Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. "
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

We just received news that our Granddaddy has passed away.
This is news that we have been trying to prepare ourselves for over the past few months...
However, now when we're faced with the news our hearts are breaking,
our tears are flowing, and our questions have already started forming.

We had big plans to visit Granddaddy this weekend.
We had wanted to see him, a belated Father's Day visit.
We were so eager for the weekend to arrive and now we're left feeling like a precious moment has been ripped away from us before we were ready.

We have spent every night since May praying for Granddaddy as a family.
In May we attended a doctors visit with him where they shared some results.
The words still haunt us...it was definitely cancer and it had spread through the blood to his bones. We will never forget that moment with Granddaddy.
His hope was that if he received treatment for his cancer then maybe, just maybe, he could be with all of us a bit longer.
The treatments have been hard...making him weak, tired, and very sick.
Our prayer has been for healing for our Granddaddy.
"Dear God, Please help Granddaddy not be sick" was often the prayer Brenden would pray.

It is with tears that we say God has heard our prayers!

He has truly healed Granddaddy and has welcomed him home today.
Granddaddy had amazing faith and we have no doubt in our minds about the welcome that he received at heaven when he arrived.

We ask now that each of you pray for us and our family.
Granddaddy has been the only grandfather that I have known and has been one of the most influential men in Bobby's life.
I am so thankful for how he has loved me since I've joined their family.
I am so blessed that my kids got to know him over these years.
I'm so appreciative of all that he has done in molding my husband into the man he is today.

However, I'm so sad to say goodbye.

Please pray that even though our grief is strong during this time of sorrow, that we will find comfort in the memories that we have made with him that will carry us into each tomorrow!

4 comments:

The Darling Dukes said...

Beautiful. Crying with you over this loss. Rejoicing with you that he feels no more pain. Love you all

leigh anna said...

i love you

The Good Family said...

Such a beautiful tribute... and, I, too, was brought to tears as I read your post. I am praying for all of you during this time. Love you!

Tiffany said...

Brooke, this was beautiful. Thank you for sharing. We're praying for all of you right now-for strength, peace,and wisdom. Let us know if there's anything we can do. Praying for you. Love ya!