Grieving, writing, remembering

My father-in-law passed away this weekend. This is one of the few times I've felt blog speechless.

Obviously this is a private family time and yet my relationship with him is a part of who I am. And so I am left floundering for words that I can express here. I've taken to my journal; this is not the time and place to blog what is on my heart. Someday I hope to share because the thoughts I have are precious and good. And those are the kind of thoughts worth writing and remembering.

Thank you for keeping our family in your prayers. This is a hard time but it is also a time of thanksgiving and remembrance. I am grieving and yet I'm grateful as I remember my father-in-law as a faithful husband to the wife of his youth, a father to four fine children (one of whom I am so privileged to be married to), a gentle grandfather, a talented guitarist, a skilled woodworker and handy outdoorsman.

A wonderful man and a life well lived. And at the end a faith that carried him home.

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  • Nicole

    Nicole on March 23, 2009, 7:36 p.m.

    So sorry for your loss. May you feel God's peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    Still praying for you all, Nicole


  • Shawna

    Shawna on March 24, 2009, 3:30 a.m.

    Oh Renee, I'm so sorry to hear this. He looks like such a gentle father and grandfather and it is clear how much he will be missed. Your family is in my thoughts. I hope spring will lift you up so you can cherish all your happy memories with him.

    Shawna's last blog post... an okay anniversary


  • claudia

    claudia on March 24, 2009, 3:47 a.m.

    May you and your family be surrounded by God's comforting love and filled with the peace that only He can give.

    Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give your rest. Matthew 11:28


  • Wayfaring Wanderer

    Wayfaring Wanderer on March 24, 2009, 3:52 p.m.

    For not having any words to share, I was surely touched. You take this time to work it out however you see fit. That is the best way.

    Wayfaring Wanderer's last blog post... Dancing with the Daffodils


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