Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jesus Wept

With much sorrow in my heart, I am announcing the passing of my daddy about an hour or so ago. I will miss him so much. Dad was 82 and his health had declined the past year, I was going to get him a walker when we got back from California which saddened me as dad loved to walk. He died peacefully in the hospice room, he stopped breathing.

John 11:25-26
Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

I do believe that my father has gone on to heaven and he lives among the angels and saints. He had the sacrament of the sick and reconciliation when first admitted to the hospital over 3 weeks ago. He prayed so much while he was in the hospital and was a man of faith. He asked repeatedly about a light in his room in the corner, which we did not see.

I saw him today with my sister. We played some of his favorite songs. We prayed the rosary...the Sorrowful Mysteries. I got chills saying Into Your Hands I commend my spirit.

I can hear Fr Kenny now saying what a grand reception and celebration Dad is having. Its ok for me to cry even though I know he has gone on to much greater things. It is sad to think I will never get another kiss from my dad or see his beautiful smile.

Jesus wept when he heard of the death of his friend Lazurus so I am in good company.

Thank you for your prayers, please pray for the repose of my Dad's soul to heaven and for my sister and I. Our family of 6 is now down to 2.


Lori said...

Julie, I am so sorry about your father's passing. But we both know that he's in a better place where there is no pain.

lori said...

oh, Julie, I am so sorry, but just think, he is so free now. You have been such a rock for him and I know you miss him dearly, but he is still with you.

Allmy love and hugs as you traverse the coming weeks and months.

TSL said...

Julie, I am so very sorry to read of your father's passing, and I know how much you and your family will miss him. May comfort and peace be with you.

Karen said...

I send you my deepest sympathy. My heart goes out to you and your family. May the Lord remind you of all the great times you and your father shared, and may He comfort you in ways that only He can. I am so very sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
In Christian love,