Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sad news ...

There is no easy way to share this - David's dad passed away in the middle of the night last night. He had a heart attack yesterday and never recovered from that. What a generous soul he was and how he loved his family! We appreciate your prayers during this sudden loss and the many details that remain to be worked out. I will be away from the computer probably this whole week. We are praising God that we know he was a believer and for the comfort we receive from that. Have a blessed weekend ~

91 comments:

Marianna said...

My mom wrote me with the news. I am praying for all of you. I am so sorry!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Rebecca said...

Oh Monica, I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and your family - please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Lots of Love ~ Rebecca

Lorie said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. You seem to have such a strong faith and I know that will help get you through this rough time.

I hope you are all able to find joy in remembering his life.

Sheila said...

I'm so very sorry. You will be in my prayers.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, dear one--I will be praying for you and for your family. ((hugs)) Not much need be said right now, only know this you are surrounded with the prayers of so many. God bless you and yours.

Angela said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, we will be praying for your whole family.

Angela

Ness said...

You are in my prayers. May you find your peace. His picture reminds me of my childrens' grandfather. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sandra said...

Monica,
I'm so sorry.

Prayers to you and your family

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

So sorry. Praying for you and your family...

Amy said...

My sincere condolences, Monica

pinon family said...

may you feel the comfort and peace of a loving Father in Heaven at such a difficult time.

Cheryl said...

Monica,
saddened to hear the news of your father-in-laws unexpected passing. Praying for you and your hubby's family in the coming week.
Hugs to you,
Cheryl

Mom said...

Dearest Monica, all of you have been in our thoughts and prayers since your first phone call yesterday that David's dad had been taken to the hospital. He was indeed a generous and thoughtful man. I loved his reply anytime I asked him how he was doing -- "Outstanding!" What a comfort to know we will see him again someday -- love to you all, Mom

~nanashouse~ said...

What a sweet picture tribute. Your family will be in my prayers. I lost my Daddy last year.
Love,
Your Blogging Friend Nancy
nanashouse

Mary Ann said...

So sorry to hear this news! We're praying for your family during this time.

Kristyn said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, I will be praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
~Yvette

Laurie Anne said...

Monika, My condolences to you and your family. Your strong faith will keep you strong while you live through this difficult time.

You are in my prayers...

A Dusty Frame said...

I'm sorry.

((hugs)) and prayers.
Lizzie

Mrs. K said...

Praying for God's closeness and comfort during this difficult time.

Dawn said...

Monica,
My children were so sad to hear that the sweet man they knew will not be there to hand us our offering bag tomorrow morning at church. I will miss talking to him in the hallways when I am walking around with Jake.
I know he blessed your family in countless ways. What a wonderful legacy he leaves.
We love you and your family, and we are lifting you up in prayer.
Much, much love to you dear friend.
Dawn M.

The Shanks said...

Hi Monica - I don't think I've ever posted a comment here (I rarely post anywhere), but have followed your blog for about a year now and it is one of my absolute favorites. I just wanted to come out of lurking to say that I really feel sorrow for your family - I will remember you all in my prayers. I love that picture - he looked like a sweet and joyful man! -Tiffany

Hattie said...

My deepest love and sympathy to your and your family, Monica.
Sincerely,
Hattie

Jackie said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I will be praying for you all.

Jamie - Family Focused Fun said...

I'll say a prayer right now. God Bless you and your family!

LS said...

So sorry! I can only imagine what a wonderful man he is to have raised such a kind husband, and I know your husband is kind because he chose you to be his wife!

May the Lord comfort you all in this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for your family.

Wendy

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, Monica. How terribly sad for you and David, and your family.
I have been there... so I know exactly how to pray for you.

Peace.

Ginger said...

What a sweet soul; I saw his smiing face every Sunday.

Katie said...

Praying for you, David, and the family during this time. I love the photo you chose to display of your father-in-law ~ it speaks volumes of cheer and joy. May his memory surround you, the Lord's comfort encompass you, and your ties in Christ give you peace and rejoicing.

In Christ's Love,
Katie

Psalm 116:15

Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry for your loss and will be praying for the you and your family.

Tracey McBride said...

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Wendi said...

Dear Monica,

I am so sad to hear this. I hope the comfort of knowing you one day be together again will see you through. Praying for all of you!

Wendi

Tami said...

i am so sorry! i pray for peace.

Janel said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I'll be praying for your family.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh Monica! I am so sorry! I will be praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Monica and Family;

I too am saddened at the news of Bill's Homegoing. Sudden deaths are always such a schock for the family, but oh how blessed for the one going Home that they don't have to linger and suffer.

I have cards ready to mail to you-all and Elaine, but I just learned that there is no mail on Monday because of Columbus Day, so I thought I would express my love and condolences here. I am and have been praying for all of you ever since your mom called me on Friday night. I know that God's loving comfort will sustain you through this difficult time.

I love you dearly, Grandma

rachaelnz said...

So sorry to hear about your father-in-law, Monica. What a blessing though that you know he is now with His Lord & Saviour! We had the same comfort when my father-in-law passed away earlier this year.

mary bailey said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort and strength for all of you and David's family.

