19 July 2010

Tribute to my Father


This is no fitting tribute...and I know that I don't "know" any of you, really.  But I have shared a great deal with you readers, and you with me, so I couldn't not share that we have lost our Dad today.  He has been sick for years, so it is a blessing that he isn't sick anymore.  But it is oh, so sad to lose your Daddy.  

Here is a picture when he worked for General Electric in his '20s.  I am his spitting image.  He was one of ten, grew up in the country in Georgia, and his family always called him "Smiley".  He was the youngest boy.




Here is a more recent picture with our oldest, Liam.



If you are the praying type, please say a prayer for our family.

 Life is so beautiful and so quick.

Donald Edwin Sr.
November 13, 1937 to July 19, 2010

Thanks for reading...Julie


35 comments:

  1. i am so sorry for your loss. i am praying that you find strength, comfort and peace through this difficult time.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It is never easy to lose a loved one, even if they have been sick for a long time and it is expected. It is still the passing of an era. Take care of yourself.

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  3. This is sad to hear. It's bittersweet to know that they aren't suffering anymore and hard to deal with altogether. Your family is in my thoughts tonight...

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  4. i'm so sorry for your loss. your family will be in my prayers.

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  5. Sitting here teary eyed, praying. So sorry.

    -Rene

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  6. You look just like him! I am praying for your family.

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  7. oh, baby. I am so sorry...

    love to you...

    donna

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  8. Julie,

    I am so sorry to hear about your father. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss - my condolences to you and your family.

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  10. Julie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I can't begin to imagine the sadness in your heart. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer. =)

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  12. Oh Julie, my heart breaks for you. I am so very sorry.

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  13. I will be saying many prayers for your family! What a wonderful father you had! I'm sorry for your loss.

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  14. Oh Julie, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. What a sweet father. I'm sure your heart is hurting. Prayers for you and your family.

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

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  16. Oh, Julie, I'm so sorry :(

    big hug from dagny

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  17. I'm so sorry for your loss

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  18. Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. Take time to heal. xoxo

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that it can be hard to share something like this on your blog, thanks for your bravery!

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  20. I'm So sorry for your loss Julie, I will be praying for your family...peace and comfort be with you today!

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  21. So sorry for your loss...you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

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  22. Oh Julie I'm so sorry. Losing a loved one, especially a parent, is never easy to do. You'll be in my prayers!

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  23. On August 19th it will be one year since I lost my Dad. He was 90 when he passed, but the last four years of his life he had dimentia, and eventually lost his eyesite. He had been a pastor all his life. The hardest part of those last 4 years was to see the one thing he loved the most (his love for the Lord) slowly slip from his memory. I too found peace in knowing he was out of his suffering and was with the Lord he so dearly loved. However, the loss is still great - I miss him every day and look forward to the day we are reunited. I will be praying for you and your family in the days ahead. May the Lord shine his face on you and give you peace in this difficult time. If you would like to send me one of your favorite pictures of your Dad (make it as clear as possible), I would love to send you a little something to remember him by. Take care.

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  24. Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  25. I'm a fairly new reader of your blog and I havent popped out of google reader much to comment, but I just had to today.

    I lost my father about a year and a half ago and my heart goes out to you today. My dad was also sick for awhile prior to his passing, so I understand what you mean by a "blessing that he isnt sick anymore".

    You are in my thoughts and prayers!

    XOXO
    Amy

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  26. Julie, you are in my thoughts and prayers..may your father rest in peace.Sinead x

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  27. Julie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom almost 7 years ago. Even when we are "grown-ups", we still feel a bit like orphans when we lose our parents.

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  28. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss him a lot and I will definitely sayt a prayer for you and your family. And you're right, although I don't "know" you, I sure hate to hear when one of my favorite bloggers is down. Take care.

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  29. i loved my Daddy too...........and it is sad
    prayers sent for him and your family
    he is smiling in heaven for sure Julie and healthy again

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  30. I am so behind on my blog reading and I just saw this!! I am so sorry about your father!! I am also sorry that he had been sick. I don't care how grown up we are it must be incredibly hard to lose a father. I am glad that you have your sweet adorable family to take care of you and I will definitely keep you in my prayers. xo Sissy

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  31. so hard. most definitely praying. sorry to be so behind:(

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  32. Praying for you and your family. I am sorry about your loss.

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  33. Julie, I know its been a few weeks, but i'm still praying for you and the family. love ya

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