Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Today my daddy passed on, ever since he left the hospital he'd been having a low grade fever that would come and go. This morning my step-mom called and said that his temp was really high and so was his blood sugar he had been battling diabetes for 40 years, most of both his feet had been amputated. She call the paramedics and they didn't think he wasn't responsive, Daddy wouldn't have wanted to go back into the hospital and would have wanted to be at home.

He's home now with the Lord, his amputated feet are whole and his arthritic hands are crooked no more. And his fuss box is crying Holy! Holy! Holy! He was sort of a fuss box at times :O) but, he loved the Lord. My stepmother told us that he prayed all day Sunday and would not accept anything she tried to give him. I remember when he was in the hospital, and I was trying to find something on TV for him to watch, he told me to find something that I liked because he wasn't interested in any of that stuff anymore, all he was interested in was Jesus. That made me smile, I said, "daddy that's a good thing".

Pray for my family, and for me, for I'm feeling so much sorrow. I love my daddy, and Iam going miss him so much. I know the Lord is with me, it's His promise and I'll be holding on.

I love you daddy, and I'll see you again.


Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Oh Deb, I am so very sorry. My heart is heavy for you and yet rejoicing with your Dad as you know he is with the Lord. Can you imagine the glory he is witnessing now? Glories that our eyes and minds can't comprehend. I'm so glad that you have the promise of reuniting with your dad one glad day.

I'll be praying for you dear sister.

Warm hugs,

Wendy said...

Deb, I am so sorry, I am happy your daddy is no longer suffering but I also know how your heart is broke, I will pray you will find comfort in our Fathers arms, take care my friend. (((HUGS)))Wendy

Elise said...

Hey Deb, I came from Picket's and I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I am glad to hear that you know he is with Jesus.
On another note, I LOVE your "granny glider" and that you got it for free!!
I am originally from West Ga. so when I go home, I just follow the signs to Birmingham!!

Connie said...

Oooooh, Deb, I just got back to son's house from Olive Garden and read you post. I'm sooooo sorry, my alabama sweet chick. So very sorry for you. But I KNOW you'll see him again. The Lord is not far from coming! I'll say prayers for your dada tonight. Hugs and smoochies,

Jan Parrish said...

Oh, Deb, I am in tears for you and your family. Yet I am rejoicing that he is with Jesus and he is whole again.I'll bet he's dancing up a storm and rejoicing. I hope he meets my FIL and they can watch the ballgame together.

I'll be praying for you and your family. ((((h))))

Pearl said...

~wrapping my arms around you in a gentle hug~

I'm so very sorry, Deb. I know how heavy your heart is. And though you know your Daddy is with Jesus and truly home, it is still amazingly sad. God bless your heart.

Deb, I think it is such a blessing that your Dad told you he was only interested in Jesus. My tears are just flowing as I picture you with him at that time. I was with my Daddy near the end of his life as he lay in the hospital. Just the two of us. I sat at his side as he drifted in and out of awareness. He was riddled with cancer and wasn't even able to move anymore. Suddenly, in the silence of that room, my Daddy sat bolt up-right in his bed and stared straight ahead. I was shocked and just sat there, frozen as I watched a miracle unfold before my eyes. In a very soft voice, Daddy said, "You there. Call Your name to me!" I looked and saw no one, yet Daddy kept his brilliant blue eyes focused. Then tears began to flow from his eyes and he nodded and whispered, "I thought so, Jesus. Thank You." Then he smiled and laid back down.

So you see, Deb, though God called your sweet Daddy home, He also allowed you the knowledge and peace of heart that your Daddy indeed did know Jesus. What a glorious gift to recieve.

I hope you can feel my prayers and love going out to you, my dear friend. God bless...

~hugs 'n love~


Kindra said...

I am so sorry, Deb. Your dad is in a better place now. He is free from all his pain. I will be keeping you and you family in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUGS))

Carolyn said...

Sos sorry for you lose. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Please except my sympathy. I am very sorry to hear of your Daddy. You are correct though he is now whole and complete and in the arms of the Lord!

I will say a prayer for you and your family!


Picket said...

Oh sweet Lord....Ded...girl I wish I could put my arms around you and hug you....I am so sorry...I cannot even begin to imagine your loss...But I rejoice with you in the fact that your sweet daddy is with the Lord and I know you will see him again some day..but oh my dear friend until that day I pray God surround you with his love and mercy..flood your heart and soul with peace and joy and comfort...God be with you and your family during this difficult time.."O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" God blees you my dear are in my ya!

Monday through Sunday said...

Hello Deb ~ I am so sorry. You will be on my heart and in my prayers. Much love to you.

The Cozy Parsonage said...

You are in my prayers! I know your daddy has already ran up and hugged your daughter-what a day they are having! SOmeday we will be with them!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, My heart breaks for you dear friend! "To be absent from this earth, is to be present with the Lord." What a beautiful promise that your dad is now rejoicing in!
You and your family will be in my prayers! ~Love ya, Rhonda

sheila said...

Deb, I'm sorry for your pain...and share your gladness for your daddy's're so right...he's gone on home and will see you one of these days :)


Ruthie said...

Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Even though we know he is with Jesus, our hearts here break because we miss them so. Thinking and praying for you and the family as you go through these difficult days. There's a song that meant so much to me when my Dad went to be with the Lord. This is the chorus:

"Just think of stepping on shore
and finding it Heaven,
Of touching a hand
and finding it God's,
Of breathing new air
and finding it Celestial,
Of waking up in Glory
and finding it Home."
-by Don Woertzen
I pray that God will wrap His arms around you and give you comfort.

This Country Girl said...


I'm so sorry about your daddy. I know you'll miss him tremendously here on this earth, but he is rejoicing in heaven! Someday you'll see him again and how blessed you are to know where he's spending eternity! I'll be praying for you as you face days ahead too!

Hugs to you,

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh no! Deb I am so sorry to hear of this. It sounds though that in his own way, he was getting ready to go home to the Father.

As much as it hurts right now, it is a great comfort to know that he was right with God and is now whole and dancing before Jesus.

My father died 5 years ago this month, it it just killed me inside to see all the pain he went through in his last 2 1/2 years of life. When his time came, I was still so sad, but at the same time relieved that all of his pain was finally gone.

{{{{{{{{ Deb}}}}}}}

Big hugs,


DeNiece Barnes said...

My prays are with you and your family at this sad time in your life, but continue to look up to Jesus, he will soothe the pain and sorrow.

Pearl said...

Just checking in to see how you're doing, Sweetie. You sure have been on my mind and certainly in my prayers. Deb, please know that so many of us are holding you and your loved ones very close to heart during this difficult time in your life.

~gentle hugs 'n blessings~
Love... Pearl

JoAnne said...

Oh Deb,

I am just catching up with all my blogger friends after a week of Michael's appointments.

I was shocked and saddened to read about your Dad. I didn't realize he still wasn't feeling well. Take comfort in knowing that a part of him will always be with you. And some day you will be able to think of him with smiles instead of tears. I am sure your Dad is already reunited with your daughter and they have shared a big hug.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by Michael's blog. Your comments bring me great comfort - I consider you a true friend.

With deepest sympathy, JoAnne

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb. I am so..sorry I haven't been around much. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I hope your daddys memories help bring you comfort. You and your family are in my prayers. Rejoice in knowing that someday you will see your dad again!! Luv Ya! Terrie