Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Sweet Husband Dave

I have some bittersweet news . . my husband (Mr. Grumpy) passed away Thursday.  My heart has fallen but I know God will allow me to prevail over this situation (trial).  My children and I are sad, but we have the most wonderful memories of him.  Our home was always filled with lots of laughter and love.  Dave dealt a long time with diabetes and heart problems, I was so blessed to have him as long as I did.  God blessed us with lots of grace.   Many times he would look so tired but he never ever complained . . truly a good servant to the kingdom.

"Do everything without complaining or arguing.  So that you may become blameless and pure children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which you shine like stars in the universe" Philippians 2:14-15


  1. Prayers and Love to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss.


  2. I am so sorry, I can't imagine what you are going through. How sudden. Prayers and Tears with you at this time. Take comfort that you will be with him in heaven someday. Please know I am Praying for you and your family. May you feel the peace the Savior offers you. I love you. HUGS AND TEARS SHARON

  3. Dear Sandy-- I am so very sorry that your husband has passed away. I know that you & your children will find comfort in God...and the cherished memories you have of Dave. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Hugs--Leah

  4. Sandy, You have been so much in my thoughts and prayers and I am so sorry you have suffered this sudden loss of your dear husband. I am keeping you and your children in my thoughts and prayers dear Sandy. Much love and prayers to you. ~Lili

  5. This is such a shock. I wasn't expecting it to have this turn. My condolensces to you and your family. Love to you. Love and courage.

    xxx :-(

    God bless you all!

  6. Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Please know you and your children will be in my prayers. May you sense the comforting arms of our Saviour holding you at this time of grief.

    Love and hugs, Ro

  7. Your family has been in my prayers and will continue to be. May the Lord bless you as you go through this earthly trial and until you see your Dave again on the other side.
    These two pictures you have shared with us are precious.
    Mary Lou

  8. Just checking in to say you were on my heart and in my prayers today. May you know the shelter of His comforting wings.

  9. My dear Sandy,
    I have not been able to visit your blog for a while... and something prompted me to go over to your blog just a few minutes ago as I was about to log out.

    This news catches my heart by surprise.

    I am lifting you up right now to God, may His comfort and strength surround you and your family.

    Please know that I have been through the journey of grief myself...so I can relate to what you are going through.

    Rest in the love of God, dear friend.


  10. My dear blog friend,

    I was led to write a special post for you this morning. Please come visit when you have time. It is dated today, July 25, 2010.

    Thinking of you in a very special way. May God's comfort be real to you and your children.

    Your friend,

  11. Lidj sent me. I am sure your husband is in heaven, and all the others probably call him "Grumpy"!

    I believe we are who we are no matter life here or hereafter. Except in hereafter we must endure a cleansing process. Whatever--grin!

    May God bless you even more, and stay with you always, but so very close at this time--for a long time.


  12. I am also hopping over from Lidj's blog. I am so touched by what you write... what a tribute to a man you love and a life well lived. He celebrates this Sunday morning... and one day we will all join him.

    Prayers and special hugs!


  13. May God keep you and your family warm, safe, loved, cared for, consoled under His wings in this,your hour of loss.

  14. You are in my prayers. May God surround your family with his outstretched arms and hold you tight!

  15. I also came over from my sister Lidj''s blog.
    I havea greeting from theAlmighty, who has promised; "Never willI leave nor forsake you."
    I'm praying just now.

  16. “The death of any familiar person whether loved or not leaves an emptiness. The great tree goes down and leaves an empty place against the sky. If the person is deeply loved and deeply familiar the void seems greater than all the world remaining. Under the surface of the visible world, there is an echoing hollowness, an aching void -- and it cut one off from the beloved. She/he is as remote as the stars. But grief is a form of love -- the longing for the dear face, the warm hand. It is the remembered reality of the beloved that calls it forth. For an instant she/he is there, and the void denied. It is not the grief, involving that momentary reality, that cuts one off from the beloved but the void that is loss. In the end one can no longer summon forth that reality, and then one’s tears dry up. But while it lasts, it is a shield against the void; and by the time the grief wanes, the terrible emptiness of loss has given way to a new world that does not contain the shape of the beloved figure. But that waning is far into the future.”

    Sheldon Vanauken in A Severe Mercy

    Praying for you.
    Amy (A blogging friend of Lidj)