With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Saying Good-bye to Our Friend

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Saying Good-bye to Our Friend

We lost a dear brother-in-law this week.
Someone who was kind, compassionate, caring
and thoughtful.
He was bright and accomplished.
He was a hard worker and valued it in others.
He treasured lifelong friendships and was a loyal friend.
He was at home on the water as well as the golf course.
He excelled in business and was always fair.
He helped whenever he could.
He was an encourager.
He had a big, generous heart.
We will miss you much, George.

I don't have tangible things to show for a friendship that lasted 26 years.
But we have a heart full of memories

family times
wedding times
parties in the backyard times
Christmas times
stopping in for a visit times
new baby times
Brigantine times
boat ride times
eating out times
grandbaby times
serious times
fun times

oh, yes!
The fun times
full of laughter and giggles.
Our lives are brighter because you were a part of it.
Love, John & Lorrie

linking to:
Friday Photo Flashback @More Than Words
Show & Tell Friday @My Romantic Home


Susan said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dear brother-in-law, LDH. He was quite a man. May he live on in the laughter, memories, hearts, minds, and prayers of those left behind. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your tremendous loss. Warmly, Susan

Leann said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about George. May you be comforted by wonderful memories.

"Be still and know that I am God"

Gentle Hugs

Nancy's Notes said...

I am so sorry for your loss. George sounds like he was a wonderful man, you all were blessed by knowing him,

Thanks for sharing.


HOPE said...

A wonderful tribute that manifest your loss. How sweet of you to recall such sweet memories and find comfort in this memory...of the heart!

God bless you..


Deb said...

So sorry for your loss. This is a precious tribute to him!

Chatelaine said...

So sad to lose a family member. He sounds like a wonderful man. Lovely heartfelt post.

marie said...

What a lovely post ~ such a very special tribute.
Your sweet family is in my prayers.

Ruza123 said...

So,sorry,for your lost.
Your sweet family is in my prayers.Mirjana

helenabelle said...

I've just said a prayer for your family. Your post was such a warm and lovely tribute. I wish you all strength and comfort and many happy fond memories.

Laurie said...

To live a life that is remembered in such a way is a blessing even to those who did not know George. I am sorry for your loss of this dear friend and family member, and may you cherish each moment of remembrance of him.
Blessings and hugs,

Alicia said...

He sounds like a wonderful man. I can imagine how much he will be missed by so many.

Janice said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Looks like you are celebrating his life and how he touched your lives.

Abounding Treasures said...

So sorry for your loss.

This is a touching tribute to someone very special in your lives ... may the Lord be with all of you as you tread these waters and may He grant you grace, mercy and strength!

Ann said...

So sorry for your loss. That is a beautiful tribute to your brother in law

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a heartfelt tribute! Is that a photo of him as a baby and his mom? It is beautiful.

Prayers for comfort to you and your family...may you be filled with lots of wonderful memories of times spent together.

Blessings & Aloha!

Linda C said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother in law. This is a beautiful tribute to him.


Dayle said...

So sorry for your loss. I'm sure he knew how loved he was.


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