November 25, 2012

Heaven has a new angel....

Hello dear friends.  I am hopping on for a minute to let you all know why I will be absent from blogland for a few days.  My dear father-in-law passed away early yesterday morning.  He fought so hard but just couldn't overcome his illness.  He and hubby were pretty close, so he is taking it pretty hard, but we all are o.k. We have explained things to Darbee Rae and she is ok.  She asked me yesterday morning, "Does he have his angel costume on now? He can do things now that he couldn't do here right?"  That's right baby girl.  He is happy and healthy now.   The family is all meeting at our house each day and there are visitors in and out, so I am pretty busy.  Thank you all for your sweet comments and thoughts and prayers.  Will be back soon!

P.S. - I received my ornaments from the ornament swap over at Bumble Bee Lane.  I LOVE them!  I will be sure and post pictures soon.


  1. Holly, Your FIL is in good company. 2012 was a banner year for New Angels. We 'gained' a couple in our family, too. I am glad they are no longer suffering and isn't it nice to picture them as Darbee Rae their 'Angel Costumes..:-) God bless you and your family.

  2. Sincere condolences, knowing he is with the Lord, but the letting go is still difficult. Praise God, you will see him further on down the road, fully glorified!

  3. Holly, wonder if PawPaw found him and told him how blessed he was to have had you for a daughter-in-law. Remember him saying when he was so sick that Stacy would be the one you would marry even though he would not live to see it. He was so right and would have loved Stacy just as you loved Bennie. Hope Bennie tells him all about what a wonderful great grandaughter he has due to the love you and Stacy share. Yep, one Glad Reunion Day. Those sweet thoughts get us thru the rough times. Love all of you.

  4. Been praying for your family.Glad he is no longer suffering but I know how hard it is for us when we lose the ones we love.Big Hugs!~Amy

  5. Holly,
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could give you a hug right now, but please know I would. I am glad that he is no longer suffering, but with the Lord. It is the rest of us who need the comfort- looking forward to a big reunion some day! What a cute picture and memory you have posted.

    Blessings, hugs, and love,

  6. Holly, I am so sorry for the loss of your FIL. I am praying for your husband and the whole family.
    Your daughter is right Grandpa can do the things that he couldn't down here. He is with you all everyday, and he is an Angel!
    I am praying for you all. Keep the Lord in the center and lean on him. I pray that you all can celebrate Grandpa's life that he lived.

    Thanks sweetie for the sweet comment that you left on my blog. You are a doll.

    Hugs to your hubby, you and your cutie pie Darbee Rae.

  7. Such a sweet picture...deepest sympathy for your family at this time.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. It's hard to see your loved one's suffer, but it's really hard to let go too. Wishing you all strength at this time. -Steph-

  9. Oh, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear Father in Law. Sending your hugs and condolences. It is so hard to watch a loved one suffer.

  10. Holly
    I will be tinking of and praying for your family.
    Darbee Rae has a good grasp on life after death for such a young age. What a blessing! And such a relief to live with that assurance during this difficult time.

  11. So sorry to hear this. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Blessings.

  12. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I had a cousin past away just a few days ago. It is so hard to lose the ones we love, but it helps knowing that they are now healthy and happy...and have their angel wings.

  13. Thinking and praying for you all. Darbee Rae's comment brought tears to my eyes, kids have such an insight!

  14. Holly! I am so sorry! Praying for you all! That is the sweetest picture of Darbee Rae and her Papaw!

  15. So sorry to hear about your FIL Holley. I will say a prayer for god's newest angel. Take care of your hubby and also you and Darbee Rae. Janice