Friday, July 16, 2010

I Can Only Imagine...

Today we celebrated the life of my Uncle Eddie (my Mom's Brother) who left this world to meet Jesus on Wednesday night after a 5 year battle with Cancer.

It was a beautiful celebration that honored the life he lived that glorified God, honored and respected his family, maintained life long friendships, was a cornerstone in his community, a leader in his church, a husband of 42 years, a Daddy of 3 amazing children, a grandfather to 5 little ones that he adored, a brother that cherished his relationship with his sisters, a gifted athlete, an Uncle that was compassionate, a Son that watched after his Father, an encourager, a hard worker, an advice giver and so much more. As I sat and listened to the service I was PROUD of the man I got to call my Uncle for 38 years.

“I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” (2 TIM. 4:6-8)

We will never forget the smile you always had on your face, the jokes you loved to share, the laughter you added to every room and your warm heart. You will be missed, you are loved and you will never be forgotten. I have included this in my journal to Emma & Gavin because I want them to remember what an amazing man you were during your life here on earth. Thank you for the memories and for being such a sweet man! The world and our family are better because of the life you lived.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle Laura! He is in a much better place and feeling great! Tell her Mom she is in our prayers!