Saturday, August 15, 2009

A New Body

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Psalm 116:15

September 15, 1930 - August 15, 2009

My father-in-law has been freed from the grip of Alzheimer's and every other physical and earthly limitation.

Thanks for your kind words and prayers.

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16 comments:

windycindy said...

God bless you and your family!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Oh Linda,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you navigate the next few weeks. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you peace that surpasses all understanding.

Love,
Xandra

Debbie said...

Linda, I'm sorry for your loss. The Psalm 116 passage is of great comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mel said...

Linda my prayers are with you guys.

Suzanne said...

Thank you, Linda. I've been praying for your father-in-law's passing...and another friend's dad who is in hospice, too. Will continue to pray for your family as details all come together to honor his earthly life.

When my husband's father died, someone gave up a book for family that was just AWESOME. Larry Libby's "Someday Heaven." You might have read it...but if not, it is a book that fills your thoughts of heaven. (A children's book...but good for adults, too!).

And what is more soothing for grief?

Lovingly, Suzanne

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I have been praying for all of you. I understand that it is possible to grieve and rejoice at the same time. I'll keep lifting you up. Sending love.

Katherine said...

so sorry to hear about your father in law. I'll be praying for you.

sara said...

Linda, I am so sorry. And I agree with Linda...our hope in Christ gives us the ability to grieve and rejoice at the same time. Someone gave us a beautiful poem when my Aunt passed in March. I thought you might like it:

God looked around His Garden and He found an empty place.
He then looked upon this earth and saw her weary face.
He put His arms around her and lifted her to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful..He always takes the best.
He knew that she was suffering. He knew she was in pain.
He knew she would never get well on earth again,
so He closed her weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine"
Up to Heaven with hands gentle and so kind
It breaks our hearts to lose her, but she did not go alone
For part of us went with her the day God called her home.

Praying for you and your family!

skoots1mom said...

sending prayers for you and your family

My ADHD Me said...

I've been out of contact with the blog world lately and am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law.

Well, I suppose I should be happy for him, as he has gone home. But it is so difficult for those that are still left behind.

You and your family have my prayers.

2Thinks said...

Death is such a challenge. What a blessing that your FIL is Home! Soon and very soon, we are all going to see the King, like that familiar song says. Praying for your family, the sadness- rejoicing that you will see him again someday!

"Rachel" said...

Linda, I am sorry to hear about your loss but rejoicing that your FIL is no longer in pain. Alzheimer's is such an awful disease; my grandmother has it as well. Praying for you & your family.

A Stone Gatherer said...

So sorry for your loss Linda!

Beverlydru said...

Prayers and hugs for you throughout this week as you juggle all your responsibilities. I am saddened and glad that this well-loved man has graduated into Father's presence. To look in His glorious face... wow... what a thought.

Letters From Midlife said...

I'm sure he will be missed but what a relief to release him to the Father's care and to know he is free from the pain and suffering.

Melody said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I was wondering where you were last night...I guess that answers my question.

Praying for your family!