Just stopping in for a few minutes to let you know that I'll be taking a break from blogging this week. Yesterday my husband's dad passed away. We are still in shock as he was in perfect health, until Saturday when he had a massive brain aneurysm.
I have been blessed with the best father-in-law that one could ever wish for. When I wonder how I ever came to have such a wonderful husband, I only need to look at his generous hard-working dad, remember how tenderly he cared for his wife and the beautiful marriage and friendship they have shared for 50 years. He made me feel like a daughter and not just an in-law and I'm so glad that I've had eight years in their family. He truly cared about people, whether it was the neighbors in his small farming community, the handicapped children he helped, or his friends from the year he spent in Ethiopia. I grieve that my children will probably not remember their big-hearted granddad.
"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1:21
"To be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." 2 Cor 5:6
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Rev 21:4
(I know all this in my head. Getting it to my heart is more difficult. "For we walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Cor 5:7)