Friday, March 02, 2007

An Honorable Servant

Today was the day that my step-grandfather was buried. He was 85 years old and left behind his wonderful wife of 64 years, three daughters (one of whom is my step-mother), 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, almost all of whom live close enough to be here today to celebrate his life, the "dash" if you will between his date of birth and his date of death. He was a good and faithful servant of God, his family and his country, serving 3 years in the Navy followed by a career in the Air Force.

As he said recently, we are all on the waiting list for Heaven and his name was finally called. We can all rejoice that he went in peace, knowing God and knowing that he was going to a better place, but he will be missed.

Dear Lord, bless those who mourn, with the comfort of your love that they may face each new day with hope and the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given. May their memories become joyful, their days enriched with friendship,
and their lives encircled by your love. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.



At 11:17 PM, March 02, 2007, Blogger Janie said...

May you and yours rest in the comfort of the Father today, Gwynne...

At 8:56 AM, March 03, 2007, Blogger beth said...

Gwynne, what a sweet tribute. So sorry for your loss.

At 3:09 PM, March 03, 2007, Blogger Rachel said...

Gwynne, My thoughts and prayers are with y'all today.

At 3:22 PM, March 03, 2007, Blogger Foo said...


And yet... we mortals, with our limited ability to conceptualize eternity, miss them until that day when they welcome us on the other side.

At 9:00 PM, March 04, 2007, Blogger Eric said...

A lovely tribute. Can't wait for you to introduce me to him someday.

At 12:29 PM, March 05, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Thank you all, very much. :-)


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