Friday, June 22, 2012

A New Season

Two days ago brought in a new season to our year, but it also brought a new season into my life, for it was the day that my father-in-law was ushered into his heavenly home.  To some that may lead you to say you are sorry for my loss.  However, knowing him was so much more of a gain in my life that the word loss just doesn't even enter into my thoughts.  He was the model of perfection as a father-in-law.  From day one he made me feel a complete part of the family.  His kindness that he has shown me over the years is just beyond words, and his generous spirit is almost overwhelming.

We have been extremely blessed to live only minutes away from him for a very long time, and that has afforded us with so much time that we have been able to spend with him and my mother-in-law.  I am deeply grateful for every minute of these past years that I have spent knowing him.  He will most definitely be missed, but my heart is so full of rich memories of him that I'm quite sure they will tide me over until I see him once again in heaven.

My sister-in-law and brother-in-law have both written tributes to him here and here just in case you would like to read more about such a remarkable, Godly man.


Mrs. T said...

Thanks, Monica,
I do wish to express my understanding of how much you all will now miss, but as you say, it is only temporary. It is more like saying goodbye to someone who has gone on a trip, but that doesn't mean you will miss him any the less.

Sheila said...

Happy you have been blessed for such a while, and that you trust you will see him again one day.

Florence said...

I am sorry for your loss! Hold onto those memories. Hugs! Florence

Jennie and Julie said...

What a nice tribute you wrote of him. I know what a blessing a wonderful father-in-law can be. And thanks also for sending us the links to Doug and Nancy's blogs to read further of his life. It seems he was blessed to have such a rich and long life. Blessings to you and your family. Jennie

Woman of the House said...

I am sorry for your loss, but I'm glad to know his memories help to ease the pain. He sounds like a truly remarkable man.