Monday, January 12, 2015

He is at peace


A man I've known for over 40 years has gone home to be with the Lord on Friday morning.  My dear father in law, 95 years young, left the shackles of this life and is no longer in pain or sorrow.  He deeply missed his wife of almost 70 years when she passed away 3 years ago.  It was so sad to see him mourn the love of his life.  He was a kind, gentle, quiet man, who loved his family and his country.  He served in World War 2, and worked hard to provide for his wife and 5 children.  He enjoyed fishing and bowling, and bowled every Thursday until a stroke brought him down in late October.
He will be missed by his children, 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. But we have the blessed assurance that one day we will all be reunited together in heaven.

25 comments:

Terry said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. :0(

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Sorry for your families loss; and sending prayers your way.

Scrappy quilter said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Cathy Buel said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Prayers for peace to your hearts....he sounds like a remarkable blessing and such a lover of life and family.

Heaven is a promise and God loves us so very much to keep his promise.

hugs,

Becky

andsewon said...

Condolences to you, your DH, children and the whole family.
Hugs,
Lola

Donna said...

Sending hugs and prayers.

Lisa said...

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your memories of him bring you all comfort during this difficult time.

scottylover said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Sandy A

Jackie said...

Almost 70 years together!

So sorry to hear of your loss. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Laura Jean said...

My deepest condolences for your loss. HUGGGs

Michele said...

I am so sorry. My gram was almost the same age when she passed and it was comforting to know that she had a long and happy life.

ria vogelzang said...

So sorry for your loss. But also grateful for the knowledge to see him once again.
I've lost my father a year ago.... but I'm so thankful for the memories and the grace that he also knew our Lord and Saviour...!
God bless and comfort you and your family!
Love, Ria.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Jocelyn. But, celebrate with you that he is free and that you will meet again. blessings ~ tanna

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

My condolences on your loss but at least he is with is wife again in their eternal home.

gailss said...

Sorry for you loss and perhaps he is at peace now.

Bonnie said...

Deepest sympathy, my friend. May the Lord give you and your family comfort.

Lori said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I understand. My mom was in extreme constant pain for years. And when the Lord took her home, it was with mixed feelings but we knew she was in no more pain and worshiping our Lord like never before.

Susan P said...

Sending prayers and sympathy your way.

Ranch Wife said...

What a sweet tribute! I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your FIL was a special man. May your memories and God's presence bring you comfort.

QuiltSue said...

Your family has obviously lost a very special person. I am so sorry.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a very special man.

Allie said...

Oh sweetheart I am so sorry for your loss - and praising God for the hope we have in Christ. What joy he must be having now....

tich said...

What a wonderful tribute to your. Father-in-law. My thoughts are with you and your family.