Thursday, March 15, 2012

peace

Grandpa was in the Pacific Theater in WWII and received a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars. For twenty five years, he coached varsity basketball at Northern Arizona State University while raising my dad and his sister, Patty. After my grandmother passed away, he met Sonya, his darling wife, at the mailbox (we had fun teasing them about this) and she made his last years sparkle with her delightful humor and warmth.

There was brief recognition as my parents held his hand and sat with him Saturday afternoon. For the last three days and nights, my dad stayed at his side, reading, praying and gently talking of life... In the night, he slipped away...

There is everything and nothing to say. What peace that all things are in God's hands.

8 comments:

Ginger said...

Much love to you and your family, especially your dad. The loss of a parent still rings of being orphaned no matter the age...yet, we are adopted and have become sons and daughters of the Most High. May peace and rest reside with you and yours.

Genevieve Thul said...

Wishing I could give you and your dad a hug! Prayers for peace as you go through all of the landmarks that accompany death. A hard time of year for you to walk back through them. I love you!

Tracy said...

Prayers friend! Please tell your parents we are praying for them.....Much love!

Naomi said...

I'm so sorry, Amy. Much love to you and your family.

emily said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for your parents and your aunt. Hugs and kisses to all of you.

Amy said...

Thank you, sweet friends. There are a number of things we as a family are thankful for as God's grace has been evident. We are truly at perfect peace.

tonia said...

May God's love be so near to you now. I am praying today for deep comfort and peace - for all the circumstances that weigh on your heart. Much love.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry dear Amy. Thankful that your dad was able to be there. May the Lord give you all great comfort.

In Christ,

Adela