Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Sad Weekend

Hello everyone!

My father in law (who had been battling lung cancer and heart failure) died suddenly last Friday.  He was in the hospital being treated for fluid on his lungs.  He was weak and had trouble breathing.  He started getting better (or so we thought) until Friday when they noticed he was struggling to breathe.  They had planned on moving him into the ICU, but God had other plans.  We believe a sudden heart attack took him.  It is a great loss for our family!  He will be memorialized on Tuesday.  



This poem touched our hearts as we found it after his death.


HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST

God saw that he was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around him
And whispered, "Come with me."

With tearful eyes we watched him suffer,
And saw him fade away
Although we love him dearly,
We could not make him stay

A golden heart stopped beating.
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.


Rest in peace JW, aka, "Papa".


~ Kelly ~

49 comments:

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Oh Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. xo Laura

Little Farmstead said...

A beautiful poem… My prayers are with your family…May God's peace and hope fill your sweet hearts. xo

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So sorry for your families loss Kelly. Sending you a hug and praying for all of you.

Susie said...

Kelly, I am so sorry for the loss of your papa. I hope you will accept my condolences. It is sad to read this poem, as it makes me think of my dad. I pray for all of you at this time. xoxo,Susie

White Weathered Hutch said...

My heart goes out to you and your family! Hugs Linda

chateau chic said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kelly. I pray you and your family will sense God's peace that passeth all understanding.
Mary Alice

Christine Vandormolen said...

Kelly and Family, please accept my sincere condolences. I am very sorry for your loss.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Kelly, so sorry for your loss. He is at peace now, no more suffering.
You and your family have my deepest sympathy.
Mary

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gosh, you made me cry.
Praying for y'all.

Love, Me :)

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry, Kelly. I will keep your entire family in my prayers. Sending you lots of hugs.

Cozy Little House said...

So sad for your loss, Kelly. For your whole family.
Brenda

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news, Kelly...I know he will be very missed. Sending prayers for comfort...xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I am so sorry for you and your families loss. My heart goes out to all of you.
Hugs,
Sherry

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Kelly- I am so sorry for your whole family. He sounds like he is a man that will leave a "hole" in the fabric of your family. My heart aches for you. That is one of my favorite memorial poems. xo Diana

20 North Ora said...

Prayers for you and your family during this time of loss.

Judy

JoAnne said...

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time, Kelly. The poem is so beautiful and meaningful. I'm glad you shared it with us. Take care.

Bonnie said...

So sorry, Kelly. I will remember your family in prayer.

Beautiful poem.

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kelly. ♥

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I am so sorry Kelly. I know that you and your family can take comfort in all of the memories you share.

Ron said...

Prayers for you and your family:)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Dear Kelly, you and your sweet family will be in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss. xoxoxo

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your father-in-law, Kelly. I can tell from your post that he held a special place in your heart.

xo, Vickie

Sandy said...

so sorry to hear of your loss. The poem is beautiful and comforting.

White Lace and Promises said...

This poem brought comfort to us when my dad died. I am so sorry for your loss. Even when we expect it, it is never expected. Prayers for you and family, Kelly.

Bonnie

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so sorry, Kelly. Sending many prayers and a big hug. That poem is spot on. May he be at peace.

Jane xx

Debby said...

So sorry Kelly. Hugs and prayers.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you all. Jane

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Kelly, I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Doreen@househoneys said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family Kelly. May you find comfort in your memories.

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh Kelly...my heart is breaking for you and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
hugs,
Cindy

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Ryan and I are praying for you and the family. It's never easy. Sending hugs your way.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kelly, and send deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope that wonderful memories help you get through this difficult time.

AntiqueChase said...

I'm sorry!

Judy said...

Kelly, I'm so sorry to hear of your father in law's untimely passing. As trite as it sounds, he is now in a better place and no longer suffering....the ones suffering are the ones left behind.

I pray God's peace on your family in the coming days and weeks. May you find comfort in all your wonderful memories of such a fine man.

Judy said...

Kelly, I'm so sorry to hear of your father in law's untimely passing. As trite as it sounds, he is now in a better place and no longer suffering....the ones suffering are the ones left behind.

I pray God's peace on your family in the coming days and weeks. May you find comfort in all your wonderful memories of such a fine man.

Katie Mansfield said...

I am so very sorry. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Praying for your family.

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Sending condolences to your family and hoping that memories of him will help you through this difficult time.

Linda said...

Bless your heart.....I am so sorry. It is comforting to have our faith and know God has a plan for all of us.
Prayers for you and your family.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Kelly....my heart just breaks for you. I can empathize with your feelings of sadness, loss, and pain right now. Cry. Have your moments of complete weakness that bring you to your knees. And....embrace it...as it will help you heal in the difficult days ahead. Know that God is feeling your pain and crying with you...but he is also loving you and holding you all close. I will be keeping you in my prayers, sweetie.

xoxo laurie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am so very sorry for your family's loss...yes, he takes the best....you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Junkchiccottage said...

So sorry for your loss Kelly. Your father in law sounded like a good man. I am sure he will be so missed by all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your wonderful memories of him bring you comfort.
Kris

Bliss said...

:(

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

oh no. i am so sorry to see this. praying for you and your family to find the strength and comfort during this time of sadness and loss. sending hugs to you.

Maria Elena said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Kelly. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take care, hugs, Maria

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Art and Sand said...

I missed this post. I am sorry to hear about your loss and I wish you well today during the memorial.

Anne said...

Kelly I am so sorry for your loss.Keeping you all in my prayers.

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Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, keeping you and the family in my prayers during this difficult time.