When we face an emotional hurdle

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

So here I sit with my coffee, filled with all kinds of emotions. Today we put to rest a special man in so many people's lives. Some will think this is too long to read, others it will mean nothing to them, and that's okay this is really for me anyway. I have found writing is the best way for me to process things. So here goes...
Ronnie was my father-in-law for many years and was probably the most unselfish man I've ever known. He always and I mean ALWAYS put others first. For many years he and his wife (my mother-in-law) had a mom and pop store on the lake near Victoria Landing area. Many times a customer would come in and Ronnie knew they didn't have the money to pay for what they needed. He'd just tell them, "Go on and get what you need, and pay me when you can", he never turned people away. He had a heart of gold and such a love for his family.
Ronnie was a man of few words, but when he did speak, you knew it was something that needed to be said, and you'd better listen up. Ronnie has been fighting cancer for awhile now and his main concern when he knew his fight was coming to an end, was for his family. He wanted to be here for them and to see the little ones (his great-grand children) grow up.
We say our goodbyes to him today, only for awhile until we can all be together again one day in our heavenly home. What a comfort that is, being a Christian and knowing this isn't a final goodbye. If you don't know Jesus and know you are going to heaven, seek Him and know the joy He has in store for you.
You know you have met and got to share part of your life's journey with someone really special when you can say you're a better person to have known them.
Bye for now Ronnie Hayes, see you on the other side~ You will always, always be my father-in-law, ♥ you~
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    God bless, Lawanda. You are so blessed knowing your FIL will be waiting for you and the rest of your family, but the pain and emptiness are still there. emoticon emoticon
    2216 days ago
    A man like thta went straight up to Heaven.

    May your memories of him keep you happy always.
    2216 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2217 days ago
    Thanks for your share it so touching. That is the good bye I was able to say to my day, knowing that some I am going to see him again. My folks had a small store as well. Once again thank you so much. God Bless emoticon

    2217 days ago
    Amen. And yes, I had a man like that for a father-in-law many years ago. He was a man of integrity . . . a rare commodity these days.

    As believers in Jesus, we are blessed to know that there is a better place, without pain, suffering . . and no more goodbyes.

    May the memories you have of your father-in-law give you peace and comfort.
    Blessings to you and the family.
    2217 days ago
    So sorry for your loss, he sounds like a wonderful man! One day (hopefully a long ways off) you will get to see him again, and he will be whole. God bless.
    2217 days ago
    Sounds like a very special man...sorry for your loss...such a very nice tribute to him. emoticon
    2217 days ago
    It is such a comfort knowing it is only goodbye for a little while. Your blog is so touching. Thanks for sharing this wonderful man with us!
    2217 days ago
    I obviously don't know you and I don't know your father-in-law but I got a little choked up and teary eyed reading that. God bless you that you had such a special man in your life. We all know now that he is with the Lord and will be with you in your heart and soul until such a time when you meet again. Until then, may God give you comfort and peace in knowing that we have angels here on Earth guiding us toward a better life and it sounds as though he truly was one of those angels. emoticon
    2217 days ago
    What a beautiful memorial. Biggest of hugs for you today and prayers for your peace and comfort during this emotional time.
    emoticon emoticon
    2217 days ago
  • no profile photo BIGDOG18
    2217 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.