Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In loving Memory of my Father inlaw Tom...

Today after a year long fight with ALS ( Lou Gehrig's disease ) we must sadly say good bye to my father inlaw. I could write a book on all the loving things he did for all of us. He lived a good honest life and had a deep caring for everyone. He was my biggest supporter of starting All Moments Remembered. He has encouraged me the whole way. I will continue running this business with my heart but also in honor of him.




God looked around his garden and found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around youand lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautifulhe always takes the best
He knew that you were suffering he knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb
so he closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, "Peace be thine,"
It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
Thomas Kinkade



I will miss you forever Tom!!! We all so love you! Good bye until we meet again...
Stacey

20 comments:

scrapbookobsession said...

That was so beautiful and it made me cry. I'm so sorry, Stacey, but I'm glad you were there with him. I know he's been such a support for your business and now he'll be able to watch over you all the time.
~Erika/journeyfan

angie worthington said...

stacey, that was beautiful...i, too am glad that you were able to be with him....hugs & prayers to you & your family...
angie/craftyscrapr

Anonymous said...

Bless you all, Stacey. Such a sad day. I know he's smiling upon you & your family right now. Be comforted to know that he helped raise such a loving family.

Elizabeth said...

That was beautiful! I'm sorry you and your family had to go through all this! {{{HUGS}}}

scrappin{jewlz} said...

That is a beautiful poem, Stacey.

Hugs to you and your family

jessicamae3 said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Rest, replenish your heart and soul with family and loved ones!

Debbie (midway scrapper) said...

I'm so sorry you have to go through this Stacey. The poem was beautiful, and it says so much. Just remember in the coming days that he is in no more pain. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

denisewalks said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. How special that you were able to be with him and say goodbye.

Drea said...

What a precious gift you were given today. To see our Lord take Tom into his bosom. I know you are sad and will miss him incredibly, but you know that where he is now, he is pain free and watching over you and your family.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family, Stacey! God Bless you!!!
connie aka okiemom

Anne Marie said...

Beautiful tribute, Stacy. My heart aches for you and your husband, and I'll be praying that God looks down on you and wraps you in love to give you comfort and peace.

Jenn said...

Stacey, I know that Tom is so proud of you and what you have done with your business. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Whitney said...

That is a wonderful poem. May he always be in your heart and mind. May you find peace and quiet in your grief.

Thinking of you.

Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

Perfect tribute to a special man. Hugs to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,
I'm so sorry you are having to feel such grief. But being a lady of faith, you know you WILL see each other again in Heaven.
God Bless you and your family.
Hugs for strength pass to you and your loved ones through this message.
Thinking of you.
Melissa (mnbabe)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute for a wonderful father/friend....knowing that he will be in such a wonderful environment is a relief to you also, I know you dont realize that now, because you are missing him physically, but spiritually he will always be with you...no one can take away the wonderful memories you have of him and shared so much with him...just think, next time you see a beautiful flower bloom or a whisper of wind on you cheek, know that he is with you and still loves and cares for you...and for your husband especially...I know your children are going to miss him and they understand his going away better then adults sometimes, but they still need the love and comfort of their parents...Jo

Cindy said...

{{hugs}} for you today Stacey...

Denise said...

Hey Steve & Stacey,
I really know how you're feeling!
Love you guys. Hugs to all.
D

laverneboese said...

Oh that poem made me cry. Hugs and prayers your way...

danemi1 said...

gulp hun - that was one of the two that I read out at my Dads funeral in February - empathising with you hun - sending huge hugs

Elaine xxxxx