Wednesday, October 29, 2008

MY DADDY!!!!!



I am doing ok considering the circumstances. I'm hating having to even post about this but I can't not show the world how incredible my daddy was. Below is an just an excerpt from what I wrote about my dad for his memorial. Even using the term memorial just doesn't sound right. And it was a celebration of his life. I won't post it all for fear it would be too lengthy but I think you'll get the picture if you weren't there:
"One of the best things I can think of to say about my dad is that I have always been able to have a close relationship to the Lord b/c of the example my Daddy set for me. I see my dad’s love for me and my brother as my human example of what God’s love for me must be like as my heavenly Father. Daddy might have been quiet and patient but his love was and is unconditional, unselfish and never ceasing; even when we might have taken a step or two away from the right path. I pray to be able to instill this kind of love in my daughters, his grandbabies, for whom he loved with all of his heart. "
"I will miss him more than I could ever express on this paper or to you. A piece of my heart is missing now, But I take comfort that he is holding that piece of my heart waiting on me to meet him again someday with our Lord.
He was and is and will always be my Hero."


My brother added today at the graveside service that although a piece of our hearts may be missing he left his light to fill that spot. Jonathan couldn't have said it better. And it was so completely evident by the number of people who came out to pay their respect to my daddy. I already knew he was amazing but to know so many many other people thought that was a comfort from God you just can not understand.


Things are not ok yet and won't be for a long long time. It's still hard to believe he's gone. We still need your prayers and I just have to say thank you from the depths of my soul for all the thoughts and prayers and little extras all of you have done for my family. You all know who you are and we love you for it.

7 comments:

Mommy of Boys said...

Praying for you, friend.

Lana said...

Love you!

Courtney said...

I thought the service Tuesday night was wonderful. I learned new things about Uncle David that I didn't know and laughed some too. You all did a great job. I know he's proud of you.

Love you all.

Cassie said...

WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!

Candy said...

I was as touched by your comments as I have been by coming to know your sweet family. It only took once to see the love those girls had for their Pappy to know what a special person he was. It was an honor to see him with them, an honor to know him. My prayers for your family continue as all settles down and you try to find a "normal" once again. I love you all.

Love,
Candy

Alison said...

Michele, I am thinking of you dear.

Love you....Al

The Wonderful Whatley Clan! said...

praying for you, you will get through it. it is very hard, but you'll get there