Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Dad

I am sad to tell you that my Dad passed away yesterday evening around 9:00 pm at his home in Texas. As many of you know, he had been fighting a long and valiant battle with cancer for years. 

My sister and I had a wonderful visit with him last week. We read some of his favorite scriptures together, talked, and prayed together. He told us that a hospice minister came to visit him (at his request), and they talked about the assurance of his salvation. Dad told us that he was trusting in Jesus to save him. He seemed at peace, and even surprised at how he could be so happy in spite of his circumstances. It was a visit we will treasure in our hearts for the rest of our lives.

Thank you very much for your love, support and prayers. I so appreciate your prayers, and my Dad did, too. God heard them and He answered--my Dad walked me down the aisle at my wedding almost a year ago, and he lived to meet his new grandson (my sister's baby), Sam. 

Funeral services will be held in Texas this Saturday and in San Francisco, CA sometime next week, where he will be buried.

God is faithful, and I am grateful for the gift He gave me in my Dad.

16 comments:

Greg Rodriguez said...

I am so sorry to hear this news Tracy. I am thankful after all these years that I had the opportunity to meet your dad at your wedding. He lived to see both of his daughters get married and to meet precious Sam. I wish he had more years to spend with you, but he is no longer in any pain. Praise God. I love you.

Love, Angie

Greg Rodriguez said...

What amazing photos.

Love, Angie

C said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this news. This post got me all choked up.

What a lovely way to remember your Dad. Those photos are wonderful. It's great that you and your sister were able to have a special visit with him. Those photos of you guys speak volumes.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. XOXO

wordnerd said...

Tracy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your whole family is in my heart.

Thinking of you...

SimoneG said...

Tracy,
May He surround you with much love and comfort as He welcomes your Dad into His presence. Know that I am praying for you and sending many hugs...
Simone

Mrs. G. said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry to hear this. You were both lucky to have each other. I really am sorry-you are in my prayers.

canknitian said...

Tracy, I'm sorry for your loss but so very happy for the gifts that his life and your recent time together has given you and your family.

My biggest hug,
j

Lisa said...

very much thinking of you...and hubs, jilly and sam, pam and YOU!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos with us. Your father will clearly be missed.

The Cachinnator said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and yours are in my prayers.

Autumn's Mom said...

I love that photo of you and your dad. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

You and B and your family will be in my prayers ... I was so sad to read this post. Your Dad sounds like he was a really special man -- thank you for giving us a glimpse of his life here!
~Staci

Kim said...

Very sorry to hear about this. The pictures were so comforting to see with this post. Rest assured though, your dad is no longer in pain and is with the true healer.

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear of your loss; but so joyful that he is now with Christ and FULLY restored!

Saucy said...

You will find so much joy in your photos, Starshine baby. Look at the smiles on your faces and all that closeness you shared. Thinking of you. xoxox

Anonymous said...

Starshine,

I have only now seen this post. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your families are in my prayers. I wish you all the best.
Beenzzz