Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dad

My father, dad as I called him died tonight as he was having an X-Ray. Though somewhat stunned, and saddened, I know he is in heaven with our Lord and King. Last week we were talking and he said he had always had Christ but didn't strive to be Christ like until very late in life, he didn't understand how important it was to live like Christ. My father was a man of integrity and honour all his life. He was a policeman and served his community upon retirement in various charities. I loved him very much and because he was such a loving, caring father to me, I have a very healthy understanding of our Heavenly Father's love and care for us.

If there is one thing dad could say to you, it would be make Christ your Lord and Saviour and go out and serve Him with love in your heart.

I will be dark for the next few days. I thank you for all your prayers these last months.

Love, Annette

15 comments:

Wendy said...

Dear Annette,
My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time. No matter what, we are never prepared when the end finally arrives.

I know your strong faith in God will carry you through the feelings of pain and loss.

I can feel your love for your father shining all through this post.

May he rest in peace.

Linda said...

Annette, I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. I pray the peace and comfort that only Jesus can give will fill your heart. I will keep you in my prayers.

annie's eyes said...

Oh sweet girl. I am so very sorry. You have been such a faithful daughter and he loved you so. You and your dear mom are in my prayers. May He carry you through the next few days. You were blessed indeed to have such a good man as a dad. My heart is heavy for you, my friend. Love you, Annette

luvmy4sons said...

Sweet Annette,

I am so very sorry about your loss. Heaven's gain is our loss. I am comforted as you are by the knowledge that your father knew the Lord and is home, but the weight of the grief you must be feeling...I know that your faith and our Savior will be a sweet balm to your soul through this time. My prayers will be with you as you go through the process of laying your dad to rest.

Jesus,

We are told to weep with those who weep. I weep today for my sister in Christ. Touch her Lord. Give her an extra special sense of Your presence. May she have a peace that passes understanding. Lead her through these next few days with Your everlasting arms around her. I know You will Lord for You have promised to do just that. There is nothing that can separate us from Your love. Your love binds us all together. May she be truly comforted with the truth that one day she will see her father again and never have to say good bye. Thank You for our assurance of life everlasting. Thank You for our hope that is You. I ask Your blessing and a special touch of love and comfot upon my friend. Amen.

Lisa said...

Anne, I cannot begin to express my sadness for you and Barbara. At the same time, I rejoice in the fact that Charlie is now in a place of peace. I will keep you close in my prayers over the next days, weeks and months. Do not hesitate to call on me if the need arises.

Karen said...

Oh Annette, I am so sorry. My heart just breaks for you. I'm praying for you and your mom.Let me know if there is anything I can do for you...

love you,
karen

Ang baylis said...

My heart breaks for you, Annette! Wish I had words to express my sorrow. I hope God brings SO many good memories during these difficult days ahead. Wish I could give you a warm loving hug right now!! I'm going facedown in prayer for you when I get home from work!
I love you!!!
Angie xoxoxo

Mary Lou said...

Annette, I am here from Annie's Eyes...just wanted to you to know that I lifted you and your mom up in prayer. May He meet you with each step that you take,may you feel the touch of His strong right hand. Blessings...Mary Lou

Sherry said...

Annette:

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My sweet dad (and last parent) passed away January 21, 2005. He was like yours, a wonderful, loving, Christian dad who set a good example for others.

I remember the healing I had one morning right after his passing when I was to give a devotion. I thumbed through his Bible and found some of his favorite scriptures. I shared that day from Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint." I knew Dad had "stood" on this scripture many times and I was in need of some strength!

That scripture gave me strength for the day and began a healing in my broken heart.

God does not have favorites, and he will be faithful to bring you comfort, strength and yes, joy during this time.

You are in my prayers.

Nancy said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. May the Lord hold you tight during this time.
In Him,
Nancy

Nancy said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. May the Lord hold you tight during this time.
In Him,
Nancy

Sheryl said...

Annette,

I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. But, when I think about my dad, he died a few years ago, I remind myself that He is looking into the eyes of our LORD. It makes me want to sing that song "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus". That's what your dad is doing too.

It gives me comfort. I hope it will give you some comfort as well.

Sheryl

Jean said...

Hi, Annette,

I am so sorry about your dad and am praying for you. I found the following words paraphrased by Joyce Meyer in her book The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word and I think your dad might be saying it right now: "I will be fully satisfied when I awake [to find myself] beholding God's form [and having sweet communion with Him]." Psalm 17:15

God bless you, dear one.

Jean Myers

Lora said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying the Savior enfolds You in His comfort and care.

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