Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by PA. Woodsman, Nov 16, 2018.
Condolences for your loss. Ron
His run is over, RIP POP.
My condolences! My best to all the family.
So sorry to hear it.
I'm so sorry, but I'm glad the end was so peaceful and meaningful. Blessings.
I'm really sorry for your loss, hang on to any and every good memory and i bet there are millions of them.
Thank you all for the support and kind messages, he is at peace now and the ending was peaceful which we prayed for. The services are tomorrow 2:00, I am going to speak at it and relate to all how wonderful he was but I'm sure all there will already know that, but my Mother-in-law asked me when he was first diagnosed if I would and I said "it would be an honor" and it will be.
Saying goodby to someone you admire and respect is indeed an honor. I hate speaking in front of a “crowd”, but for my best friend, my brother, and my dad, I sacked up and got it done, right from the heart with no script! Talk of the good times,funny stories and little things that show how you feel, it’s a celebration, so enjoy the time with family and friends.
We had a wonderful sendoff for him today, it was really nice. There was a short Mason service in the beginning, Pop made the highest rank that you could make in it 33rd something or other, then members from Rotary filed through and gave their last respects, then the music and it was so serious at first but then the Pastor spoke and he made a few light hearted moments so I thought "good, now I won't look like a comedian up there" as it was so so serious at first but what I said went over very well, someone said "you said it all, talked about him and family and a lot of other things" so I was very pleased that I could do him justice. Now we can slowly start to carry on, it will be tough and different but we will do it.
Thanks again for the support and replies, it really meant a lot to me so thank you all!!
A thought of comfort and condolences to your family.
One of the things Pop had told us was to take care of his wife after he was gone which of course we will do. Tonight the wife and I went over to her place and took her out to eat, and as we were sitting there eating my wife said "look, there's a hawk sitting on top of our car!", and I said "what?!", and she said it again and when I slid over to look out the window sure enough there was a hawk perched on the side of the car roof looking in at us and after I saw it it flew up and perched on the top of a light, stayed there for a bit and then gracefully flew away. My wife put it together right away, saying how Pop used to always feed the birds and he and I would talk about that as we did too and his wife reminded us of how he always would be saying "look, there's a hawk" when they were driving somewhere, and my wife said "I'm going to tell you something, this morning I prayed that Pop would show me a sign that he was alright".
Well, I believe that he answered that prayer. Never have we seen that, a hawk on top of our car, looking into the window from about 35 feet away right at us, and something that we would associate with him. Wow.....
I'm not one to believe in the hereafter, but some things that occur, simply cannot be explained away so easily.
It does make me wonder............
I should also mention that it was their car too, not my wife's that this hawk landed on! I told her mom that it hasn't been driven for awhile so we took it for a run, so that adds another level of "wow" to it, and of all the cars in the lot to pick that one which was in straight sight of where we were sitting?!
Pop is still very fresh in your mind, and his presence is still strong!
Just learned the news of your father-in-law's passing and wanted to offer my sincere condolences to you, your wife and extended family...There is a saying that I held on to when I my parents crossed over..."You can never lose someone you loved with all your heart and all your soul"...Take good care of yourself so you can give extra care to your wife, she needs you more than ever right now...
Please accept our sincere condolences at this time.
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