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Sunday, November 19, 2017

His Wings Were Ready….Our Hearts Were Not.

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Please accept this photo post without words, as I just can’t find the words to express how much we loved this man, and how much we miss him already.

And yet I am so grateful for the joy and happiness of seeing so many people that we haven’t seen in 16 to 25 years. Relatives, close and distant, old family friends, friends my children knew when they were very young.  It’s been overwhelming.

I do believe one of the most important tasks we are given as humans is to bear one another’s burdens and lift each other up. 

Thank you for lifting me.

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We love you, Dad.

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Quiltville Quote of the Day.

Feeling gratitude and love for family and friends today. Words can't possibly express how much your deep and uplifting friendship meant to us as a family.

Continue to huge each other tight -


54 comments:

  1. Touching photos. Hugs and prayers. Thank you for your father-in-law’s service to our country. Job well done, soldier.

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  2. Indeed. At ease, soldier, your work is done here.

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  3. it looks like a wonderful send off for a man loved by his family

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  4. Bless you all at this time of loss.

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  5. Bonnie I am sorry for your loss.πŸ˜”
    It is never easy to loose the ones we love most.

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  6. Many blessings for peace in your time of sorrow and remembering. Family is forever!

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  7. Hugs Bonnie. Love is forever, it never dies or fades. A blessed beautiful gift that morphs from life to memory.
    Bless you and your family. Prayers to walk you into memories that will sustain you.
    Love
    JulieinTN

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  8. Huge lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. Loved all the sentiments and photos. I think the fishing vignette is what got to me most. Something he loved to do and shared with his boys and their families. Hugs all around and prayers continue. Allison C Bayer, Plano Texas USA

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  9. What a beautiful tribute...that doesn't require any words. Hugs to you all!

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  10. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Brings back the loss of my sweet father in law 16 years ago this Thanksgiving. The fond memories I have of him are a comfort to me, and I hope your memories are a comfort to you all. Big hug.

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  11. Bonnie and Family - my heartfelt sympathies to you all on your loss of a much loved man. The memories that you all have and share wil keep him close to you in your hearts. Never easy and always too soon. I live in Canada not in the USA but I still thank him and all the others for their service to your country.

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  12. Just love one quilter to another.

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  13. Bonnie and family- my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you at this time of sharing in the loss of your beloved father-in-law, and his many other names he was known by. I am so glad you were able to share with so many of your family & friends. May you each continue to feel the peace of God's love for you all at this time of sorrow.

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  14. Hugs and prayers for you and your family. So glad so many of your family & friends could gather together. Family is the most important thing.
    Helen x

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  15. so moved by the photos of a man well-loved.
    Our hearts go out to you Bonnie and to your family.
    rosemary, south central pa

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  16. Sending love to you and your family during this very difficult time.Betty from Massachusetts

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  17. Oh, what a lovely title of your blog today. I totally understand the feeling but never found the words. Thank you for providing them.

    Regards,
    Agneta in Sweden

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  18. Special blog today. I am so thankful that you have such a loving supportive family.

    Hugs,
    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  19. So sorry for your loss, Bonnie. May you look to God above for your comfort. My Dad also went to be with the Lord this year. I miss him. Angelia in GA

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  20. My heart is touched by your blog today. Very sorry for you and Dave and the family's loss. Words are so inadequate, But my heart cares. Love, Ramona from Maine

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  21. Words were not needed, this shows to us all the funeral and celebration of life for a man who was and still is loved and respected. Choked me up and brought tears to my eyes, the same reaction I always have when the Patriot Riders go into their prayer circle then leave our parking lot in formation to escort a veteran to their final resting place.
    Gods peace and love to you and your family as you reconcile with the missing part of your lives.
    Brenda

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  22. What a joyful send off. I read with great happiness about the brothers sharing time and energy to show their love for their father at the end of his life. Not every family does that and it shows how great the man to raise his children so that they cared for him. The friends and other family expand the awe he deserves. The veteran sent off with military honors another facet of his life. Take joy in the wonders of his life and the send off he was given.

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  23. More is said without words... Loved the pics! Hugs to you Bonnie!! ~Merri

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  24. Bonnie - I am glad your family could give your father-in-law a loving send off. It is bittersweet to gather for that particular reason, but lovely to see all the family and friends that can attend. Thinking of you and your family. Take care...

