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I lost my dad today.

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Sorry for your loss Eowyn.

 

When my BIL passed away years ago, many posters here posted some lovely poems, here's one:

 

Death is nothing at all

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow,
laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Pray smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort,
without the trace of a shadow in it.
Life means all that it ever meant,
it is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity,
why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you
somewhere very near
just around the corner.
All is well

 

by Henry Scott Holland

 

M.

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He was a remarkably kind, funny, smart and talented man. He loved the Gospel and his family with his whole soul. My world will never be the same.

 

Your father is not lost.  There is no need to change anything - he is still with you. :)

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I'm sorry for your temporary loss. Hopefully it won't be too long before the grief that he is gone begins to be diluted with gratitude for his life. 

 

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortalmust put on immortality.

 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

 

 

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He was a remarkably kind, funny, smart and talented man. He loved the Gospel and his family with his whole soul. My world will never be the same.

God bless you. I know how hard this was...

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