Thursday, April 14, 2011

Papa

I don't have it right now to write a carefully worded, all-that-the-world-should-know sort of post about my dad right now, though there is much to say in that way. He was the dad I would pick out of all the dads. He was the poster boy for the perfect grandpa.

He died tonight. And the rest of us start the painful process of missing him. The days ahead look hard. My heart breaks for my kids and my mom and my brother. And for me. We'll make it. I do know that. Not because we're so strong and able, but because I've seen over and over and over that God gives you what it takes to make it. It's a faith thing. He doesn't fail in this. I don't try to muster up any strength. I just go to bed tired, knowing that whatever is coming tomorrow is covered.

9 comments:

Rambling Tart said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad, Kristine. Big hug to you and hopes for true rest in body and spirit.

Katherine Beth Photography said...

Sat in my tub in my cloths last night after talking to you and just cried. I hate that you have to go through this. I hate that I can't just run meals over. Take the girls out for play as distraction. hug you. Let you cry and comfort you as you are doing the comforting. my heart is aching tonight for you and your family. I love you oh so dearly. I hope you know that. ugh. missing you ohh too much. I pray for healing. for all of you. God does not give more than we can handle but it still sucks. I bet he was a wonderful man. He sure was blessed with an incredible family.

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Cindy P said...

Oh Kristine! I am sooo sad for your loss.....again! What seems like 'the straw' to me, is carefully laid in the palm of our Father's hands...nurturing and carrying the whole thing...
I will pray for you every time I think of you- today, especially. I am comforted to know that with everything you can lose- you can't lose Your Heavenly Father. He doesn't move, you are protected, safe, and hidden in Him. I will pray that you feel his hands around you and gain strength in the cleft of His rock.
Please let me know if there's anything I can do- really, I would love to help in some practical way.
*hugs* to you, my friend....I ache for you.

Anonymous said...

Love you guys, my heart is with you.
Christian

Annie said...

Oh Kristine...I heart with all of you over yet another loss in your life. Praying that God's grace will fill you in a way you didn't think was possible and get all of you through these next many difficult days. I <3 you all.

Mary Ann said...

I can't believe it. What a really nice man your dad was, Kristine....quiet and kind and unassuming. I always enjoyed our conversations and wish there could be another one. He was great! And he loved all of you guys so much. I am missing him today. You more. And your mom. Give her love from me.

Mary Ann

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your dad! We will be praying for your family and your mom. You were so right in your blog post that God does give us what we need to make it. What a comfort that is.
Drenna Heiser

Brenda said...

Oh, Kristine and kids and Judy, let me speak for myself and Jack and the cousins that we are so sorry for your loss. I will always think of Larry as the quiet man on the side of the room that the grand kids couldn't get enough of! Lifting you all up in prayer...