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I'm sure going to miss you Dad.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

(My Eulogy to my Dad)


Marla Firm Costello
My name is Marla & I am one of Bruce's daughters. You will all remember him in your own way but this is a glimpse of who he was to me. He simply was a good man! The relationship that he shared with each of us was far more important than anything that money could buy. Dad knew the value of hard work & he wore many hats - a coal miner, clay miner, sawmill operator, boiler fireman, delivered coal, a farmer, a gardner. He loved planting gardens & come harvest time he truly enjoyed sharing his bounty with others.
What Dad transferred to me was his honesty, kindness, love & his passion for the Word of God & Eternal Faith in Christ. I remember him reading his Bible a lot & taking us to the Meetings with him. He taught each of his Grandchildren a Bible Verse - John 3:16 ~ "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever Believeth on Him should not Parish but have Everlasting Life."
I've had some hard times in my life but he was always there to listen & offer words of comfort & wisdom through scripture. He'd give me passages to look up & that always helped me through those hard times.
Today is an opportunity for us to celebrate his life ~ his wisdom & his wit. And the strong character this God-loving man demonstrated & instilled in each of us.
Home was everything to Dad. He wasn't much for traveling or visiting ~ he always wanted to get back home. Now he has gone to his Heavenly Home to be with the Lord & be greeted by his loved ones who have passed. No more suffering. But he'll always live on here with each of us. We'll always remember Dad ~ be able to laugh at his special stories. More importantly he lives on in his Eternal home with our Dear Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
One of the best ways we can honor & remember Dad is by sharing our memories of him & by keeping his Spirit alive with kindness. Let's continue to love him by loving & taking care of one another as he took care of us.
He was my biggest Hero! Always there when you needed him. We were so Blessed to have him in our lives.
We are grateful you all could join us in celebrating Dad's life ~ all 98 years!
Thank You Dad for just being YOU! A kinder more gentle man I've never met. Keep watch on us as you always have & may the Peace of our Lord be with you & with us all. God Bless. I love you Dad.
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FISHER011 3/8/2013 7:03PM

    Marla, my thoughts & prayers go out to you & your dad. Your relationship is special as you have so graciously put into words! Thank you so much for sharing. Blessed be.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/3/2013 12:58PM

    Marla, Thank you so much for sharing such honest and open love in this beautiful tribute to your Dad. You had a very special relationship which you will always hold dear and close to your heart. What a blessing he has always been to you and many others. Remember that he will be with you always.
Blessings, prayers, love and hugs

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MAURIZIA 3/3/2013 6:40AM

  Marla, I feel the love you & your dad exchanged in your words. How beautiful a tribute - but more importantly, what a loving tribute to a man I've come to know through you. Though you cannot see him, he will walk alongside of you as your very special angel from God. He will continue to guide and help you. I believe that with my soul.

When my friend Laurie died in November, someone sent me a beautiful card. The words read that whenever you feel a breeze on your cheek, see a beautiful butterfly, hear the wind, or feel a presence, it is our loved one who has passed come to comfort us.

Hugs and prayers, my friend, as you grieve this immense loss.

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HOUSECAT609 3/2/2013 11:17PM

    Marla you where truly blessed with a wonderful father. Over the years we have grown to know and love this humble, honest, giving, loving man as much as you do. Your Eulogy says it all. You did a great job with it... emoticon

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WANDAH3 3/2/2013 10:49PM

    Marla...a very lovely tribute to your Dad. I'm sure that he was just as proud of you too.
Hugs,
Wanda

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GHOSTFLAMES 3/2/2013 10:22PM

    MARLA THAT IS WONDERFUL HE WOULD BE SO PLEASED.I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU BOTH LOVED EACH OTHER AND HE WILL SADLY BE MISSED. VERY WELL WRITTEN MY FRIEND. ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME HE WILL BE FOREVER IN YOUR HEART.LOVE ,CHAR

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MSALOETTE 3/2/2013 9:48PM

    Marla you've managed to capture the true essence of who your Dad was and your feelings will be deeply felt. You will never be without him close to you, not after the relationship you have with him and he will always be the wind beneath your wings, the wind that touches your hair, and the warmth from the sweater you've wrapped around you, he will always be a source of strength for you to lean on as you face the days and years ahead, he's given you so much of himself and a love so rare that you are so blessed to have had. Your Dad came from a generation of men who knew how to love and care for others, how teach them the ways in which they should grow and raise their families as well, unfortunately that generation is fading from this world. How blesses you've been and he will comfort you through this trial as well. Prayers and hugs being sent! emoticon

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KSNICKER 3/2/2013 9:05PM

    Thank you Marla for sharing your thoughts of your dad. I've learned through the years that we have known each other, what a kind and loving father he was to you. What a special man you were blessed with. Remember that he will always be with you.
Love and prayers

(((hugs)))

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LMSW55 3/2/2013 8:40PM

    MARLA,
I AM HUMBLED BY THIS BLOG. IT IS SO HONEST AND PURE IN THOUGHT. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR DAD AS IT REMINDS US ALL TO BE KIND AND RELY ON OUR HIGHER POWER FOR COMFORT.


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