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  25. Beautiful farewell to a man loved by family and friends. Love endures forever. Thank you for sharing in this very difficult time for your family and letting us lift you up in our thoughts and prayers.

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  26. Sending you prayers for peace and precious family. Love you Bonnie

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  27. Thank you Bonnie. The photos were beautiful. A lovely tribute - the fishing chair and hat etc. Wonderful send off, I'm sure he would have been happy and proud of his family today.
    xx

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  28. A beautiful sendoff for a very much loved man. My family and I thank him for his service also. Hugs, love and prayers to you and family.

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  29. Your photos show a beautiful tribute to your father-in-law. As you enter the holiday season without him, cherish all the good memories..he will be in your hearts.

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  30. Bonnie, my heart is with you and Dave and your family. As many have said, what a beautiful tribute. This past Wednesday was the anniversary of my mother's death. I spent many hours remembering our lives together and missing her. But those memories, they keep our loved ones alive in our hearts.
    Hugs,
    Shari

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  31. just saw this, wow very nice put together. when I saw the flag, the tears started to roll. yes you are right there are no words..bless you as well as all of the families...he is now looking down on you all..

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  32. Prayer and hugs to all of your family. What a wonderful send off to a well loving and deserving man. Thanks to him for his service. Peace and blessings,

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  33. Sharing love and tears with you. He was so well loved. I can tell by the pictures.

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  34. Lots of hugs and love being sent to you and your family today. He must have been a wonderful person as he loved and was loved by many.

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  35. A big hug to you and your family. That empty chair got to me. Tears a flowing. Hang onto those memories Bonnie!

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  36. Oh, Bonnie--seeing the fishing chair and fishing gadgets he must have loved there in the cultural hall. How tender that is. Thank you for sharing this time with us. Many hearts go out to you and your family right now.

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  37. My heart aches for you and your family members as memories continue to flow in my own mind of loved ones gone on before.
    I do hope there was a bit of rest for you during this time of family grief.
    With great appreation from me to your family for sharing you and your time with a bunch of us needy quilters I do say, bless you and yours this Thanksgiving holiday. ����

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  38. By loving you are loved. You have a wonderful family and Quilt family that will be with you.when you need them. We love you Bonnie.

    Ann from PA.

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  39. So sorry for your loss. Thank you Sir for your Service. RIP. Remember the happy memories always.

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  40. These pics don't require words...they speak for themselves. The hat on the floral arrangement and that empty chair..they say so much.
    Sending big hugs to you and your family.

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  41. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Sending my deep sympathy for your loss.

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  42. May God’s love and blessings comfort your family during this time of sorrow. Hugs to you Bonnie and to your family.

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  43. My heart is sadden for your lost.....prayers of strength to you and your family.

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  44. So sorry for your loss Bonnie. Prayers to you and your family.

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  45. Prayers for you and yours. Whoever thought of the fishing vignette, that is brilliant.

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  46. Dear Bonnie, Prayers and hugs to you and your family during this time of mourning. Your photos say it all, so touching. God's peace.πŸ•ŠπŸ™πŸ•ŠπŸ•Š

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  47. What a beautiful send off to our maker. Am so sorry for your loss.
    Thank you for sharing your family with us.
    G-D bless you all Bonnie and family!
    Love, Yoka Bazilewich

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  48. What a lovely photo tribute to your father-in-law...sending hugs and prayers for comfort to you. I lost my father just over a year ago, and know the mixed emotions you feel about being happy for him, yet missing him so much! I agree with Tom Brokaw in calling them the "Greatest Generation"-- they are unsung heroes and we owe so much to them!
    Much love to you!
    Sandy in Salt Lake City

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  49. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  50. My sympathies to you on your loss. It is hard losing someone you love. I am glad so many people were there for you and your family.

    Sharon

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  51. My heart just hurts for you at this sad time. I understand.
    with love,
    maggie

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  52. So sorry for your loss Bonnie. It's hard to let go but there are so may wonderful memories to look back on. Hold them close in your heart.
    This was especially meaningful and touching to me as I lost my husband one year ago today. Your quote of the day is very special and true.
    Blessings and peace.
    Carol

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  53. Hugs and prayers to you and yours.πŸ’—

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  54. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs sent your way

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