Kristin said...

Oh Monica -

I'm so sorry to hear the tragic news. Your family was heavy on my heart yesterday when I read of this. I'm praying for you and your family as you walk forward in God's grace sufficient for every day.

Love,
Kristin

Dana D said...

So so sorry to hear this news! Your family will be in my prayers!

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry to hear that. It's so hard when loved ones are taken so fast. Praying for you and your family.

Sharon said...

You and your family will be in my prayers. I am very sorry for your loss but am thanking the Lord for Heaven's gain.

Anonymous said...

I am soooo sorry! My heart hurts for you and your family. I will be praying for you all.

Love,
Clorissa

Anonymous said...

Praying for David and your family Monica. I have a picture of my dad on a swing too...he will be gone 6 yrs, and I miss him terribly. Love in Him, Lynnebee

Davonne said...

I am so sorry for your loss :(

That photo is absolutely amazing.

Kathryn said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Oh goodness. :( I am so sorry for your loss. I will be in prayer for you all and wishing you comfort during this difficult time!

grantfamily said...

Prayers are going up right now for your family!

Angela - Life w/ Two Busy Boys said...

I'm so very sorry. My mom died very suddenly two years ago and it was so incredibly hard. I think a sudden loss is especially difficult because you don't have that time to say goodbye. My prayers are with you, David & your family.

Chrissy said...

Your family is in my prayers, dear friend.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. May God bless you and your family. Our prayers are with you. _Aunt Pippy

Bonnie said...

Echoing the others- I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers for your family.
Love and hugs-
Bonnie

Grace said...

Monica my heart is so sad for you all. Bill was such a sweet man. I am thankful for the comfort of knowing he is home.
Love you!!

LynnMarie said...

So sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Monica and David,

I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. There is no easy way to get through it. Lean on God (which I know you will) and take one day at a time. My heartfelt prayers to you and the rest of your family.

Kathy from Pa

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry, Monica. Thanks for letting us all know to pray for your family.

Jenny

Mrs. C said...

Praying for your family during this difficult time.

Bevy said...

Thinking of you - again - as you're family "bears" through another dear loss in the family. May you know God's comforting hand through this time.

Thoughts and prayers!
~Bevy

Brie said...

Monica I was so sad to read this news. We'll definitely be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Loss of a father/grandfather is never easy.

Carol said...

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Chris Worthy said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Kristina said...

You are all in my prayers. Peace to you all.

Elise said...

I am sorry to hear this news...
Praying for y'all...
Elise

Denise said...

So sorry for your loss, but praising God that he is in a better place... Praying that the Lord gives comfort and strength in this very difficult time!

Rachel said...

I am so sorry! Praying that God gives you immense comfort during this time.

Lura said...

So very sorry for your loss. I have to tell you that I gasped when I saw the picture and read what you had written. My 5 year old son asked me what was wrong and I said "that man died". He asked me "did he fall off (the swing)?". I'm sorry if that is inappropriate, but I thought maybe you could use a smile right now.

Anonymous said...

Dear Monica~

You are the 3rd friend we've learned of today that lost a father/father in law over the weekend. May God grant you His strength, peace, and grace. Hold on to the precious memories until you see him again! :-)

Hugs,
~eunice

Ruth said...

So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family.

Ruth

Carol said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

silly lilly's said...

Oh,Monica,
Your family is in our prayers.

Lora K. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family.

Tonia said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I'll be praying for your family.

...they call me mommy... said...

God's love and comfort be with your family & your husband during this time.

Amy said...

I am so, so sorry for your family, Monica. You will be in my thoughts and prayers this week. Love you!

Sara said...

I join the many others praying for you and your family. Praise the Lord that he is finally home - and I pray for your comfort as he'll be missed here on earth.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your families loss Monica. I will be prayin for you all. tammyp

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family.

Elaine said...

Monica, I am so sorry for your loss.
It is never easy to say good-by to one so dear in our lives. How good to know that someday you will greet him again with great joy.
Blessings,
Elaine

Rachel S. said...

Our deepest sympathies to your family from ours.
I'll be praying for you, David and the children. Take Care and God Bless you in this difficult time!

Sarah said...

Praying for your family.

Ellie said...

Monica, I am so sorry to hear this! Praying for you and your family.

asnipofgoodness said...

I am so sorry sweet Monica. You and David and of course the children will be in our prayers. Death is such a hard thing, even when we know we will see our loved ones again. Send our love to David, and to his Mother please. Wish I was there to help!

Anonymous said...

So sorry for you loss.

Cassandra said...

So sorry to hear that. :(

angela said...

Monica, I am so sorry for your loss.

Kimberly said...

I am so sorry!It is hard when it is unexpected. Prayers for your family!

Gena said...

Monica,

I have already said a prayer for you and your family. I am so sorry to hear this very sad news.

Sending hugs your way.

Gena

e.m. said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

SchoolinRhome said...

Praying for you and your family. It's hard to lose a loved one especially when it's suddenly. My husband's mother died the same week I had my youngest child. It was a shock and it is very hard. Those that love the Lord though are in Heaven in full joy. It's sad that we miss them but we will be together again for eternity!