Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Grandpa


Yesterday October 8, 2008 my Grandpa went home to be with Jesus.  Although it was so quick it was also not painful for him.  My Grandma, my mom, my Aunt Dana and I all were with him, in his last few minutes we told him how much we loved him, how wonderful he was to us, how thankful we were for him, and to please go home with Jesus.  Every Thursday night for probably 20 years he served on a team at church that did visitation and witnessed to people, my Grandpa lead many many people to the Lord, he truly had a glorious welcome home yesterday.
I am very Thankful for all of your prayers!  It all still seems just so unreal.  He was my Daddy, I will never be the same.  Please continue to pray for my family, this is so hard on Luke, Bo and Daisy are a little to young to realize that we are not going to see him here on earth again.
HD and myself are taking my Grandma to the funeral home this morning to make all the arrangements.  We are going to try and have the funeral on Saturday, that way our out of town family can come. 

19 comments:

JMR said...

I am so sorry for your great loss. It is comforting to know that your Grandpa is with Jesus! I will continue to pray for your family.

Michelle M. said...

I am praying for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Only minutes ago I first read about your Grandpa. May God give you comfort during this time.

One More Equals Four said...

I am so terribly sorry for your loss! I lost my Grandpa about 3 years ago and a little piece of me went with him. Like yours, he was a testimony for Jesus his whole life and I love to picture him in his new body in heaven, at peace, with no more pain! I will be praying for you the next few days!

We are THAT Family said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Happy Mommy! I'm so thankful he didn't suffer, but I know the void in your hearts will be great. Praying for y'all.

Giovanna Diaries said...

So sorry for your loss. But at least you have the assurance knowing where and with whom he is with.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

One of the 1st things I noticed about your Grandpa the 1st time I met him on a Christmas Eve, was how he lit up the room with his smile and made everyone in a good mood with his jokes and laughter.

We will see you on Friday night or Sat.

Penny said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.

P.S. He loves you... said...

My thoughts are with you..I know losing a loved one is never easy..so remember you can cry for the loss and rejoice for the time you will see him again!

God's peace and blessing for hope and thankfulness in this quiet time.

Trista said...

My deepest condolences. Your Grandpa has a kind face and from how you describe him, he was a great man. I'm so sorry for your loss and will pray for you and your family.

The G's said...

I am soooo sorry for your loss. I only met him a few times but he was such a gentle giant. He loved his family so much and I always enjoyed the time I spent with him. You are all in our prayers. Losing my granddad was one of the hardest things for me to go through. He lived next door and, like you, I saw him everyday of my life. I am glad your grandpa knew Jesus. I bet that was one heck of a homecoming yesterday! Love you!

marky said...

I am sorry for your loss, but happy that you have assurance where your grandpa is! praying for your family!

Growin' with it! said...

he had such kind eyes. from that picture, he looked like a gentle man. i'm sorry hm, it is NEVER easy to say goodbye, even with the confidence of eternal life...it's still hard. i'm praying for you and your sweet family. that lump in the throat sure hurts.

with love,
linda

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

I am very sorry for your loss, it happened so quickly. I am glad you all had the opportunity to say goodbye to him and he wasn't in pain. I hope you find some small place for peace in your heart in the days to come. My Grandpa died from cancer not long ago and he and my grandma had been married 63 years. I hope your grandma will be OK-it's good you are close.

Amanda said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry for your loss. I'll continue to pray for you all...

Mrs. D said...

HM, my heart aches that you are going through such a difficult time, but what a wonderful reassurance that you will see him again in heaven. Our class would like to do something for you...would you like meals or do you need help with picking up family members? Please email me and let me know what we can do for you...Our church is praying for you and your entire family.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your during this painful time of loss. If there is anything that I can do and I mean it -- please email me. I'll send you my phone number.

In friendship,
lacy

Marni's Organized Mess said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Hugs.

Growin' with it! said...

thinking about you today.

bunchofbull-ers! said...

HM and family,

The LORD bless you and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you His peace.


(I couldn't get your blog to come up again for the last few days. You have been on my mind. Now I know why.)

Love in Christ,

Kelly