with Him for all who call upon His name and believe.  Dad was my first faith teacher, the one who "hooked me up" with God.  And I know he did that for countless other people through being a husband, a father, a grandpa, and in A.A.  Daddy, I love you and I miss you sooooooooo much, but I know you are breathing a lot easier, walking and laughing and reuniting with David and Grandma, Grandpa, and so many other loved ones!  I love you!!!


his 80th birthday http://somethingsobig.blogspot.com/2010/06/highlights.html

their 60th anniversary http://somethingsobig.blogspot.com/2010/08/diamonds-are-forever.html

last year 81st birthday http://somethingsobig.blogspot.com/2011/05/looking-back.html

Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."  John 11:25-26


Blogger Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

Amy, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss!!! We will be praying for you, your family and your mom. Wishing you the best in these difficult times. He will always be with you.

April 17, 2012 at 5:49 AM  
Anonymous Korrine said...

Amy, Thank you for sharing!! So well put, all of it. Thank you for helping to remind me of so many things. Thank you for helping to remind me of my priorities and what I want them to be. I recognize I've been distant the last few years and I appreciate the reminder to love the things you have while you've got them. I love you, I love our family and all that are apart of it, I love you Grandpa!!- Korrine

April 17, 2012 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Thanks Astrid - you know all about losing your daddy! (((HUGS))))

And Korrine, sweetie, thank you for being there on MOnday for us all. You are such a beautiful young lady--Grandpa always had a soft spot in his heart for "Sparks". :) Love you too!

April 18, 2012 at 8:09 PM  

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