Thursday, February 28, 2008

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

LIKE MY DADDY ALWAYS TAUGHT ME.

REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS.....AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE.

OF COURSE THIS IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME RIGHT NOW.

BUT I KNOW MY DADDY IS WITH MY LITTLE SISTER CHRISTI AND THEY ARE CATCHING UP.

I WAS WITH HIM WHEN HE PASSED.

HE FOUGHT ALL WEEKEND.

HE WANTED TO STAY.

HE FELT THERE WAS WORK LEFT TO DO.

THAT'S MY DADDY.

ALWAYS THERE TO LEAN A SHOULDER

TO GIVE A PRAYER

TO WED

TO SEND TO HEAVEN

HE DID SO MANY WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS THAT I WOULD HAVE TO COUNT FOR EVER TO TELL YOU.

I WILL THOUGH.

HE MARRIED RICK AND I.

HE WAS THE BEST DADDY GOD EVER CREATED.

I MISS HIM SO MUCH/

THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS. I CAN FEEL THEM AROUND ME LIKE A WARM BLANKET.

I REJOICE IN THE LORD FOR FRIENDS LIKE YOU WHO TOOK THE TIME TO PRAY FOR ME.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

I WAS ALONE IN HIS ROOM WHEN HE WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD. I TOLD HIM IT WAS OK AND THAT I WOULD WATCH OVER MOM.

I SANG TO HIM OFF AND ON ALL DAY.

AS I WAS SINGING TO HIM SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW ONE OF HIS FAVORITE SONGS HE DRIFTED OFF.  I WILL NEVER FORGET THE WAY HE LEFT.

I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE LOVE, FUN, WISDOM AND THAT HE WAS MY BIGGEST FAN.

HE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED ME TO LOOK FORWARD AND MOVE UPWARD SO IN HIS HONOR I WILL CONTINUE MY MUSIC, MY ART, MY KINDNESS AND ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I RECEIVED FROM HIM.....MAKING PEOPLE SMILE.

XOXBARB

 

THANKS TO THOSE WHO LET EVERYONE KNOW FOR ME. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO..

33 comments:

jckfrstross said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Barbara}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Deb

lv2trnscrb said...

((((Barbara))))) I am so sorry! But your hope is that one day you will see him again and he is dancing with Jesus right now

rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice!

thank you Lord for being with Barbara through this difficult time, send people to her Lord that will love on her and her family as they walk through this grief; in Jesus I pray amen

(((((Barbara)))))

plieck30 said...

My sympathy goes out to you Barb but I know you know he is in a better place. I was thinking how nice it was that you changed your hair back the way he wanted it even if it was a little while I bet it meant a lot to him. Paula

flibralady23 said...

Sorry, Barbara, I should be strong for you right now.  But I am crying with you.  God took him so fast.  He must have needed a special, a very specail angel to call your Dad home so quiskly.  

Remember, you Dad is in your heart.  Whenever you need comforting form him, place your hand over your heart.  You will feel his loving strength surround you.  

God be with all of you at this time of pain.  Eternal rest unto your Dad's soul.  

Fay Ann

countrylady4071 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your father.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  May God's love comfort you.
Hugs!
Pat

emabecmar said...

(((((((((Barb))))))))) This is such a beautiful tribute to your Dad. I know he is up in heaven smiling down at you  with a heart full of love.
Love ya,
Cindy

preciousone25 said...

What a beautiful way to send your daddy home!! Singing one of his favorite songs.  I KNOW how difficult this is for you.... my prayers are with you for comfort in your memories of him; and in the knowledge that he is home where he belongs.

Joann

preciousone25 said...

Enjoyed the pics.  Your dad looked like such a gentle soul, your mom does too!!  You were very blessed.

joann

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwww Barbara, what a beautiful tribute to your dad, I know he is watching over you and is proud of you, Love You Lisa XOXO

lanurseprn said...

I really enjoyed your pictures. Your Dad and Mom look like such good people. You are very blessed.
Both you and your Mom were such beautiful brides, too. I know you will see him again. I lost my parents in '94 and '95. I have to believe that I will see them again.
Pam

cuteallison1980 said...

I can't think of a nicer way to spend your last moments in life then to be surrounded by love.  You showed precious love and your daddy will always be proud of you.  He is looking down on you and smiling.  Thank you for sharing those pictures.  You put a smile on my face with this entry and I hope it made you happy too.  Take care of yourself and your mom.

Allison

ally123130585918 said...

