Thursday, July 3, 2008

He is Home

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father ... Matthew 13:43
Four and a half years after being diagnosed with malignant melanoma, nearly two months after receiving Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and one week after his 62nd birthday, my dad is free of pain and suffering. He has gone to be with the Lord today. We have been given the blessing of time over the past six months my dad has been bed-ridden following his brain injury. My brothers and I have had many moments with Dad, and he even got to meet his newest grandson. Our prayer was that God would give him breath until he accepted Jesus, and that was answered. Even in the peace and rejoicing, there is pain in the loss. It seems strange that I am blogging about this, but so many of you have been hugging us, praying for us and loving us, and I owe you a huge thank you. Our friends, family, adoption family and church family have given so much comfort, and we thank you! May you have a joyous and safe Independence Day. I know I am looking forward to the same Independence Day my dad is now experiencing!!!

17 comments:

Elaine said...

Connie,
I had this overwhelming feeling that if I went on you blog today I would see that your dad had gone home. I lost both my parents many years ago and I know it isn't an easy time. You and your family are in my prayers my friend. You know where I am if you need anything at all.
Love,
Elaine

Sherri said...

I know the joy and the pain as well. I have lost both my parents as well. This phase of life is difficult.

I'm thankful he's seeing Jesus face to face!

Sherri

Jill and Rick said...

Connie, I'm shedding tears of sadness for the loss of your father, and tears of joy that he was given the extra time to come to know the Lord. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Jill G

Doreen said...

I am so sorry for your loss but it is comforting to know that everyone is at peace and your father suffers no longer.

Doreen in Montreal Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Barb said...

Connie: I too am sorry for the emptiness you are feeling right now. Although he may be in a better place, it's still hard to lose someone. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Barb

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry my sweet friend. I can just imagine how proud the Lord is today to welcome your dad home.
I love you and continue to pray for your family.
Amy,James and Marossie

Aaron and Erica said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. But I am rejoicing with you, that your father is with our Heavenly Father right now. You and your family will be in my prayers in the coming weeks...

Erica Hammond

Heidi said...

Dear Connie, I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. It is so wonderful that he has gone home to Heaven,it is great to know you will see him again,and he will be whole. It doesn't take away the human feeling of the loss of your dad. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you today Heidi

Cindy said...

Dear Connie and Family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers go to you and your family. Thankful to hear he is with his Heavenly Father after accepting the Savior, not suffering anymore, but sad for your loss.
HUGS,
Cindy

holly m. said...

I've been praying, Connie and thinking of your family since Tuesday. I'm sorry for the loss of your dear Dad. It's so very hard for those of us left behind.
It's so good that we can take comfort in the knowledge that your Dad is with the Lord and meeting my Dad! We will be together again someday for eternity!! Hold on to Jesus and when the hard times of missing your Dad hit, just say the name of Jesus.

Lori said...

We are sad for the loss, but peaceful for the welcoming in heaven he is receiving. God bless you all.
The McMurphys
Tulsa

jon-n-tracey said...

Sorry for your loss. Knowing he is home must be a great comfort. Blessings to your family during this time.

Jon, Tracey, and L

Meredith said...

Connie,

We were saddened to hear of your father's death. We rejoice that he did accepted God as his savior and got to see his new grandson. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love & hugs,
Meredith, Bob and Allison Grace

Gina said...

Connie,
So sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers during this difficult time.

Kitty said...

I'm so sorry for your loss on this Earth, but I can't help but marvel at how great your Heavenly Father is that He allowed you to witness your dad's acceptance of His Son. May He wrap you in the same arms He welcomes your father with!!! You are in my prayers as is your family! I love you all!!!

armenurs said...

Connie and family,
Once again God has shown His compassion and love for us in that He gave enough time for your father to be saved and to meet the newest member of your family.
I pray that the sorrow is quickly overtaken by the joy of knowing you WILL one day be re-united as a family and will together sing the praises of our Heavenly Father!
Hugs from Korea,
Tammy and Jeongah Kaitlyn

C&A said...

Sorry for you loss! May God Be with you!

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