Friday, September 13, 2013

Saying Goodbye To Dad


My Dad passed away this week. After 10 years of struggles with the results of a stroke, diabetes, and just growing older, God chose to end my Dad's pain and bring him to his heavenly home where God has lovingly wrapped his arms around 

 my great dad, 

  my mom's loving husband of 63 years, 

 my children's amazingly supportive grandpa, 

 a passionate farmer, even after retirement,

a caring Christian, 

 and a truly funny guy.   

I love you dad, and you will always be In Our Hearts.

 In Our Hearts

by Rose de Leon
We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.


  1. A lovely tribute.
    Like that black and white picture.

    1. Thank you. The black and white photos are some of my favorites.

  2. Amen! Thanks, sis- you made me cry AGAIN!

  3. Writing about dad is easy since there are so many good things to say about him.
    Remember, tears are a gift from God.