Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tribute to Daddy...

My dad was born on July 21, 1926 and he was one of a kind.
When my mom died in 2006 I became his care-giver
Along with my brothers we did everything to keep him at home
and see to his every need.
He died at home on December 13, 2009.
I wrote this for his funeral.

83 years old
Never complaining...
always joking as if he would live forever.
A loving kind responsible husband
An able provider
A hard worker
A giving loving father, grandfather
and great grandfather...
This was OUR father.
Now at peace in the arms of the Lord.
Dad, you are our hero.

"Absent from the body, present with the Lord:
II Corin. 5:6-8

John F. "Fred" DeMoss
Our special journey has ended, but our love
goes on forever. I'll miss you daddy.

Today the snow came...and he would have been
telling me stories about snow had he been here. We
would have discussed the birds at the feeders or maybe
we would have talked about how we don't get the
big heavy deep snows like we used to.
My feeders are full of birds today. I have
included some of the pictures. I think they came
to pay their respects... as the people did the past
two days at the viewing and the funeral.

They reflect the season and the fact that Christmas is almost here

Last week end I was prepared to finish up my shopping and
start the baking...

I had already decorated the house, hung the wreathes
lit the lights and trimmed the trees

Now I am behind and no desire to get back in the mood..

I must! and I will. Family will be back for the holidays
and life will go on...

Daddy on the other hand has stepped on shore, taking the hand
of God and is breathing new air... celestial air

I'll see you in heaven, dad... wait for me.

I'm thanking God for all the beautiful birds that came to
feed in the fresh fallen snow at the feeders.
Even Ben, knowing it was a special day, is watching out for
the birdie friends who have come.

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

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