Saturday, March 14, 2009

Gone to be with the Lord

Paul passed away peacefully Thursday morning at 7:55. His viewing was last night and Jolie, her husband Trent, Mark and I went to Atlanta. Avery spent the night with her classmate but will go with us today for the funeral.

My heart breaks for Jolie. She knows her daddy is in a much better place, but wishes she had more time to tell him she loved him. I believe Avery will be proud of her grandpa today when people say nice things at his funeral.

I appreciate all the many prayers that have gone up for our family. Although you have never met us we thank you for your concern. We believe that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord for Paul. He loved and had received our Savior.

"This world is not our home, we're just passing through......."

21 comments:

Yaya said...

(((Hugs)))

Maggie May said...

Thoughts and prayers with all of you right now. ((hugs))

julie king said...

my heart goes out to your daughter and her family. you are a very, very special lady with the way you handled this situation and all the support you gave. god bless.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Christian ((Hugs)) from us too. God bless you and the family pal. Thank you for letting us know so we may pray and 'be with you' also. xx ♥ ∞

Ruthie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and with the family. It is a comfort to know he is with the Lord. The chorus of this song meant a lot to me when my Mom went to be with the Lord:
"Just think of stepping on shore,
and finding it Heaven.
Of touching a hand,
and finding it God's.
Of breathing new air,
And finding it Celestial.
Of waking up in Glory,
And finding it Home."
by Don Woertzen

Janeen said...

Yea, He got his heavenly promotion! Praise God! I'll be praying for you my friend. Have a sweet time with your friends and family and make some new memories too.

Barb said...

Hi NanaTrish,

I haven't been blog reading so I was unaware of your sad situation. God Be with all of you and give you peace. I pray for strength for each of you.
Janeen is right, He received his heavenly promotion. My friend, it is not easy but you are one of the strongest women I have met online.

hugs and love to you.
Barb

Barb said...

Sorry for your loss may God give you all comfort during this time....Barb

Debby said...

I am sorry for your loss. My prayers to all of you.

MuseSwings said...

And hugs all around from me as well. Thank you for the updates!

freetobeme - Anita said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
In love, Anita

Technonana said...

Trish, I am praising the Lord for the tender mercies He has shown to Paul.
May He be by your family's side as you go forth into the days to come. May He comfort you, and bring you peace, the peace that passes all understanding,
In the Name of our Precious Lord,
Amen

Betsy said...

Big hugs to you. I love the song Ruthie posted here. I heard it for the first time at a funeral. Perfect.

Linda said...

{{PRAYERS}} and Christian sympathy and condolences.♥

Erica Hanks said...

My prayers are with all of you. Hugs and Luvs!

Lavinia said...

Nanatrish, my condolences and prayers for you at this sorrowful time.

Brenna said...

I am so sorry, sweet Trish. May the God of all (and He means ALL) comfort be with you. Hugs, Brenna

Indian Lake Papa said...

You know mama and papa have been praying -

Papa

X O

Poetikat said...

Eternal rest grant unto him.

Peace,

Kat

Maree said...

God Bless you and keep you, my prayers are with you!

Life is so short!

Sandy said...

So sorry to read this Trish...for the whole family..