Monday, February 9, 2015

Heaven Couldn't Wait....


and neither could my Dad! He went home to be with his Lord on Friday, February 6th. The sun was shining so bright that day, after many gloomy days prior. The call came to me just before 1:00 p.m. just as I was getting my lunch around. I almost didn't answer my phone, but something told me I should.  I was not expecting to hear my brother-in-law on the other end, as the call came from my Dad's phone. I was told the news was not good and I immediately thought he may have fell and was taken to the hospital. But no it was much worse, my Dad was gone.  It took several minutes for it to hit me, because my Dad was not ill. I was later told he had gone to lunch as he always has on Fridays with his older brother and a few others. He did not feel well, but he went. Apparently he became sick at the restaurant and they decided to turn around and get him home. He was ill on the way home as well.  He was settled back into his favorite chair and small talk was made as this distant relative sat with my Dad.  He became ill again and as she returned from getting something for him, he was gone!
I am told he looked so peaceful! I live too far away to have made it before he was taken away. But I know he is with my Mom now and that's how it should be!

Thursday will be a very difficult day. My parents were blessed with 19 grandchildren and to count, 37 great grandchildren.  I believe most if not all of the grandchildren will attend.  My family is spread far and wide, it takes time for them to gather.  So sad the occasion for which this gathering is for. My father was a very religious man and his love for all of us was felt so profoundly. Our gathering together is our way of showing one last time our love for him!


My Dad would not want us to grieve but rejoice, because now he is in Heaven!
With his Lord!

I think a few of us need a little bit of time and I'm sure my Dad will be okay with that!
I love you Dad and will miss you greatly!

13 comments:

  1. Oh Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear this news. Peace, love and grace be with you. Do contact me if you need an ear. I would love to hear from you.

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    1. Thank you! It's been so long time since I have blogged, sad it has to be about this. But with alot of what I post it is to log a memory, sad or otherwise.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in my prayers.
    Blessings,
    Shelia

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  3. Lisa, I am really sorry to read your post about losing your father. Though the pain of loss is intolerable, knowing that he is now in the arms of Jesus makes it a little easier. God took him quickly and peacefully, like my momma. I do believe that that in itself is a blessing. Peace and love to you and your family,,,,,,,

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your dear Dad.
    May the support of your extended family bring comfort to you at this time and may the memories of happy times spent with your Dad keep him close in your heart always.
    Hugs!

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  5. I am so sorry to hear of your Lois's. I pray God's peace for you and your family. I have missed you posting on your wonderful blog.
    Blessings...
    Sherri

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  6. So very sorry for your pain Lisa!! He wasn't alone and his illness wasn't lingering!!! You know God's Grace and you know that there is life here after!!! Thank goodness for your faith in knowing he is with your Mom!!!
    God Bless you Lisa!

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  7. Lisa, I am late in finding this. I am so sorry for your loss even though I rejoice with you that your dear father is safely home. Comfort to each one who will be missing him and love to you...

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  8. Stopping in to see how you're doing. Thinking of you

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  9. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for your visit it was wonderful to hear from you, your words were so sweet and kind.
    I am so sorry for your loss too. We both lost our dads so close to each other. I look at his picture everyday and talk to him like he is still here. I keep in close in my heart, just like you do. I wish I could just hug you!!! please know my heart goes out to you and your family.
    Elizabeth

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  10. I love you, Pops.
    I know he's at peace.
    cuzz I have pull in Seventh-Heaven.
    HawrHawr
    God bless you.

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