28 Jul 2010

My Dad

Dad and me on Sunday.

Hello friends,

Just wanted you all to know that last night my beloved father passed away quietly at home surrounded by his family.

We're all holding up pretty well.

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers over the last three weeks since he was first diagnosed. They have all meant so much to me.

That's why I want you to know. Because you are my friends. And you care.

Thank you for that too.

Psalm 142

1 I cry aloud to the LORD;
I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.
2 I pour out my complaint before him;
before him I tell my trouble.

3 When my spirit grows faint within me,
it is you who know my way.
In the path where I walk
men have hidden a snare for me.

4 Look to my right and see;
no one is concerned for me.
I have no refuge;
no one cares for my life.

5 I cry to you, O LORD;
I say, "You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living."

6 Listen to my cry,
for I am in desperate need;
rescue me from those who pursue me,
for they are too strong for me.

7 Set me free from my prison,
that I may praise your name.
Then the righteous will gather about me
because of your goodness to me.


  1. Oh Jeanne, I am so sorry, but also rejoicing he has with our father in heaven...I know he will be missed here, you are in my prayers dear friend.

  2. My condolensces to you Jeanne and your family. I praise our Lord, that you all were able to spend so much precious time together, making the most of every minute.

    Love and blessings,

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

  4. I am so sorry. I'm praying for you this morning.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's so hard when ones we love go ahead of us into Heaven.

  6. I am so sorry! I'm praying for you. ((hugs))

  7. Jeanne, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I pray the Lord will help you and your family through the days that lay ahead. Thank you for letting us know and may the God of Peace be your strength.

  8. The loss is very sorrowful here I know. May there be a measure of comfort in that there will be a future reunion for you and he. Praise the Lord that he is in perfect health now. Praise the Lord that he has met our Savior face to face and what unexpressable joy he must be feeling at this moment.

    I do pray that our loving Lord would bring you peace during this time.

  9. Praying for you and your family...

  10. Oh, my darling. I know your heart is breaking, even in the midst of your assurance that you will see your Daddy again. May you feel the peace of comfort of our gracious Savior.

  11. Faith, hope, love...The greatest of these is love. You loved & were loved & that remains.

    You will treasure your mum more for the loss of your dad. I know I do. Blessings, dear friend. May you know the deep love & assurance of the comfortor of our souls as you walk through this valley & may He be a lamp unto your feet & a light to your path. ♥

  12. Jeanne, I am sorry for you and your family, I will be praying for strength for you all in the next few days and weeks. What a blessing to know your Dad is now with his Father in Heaven.

  13. Very sorry to hear of your dear Father leaving, but how blessed he was to be sourrounded by such a loving family. We continue to pray for you and all your family members during this time of saddnes. Love you lot's Sarah J xxx

  14. Jeanne, I am so sorry for your loss. I would be lost without my father so I can imagine your grief is immense. You uplifted me with your words of faith and may God wrap his arms around you and fill you with His Peace. Love, Penny

  15. When Josh called my yesterday with the news of your father's passing, I couldn't help but get a bit teary eyed (and again reading this).
    I didn't know your father well, but that didn't keep him from greeting me with a hug and kiss EVERY time he saw me.
    To someone new in town, who didn't grow up as part of the, "gang," that meant a lot to me.
    He was a lovely, loving, Godly man and I will miss him.

  16. I was so sad to see this post. My heart hurts for you. Praying for you and your family during this time of grief. xo

    PS - what an amazing photo of you both.

  17. Oh Jeanne,
    I am sorry for your loss and your children's loss. Loss is sad, even when there is a deep joyousness. It's because we have lost someone special to us, regardless of the fact that we will see them again. The loss is ours, today... and it can hurt.

    Prayers, hugs and thoughts for you over the coming days, weeks and months.

  18. I'm so sorry to hear of the sad news of your dad. My sincere love, prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Praise God your dad is now in heaven with Jesus.

    All my love,


  19. I'm thinking of you, and your family, and sending you all enormous, virtual hugs.

  20. Jeanne, I am so so sorry:(
    I am praying that the God of all comfort would comfort you all at this time.
    How good though that you got to have some fun family times in the past few weeks and how great is this picture of you both taken only a few short days ago. God is indeed good!
    Amidst the painful situations of my life, I've learnt to lift up my voice and say "God is good" and this actually does wonders for my soul:) I pray that you would feel His goodness and love flowing over you all in the days to come...

  21. Dear Jeanne,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear dad. May the Lord wrap His arms around you in this very hard time.
    Much love,
    Butter Fly

  22. Jeanne, giving you a hug. Your dad was a lovely man and I have fond memories of him. Love to you and yours. Praying that the joy of the Lord will be your strength.
    Joel xx

  23. Praying that the Lord would grant you much peace and comfort in this time (((hugs)))

  24. Hugs to you dear Jeanne,
    He will keep you in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon him. Thinking of you all.

  25. "When my spirit grows faint within me,
    it is you who know my way."

    These are beautiful words from Psalm 142.

    Jeanne you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.


  26. Jeanne,

    Sorry to hear about your Dad, we are thinking of you and your family and sending our prayers to you...

    Hugs to you all


  27. I am so sorry to hear of your loss - what a beautiful photograph and such a treasured memory.

    I've only just found your blog so haven't been aware of your situation but I do feel for you and pray that the Lord will strengthen and comfort you at this time. There is much to give God thanks for - you chose a beautiful psalm.

    Be strong in the Lord dear sister x

  28. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

  29. Jeanne, may you and yours all feel God's arms around you especially at this time.

  30. Dearest Jeanne, I am so sorry! I will pray that you and your family feel our Heavenly Father's arms around you as you walk through this sorrow. Thank you for giving us the privilege of praying for you!

  31. In my thoughts and prayers - knowing that you will meet again some day is such a comfort, so only part for a while and then together for eternity.

  32. so sorry to hear your news Jeanne. I will be praying for you all as you grieve your loss.

  33. I am sorry for your loss Jeanne. Been out of touch with the computer till just now to say so, but you and your wider family have been in our families' prayers.

  34. I too am also very sad and sorry to hear your news.

    Thinking of you and your family.

  35. OH, Jeanne, I'm so very sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful picture of your and your Dad.

  36. Sending you love Jeanne, my new friend. I cannot imagine how this experience must cause you to feel.

    I pray God's comfort and peace will be ever near to you and your family over the coming weeks.

    Your Dad died on my birthday so I am sending you a bunch of daffodils. They are the flower of these days for me.


  37. Oh Jeanne, my heart goes out to you and your family.I'm so very sorry for you all. I'm glad you were able to enjoy those last few weeks with your Dad. He sounded like a wonderful man. We will continue to pray for God's comfort and peace.

  38. Dear Jeanne,

    Sorry I'm late with this, I haven't been on the computer much lately. Just want you to know that I'm praying for you. I hope you and your family are doing OK.

    Hugs, Mel xx

  39. So sorry to hear about this sad time for your family--our best wishes from this side of the world.

  40. Can you imagine me giving you a big hug? Words just fail me.


    (Mrs BB, just in case I end up having to post as anonymous.)

  41. I'm so sorry, but I know he is with the Lord--that has to be a huge comfort. Big hug.

  42. Jeanne! I'm sorry I missed this, being overly busy right now. I walked this road in 2008, except I had just a wee few more weeks to digest the burden of it all. Blessings and love and hugs and peace to you in Christ Jesus, my dear, sweet friend! May you be comforted in your knowledge of the Father's deep, rich grace poured out for your father and for YOU. xoxo


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