He was such a loving Dad you were so very Lucky to have him in your life ~ He will be watching over you and will be so proud that you were with him at the end of his life here on earth ~ Ally x

mosie1944 said...

It's hard to say goodbye.  I'm sorry for your loss.

ukgal36 said...

beautiful tribute..it is obvious you loved him so much..may you find comfort in that knowledge in the coming days...
Lyn

buggieboo1 said...

Beautiful tribute! I am so sorry for your loss!

continued prayers are being sent up!

Sharon

hope4meeeee said...

HELLO HUN
COULDNT THINK OF ANY BETTER WAY TO GO BY THE SONG OVER THE RAINBOW... AND WHAT A LOVELY WAY TO EXPRESS THE LOVE WITH ALL THOSE PICTURES...COULDNT HELP BUT GET TEARS IN MY EYES...PRAYERS ARE WITH U HUN

pharmolo said...

Very sorry to hear of your father's death. Wishing you strength.

nightmaremom said...

beautiful tribute to your Dad...  sending continued prayers and strength
d

robinngabster said...

I am so sorry.  I know he was your hero and you will miss him dearly...hang in there and know so many love you and are praying for you.  xoxo

Robin

xxroxymamaxx said...

I'm so glad you were able to be there with him Barb.  I was with my dad too and it is the final memory that you will cherish forever.  Love you.   Shelly

fasttrack58 said...

Oh Barbara I am so sorry...
Those are some wonderful things I didn't know about your dad...
I'm here...
Love you...
Linda...

chat2missie said...

Sending you and your mom big hugs!
Missie

kirkbyj05 said...

What a lovely tribute to your Dad.

I am so sorry for your loss.  I will  pray for him and your family.

Jeanie  xxx

sauermanrichard said...

god in my oppion is not very nice. he isnt interested in people accept his own pleasure. and thats mainly poor people. his main pleasure is the rich. if he bothered with the poor things would be better in this world.                                    signed just a girl

helmswondermom said...

Barb, I am so sorry for your loss, but so admire your attitude.  I loved reviewing the photos you shared with us.  He had a wonderful life, surrounded by very loving family, didn't he?  It's coming up on the sixth anniversary of my own father's passing, and your entry did bring tears to my eyes.  Although it does get easier, it is hard for so long, but I know that you have a lot of faith and family to keep you at peace.  Please take care and hang in there for the next few weeks.  You wrote a very wonderful tribut to your very wonderful father.
Lori

pprrrr39 said...

Barb,

I am so very sorry to hear about your father's passing.

I browsed through the photos, what a marvellous life he had. He always looked happy.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time
hugs Jayne

pharmolo said...

Your dad will continue to watch over you, Barbara. Wishing you strength at this sad time,

Guido
http://journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/NorthernTrip

luddie343 said...

Now Daddy is yours forever, Barb, never to leave your heart, always there as he was in life whenever you think of him, warmed by sweet memories.  CATHY
http://journals.aol.com/luddie343/DARETOTHINK/

tpiez4me said...

Oh Barbara I'm just about in tears reading this.  Sad for you, sad for Mom and Eric and Rick too.  I know what a very important man your Dad was to you and your family.  It is peaceful to know that he is enjoying his reward in Heaven with your sis.....they will continue to look after you.  I am SO glad you were with him, to comfort him as he left.....to comfort you.  It was good that you told him to GO and reap his reward .......that is such a hard thing to do, but you know he needed to hear it from you - that all would be OK.  Your Mom will need you most in the next year....it will be a tough year for all.  I hope she is feeling better physically.  Tell her LOVE FROM NC comes her way!
I Love you!!!!
Sharon

kaydeejay5449 said...

You are so blessed to have had a father like you did.  Praise God that he is in HIS loving presence right now and REJOICE that you will see him again.  That is God's promise when we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior.  When my dad died a year ago, I held on to that promise and it is the one thing that kept me going.  I will see him again and he is safe in the loving arms of God.  How blessed your dad is to know HIM.
Love and all my prayers,
Kathy

specialadyfink said...

What a sweet and gentle man your father looked to be.Memories will get us through till we all meet again.
Don't cry when you think of him -smile-for he's smiling as he walks beside you.
connie

am4039 said...

I'm so very very sorry Barb. Hugs and love to you and family. I know  how much you loved  your dad. Prayers.

randlprysock said...

I am praying that your dad will always be watching over you from up in heaven.  And special prayers that God will comfort you and your family.  
Lisa