Monday, May 11, 2009


My Dad.
Lover of God and his family.
The world would probably look at my Dad and consider him to be of no great significance.
On the outside, he looked like just some guy.
He didn't dress for success.
He didn't speak with greatness.
He didn't drive a fancy car.
He didn't have a huge mansion.
He didn't have a big screen TVor huge stereo system.
But what he did have made him RICH.
Not by the world's standard.
But by the only standard that really matters!!
He did not chase after lofty dreams, material possessions or financial success.
He was totally and completely fulfilled by God and the love of his family.
He was defined not by the things this world offered, but by the God who saved him.
His life was defined by simplicity and humility.
Hard work, a deep belly laugh, and an infectious smile were his most memorable attributes.
You see, my precious father, passed from this earth yesterday into the arms of Jesus. While I am deeply saddened,
I grieve with hope.
He left me the most precious gift.
I know where he will spend eternity.
I have peace that he is whole.
I will miss him, my children will miss him.
I will carry on what he began.
He thought he was the richest man on this earth!!
He had the love of God and his family.
Isn't that all that we need?

...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
~Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)


  1. What a wonderful legacy and treasure your dad has left for you. I am praying for you and all of your family, my sweet friend. Please let me know what I can do to help you this week. I love you.

  2. I am so sorry about your loss! Praying for you!

  3. What wonderful thoughts. I am praying for you and your family. Please let us know if we can help in any way over the coming days. Love you!

  4. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that your dad passed away! I will pray for you and your family. :)