Friday, July 22, 2011

Heaven seems a lil' sweeter...

...now that our precious Poppa is there. 
My dear father-n-law passed away yesterday.  He was at home surrounded by all of us that loved him.  We've been looking  through many pictures today - all of them holding special memories - but none more special than the one above.  My son accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior on December 21, 2009 and my father-n-law, who was a Deacon, asked if he could baptize Casen.  Of course, we wanted him too.  At that time, Glen said,  "I have now seen both my children and all my grandchildren saved - if I left this world tomorrow - that would be o.k."  How lil' did we know that just a few days after Casen's baptism, Glen would be diagnosed with cancer.  He put up an incredible fight.  God did not choose to heal him on earth - but He sure has made him perfect in Heaven. 

We will so miss you Poppa - thank you for the example you set and for the love you shared.


26 comments:

Farmchick said...

A wonderful moment in time of Casen with his grandfather. So sorry for your loss.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

I am so sorry for the loss to your family but clearly he was also a gift. He sounds like a fantastic man - how blessed you all are to have had his love and guidance! Wishing you peace, comfort and happy memories.
hugs,
Leslie

Cathy said...

What a sweet post. I'm so sorry for your loss. To be baptized by ones grandpa, what a precious gift.

(((Cathy)))

Angie said...

So sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a truly wonderful man. So neat that he baptized your son and you have a great picture of that special moment.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

I am also so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I lost my own dad last month and I miss him every day. With my deepest sympathy, Dawn

CaraRose said...

Just one more reason to go *home* someday Cathy, Shaun and Casen!

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

We are sorry for your loss but what sweet gain heaven has!

Love to all

Look beyond the picket fence said...

I am sorry to hear about your father-in-law. May he rest in peace.
denise

NanaDiana said...

Oh- It is so hard to have someone we love leave this Earth-even when we know that they are in a better place...we want them back. I am glad he is beyond pain and suffering and you know that he is now safe in God's arms! xo Diana

9405018--Pat said...

So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family. Hugs Pat H

Debbie said...

What wonderful memories you have. There is nothing sweeter than knowing you will see them again. What a great assurance. Remembering you in this time. Blessings, Debbie

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

I'm so sorry you lost your FIL, but what a wonderful legacy he leaves!

My dad baptized our oldest son also! It was precious!

Blessings,
Tammy

Welcome said...

My heart and prayers are with you and your family. What an incredible blessing each of you experienced by having such a godly man in your lives. Sending you prayers, hugs and blessings.
Amy

Welcome said...

My heart breaks for your loss Cathy. Yet I can see that your father in law made an indelible mark on each of your lives that will last throughout eternity. Sending you prayers, hugs and blessings,
Amy

Kim said...

Precious Memories...
God's love to you all,
Kim in OK

Angelina Raven said...

He was such a wonderful person. We are thinking of you all.

cindy the cottage chick said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your FIL's passing....it's bittersweet to say goodbye while holding all those precious memories in your heart.

Blessings to you and your family during this time of grieving and remembering such a wonderful man.

((hugs))

Becca's Dirt said...

So sorry to hear about your father in law. Wonderful memory that he baptized your son.

Deb said...

I have chills as I read this....along with the song playing. So sorry for your loss...but grateful for the precious memories that you have to carry you thru!

Kerin said...

My heart goes out to you and you're family. It is so hard to lose those that we love. We miss them everyday, and long for another hug.
What a blessing it will be to see them once more and give them that long awaited hug.
Sending you hugs (( ))

Tardevil said...

What a sweet photo to cherish forever! My heart goes out to you and your family. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Many blessings.
Sandy from Love ya to stitches.

Susanne said...

So sorry for your loss, but it is God's gain and what a perfect ending to a good life here on earth. My husband was diagnosed with myeloma in January. There is no cure, just hope for remission. So far he is doing well and God is good to let him live a bit longer so we can love him even more. It is so hard to think of loss on down the line, but we only have the moment, nothing more except what God promises us in heaven. The older I get the more I think of heaven, maybe because life is just too short.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
What a very special photo for Casen to have of him and his Poppa.
I am so sorry for your loss, I know you all must be so sad. Your memories are so special now and yours to keep in your hearts forever.
Really big hugs, Elizabeth

StonePath Farm said...

We lost my father-in -law, Alger, a couple weeks ago. Our great joy, however, was to hear that he accepted Christ a week before he passed!

Sandy said...

A wonderful post....my thoughts are with your family.....I just lost a member of my family too.....what a gift your FIL was too all! Sandy

Tilda said...

Cathy,
I am sorry for the loss of your father in law. But I fully believe he watches you and knows the progress of the house and your lives. Smile, he is there with you.
in fond regard, Tilda