Friday, September 9, 2011

In Memory of My Dad

In Memoriam of My Dad

Five years ago today my dad passed from this country into the heavenly country.
We miss him, yet we know he is far better above, and this is all a part of God's perfect plan.

"The very thought of a holy and all powerful God to Whom they had to give an account was something which they could not stomach.  And when we say "man" or "they," we are surely saying you and I.  We must repent of the folly and wickedness of denying God and rebelling against that light and resisting His will." - Keith M.

"You are not going to see yourself as you really are until you see God as He is.
You are not going to see how low you have fallen until you see how high God is." - Keith M.

As my sister, Annie, wrote:
"He [was] a husband, father of eight, preacher, homeschool parent (when he knew none personally), and more. I remember how he taught us faithfully and eagerly, the sacrifices he made for us, how we did things together like biking and talking as we rode along, how he listened to my concerns and offered advice, prayed with me, encouraged me, and gave books when he saw I had an interest in something, or he wanted to teach me something—usually the deepest lessons. I love him for all of these things. And miss him—five years ago last Saturday was his home-coming."

I add my hearty assent to that!  He was not perfect, and would have readily agreed to that, but he was a parent who truly cared about us, and he loved the Lord above all.

My dad and me, c. 1984

Dad, Mom, Grace, Matthew, and John

Dad holding Annie, Mom holding Mark...John, Grace, and Matthew

Dad at work in FL


Sophia Merie said...

May the Lord comfort you all during this difficult time as you morn your loss yet rejoice in your father's gain.

Melissa M. said...

Thank you, Sophia!

Lilac Bud Gal said...

I'm very sorry for the loss of your dad. That must be pretty hard.

I had a quick question, if you don't mind.. You commented on my blog, Through the lilac bushes, to enter the giveaway. You put your email at the end of each comment (which is fine) but I wanted to ask if it was ok if I published them? I didn't want to give out information if you didn't want me to. :) thanks for entering!!!

In Christ's Service,

PS Can I ask how you found my blog? :)

Melissa M. said...

Thank you. We miss him!

I can't remember how I found your blog! Most likely a link from another blog. (Can you check your stats?)