Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dad Passed Away

We just received news from Mother that Father passed away peacefully. We trust in the Lord and look forward to our reunion together and the resurrection to come through Jesus Christ our Lord. And thanks in advance for your prayers.

23 comments:

Motu said...

My condolences to you and your family Ted. I will continue to pray for you and your family in this difficult time.

Dan Brennan said...

Ted,

You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry.

Brad Boydston said...

You've been in my prayers and will continue to be so. Might God's peace rain upon you during this stressful time.

Christ is risen!

Llama Momma said...

Praying for you and your family as you walk through this grief; praising God that your dad's passing was peaceful. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Ted,

I'm so sorry about your fahter. I'm praying for you.

Jennifer
www.mytrueself.typepad.com

Makeesha said...

I am sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.

KM said...

Ted,
Peace be on you and the rest of the family. I'm looking forward to the resurrection too -- believe me!

Am here,
KM

Allan R. Bevere said...

Ted:

How sorry I am to hear of your father. I will be in prayer for you and your family.

I know that you take comfort in the truth we believe, particularly in this season of Easter, that death does not have the last word, and the grave is not our final fate.

May God grant you peace in the midst of your grief.

Allan

Ted Gossard said...

Thanks to you all for your thoughts here and prayers, and to everyone else as well.

Mom read Dad Scripture his final couple hours. Dad has expressed more than once the desire to go and be with Jesus. God's love in Christ was apparent to us, even through his weakened condition and battle with dementia.

Bob Robinson said...

Know that you and your family are loved. We're praying for your comfort and peace.

JP Manzi said...

Sorry for your loss Ted. You and your will be in my prayers.

Every Square Inch said...

Ted

I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Thanks to our gracious Savior, death will not have the last word. I will remember to pray for you and your family.

Peace, my friend.

Anonymous said...

peace be with you
RonMck

Eve said...

"Dad has expressed more than once the desire to go and be with Jesus."

What victory in the midst of such sorrow. Praying for you all.

Kim said...

So sorry for your loss, Ted. Praying for you and your family. So much to look forward to in the Resurrection! Peace, Kim

Michael Kruse said...

You have been in our prayers this past couple of days. My God be close to you and walk with you in you grief.

Charity Singleton said...

Oh Ted. I am praying for you all as you enter into grief. Yes, we are to be pitied more than all men if the resurrection is not real and a source of comfort during these very hard times.

Jim said...

Ted,
I am so sorry for your loss.

brad brisco said...

Ted

I have enjoyed your comments/posts here and over at jesuscreed for some time, we will be praying for you all.

Ted Gossard said...

Dear friends, Thanks so much for all the thoughts and prayers here and elsewhere.

As we in grief hear of the terrible event in our country and others around the world and as I with my family grieve this week, our prayers are renewed, "Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

Dad's funeral is Saturday afternoon. May Christ be seen in it all.

L.L. Barkat said...

Just checking in, to say again, "I'm thinking of you." I hope you feel free to tell us about the funeral and your sense of loss, as the days go by. It must be, for you, the entire center of the universe. And I think God surely knows and understands and grieves with you.

Ted Gossard said...

L.L. (and others), Thanks for the kind words. The week did go fast though it was difficult. But we often felt borne/carried through the prayers of others, I know I did. The Lord is good. He gave us grace and peace through his community. We will miss Dad but look forward to our reunion and the resurrection in Christ to come.

Ted Gossard said...

And connected to that last comment: I know God took your prayers to help Mom, my two sisters, our entire family and myself through. So that the end result was that God could be glorified in Christ. And we could remember, have reunion with some we haven't seen for a long time, grieve and thank God for his goodness to us in Christ.