Thursday, March 22, 2012

Saying Goodbye

We said goodbye to a dear Uncle today. Uncle Paul Myers went to be with Jesus early on Sunday morning. He was one of my Mother's brothers. Uncle Paul always had time to connect with us at family reunions. You felt special in his presence.

Today at his service we heard from two sons, a son-in-law and a grandson about how he honored his family. Uncle Paul was a truck driver. He drove till he turned 80. That meant he was gone a lot while his kids and Gands were growing up. Yet, they all said how present he was in their lives. This man was an intentional husband, father and grandfather. We heard over and over how Uncle Paul loved the Lord and how he made that love real to his family. Even though, as one of the boys said, they didn't always follow after the Lord, they all came back. That thrilled their Dad.

Rest in Peace, Uncle Paul.
You will be greatly missed here on earth!
But we know you are in the presence of your Lord.
How could we wish for anything more?

7 comments:

Maple Lane said...

My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of this dear Uncle.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

You uncle sounds very special. I am sorry, Doris, for your families loss.

Fondly,
Glenda

From the Kitchen said...

Uncle Paul sounds like a special man who has left behind a legacy of love. Condolences to you and your family.

Best,
Bonnie

Theresa said...

I am so sorry that you lost your precious Uncle Paul! I am happy to know that he knew the Lord and that he will be rejoicing in Heaven! HUGS and prayer for the entire family!

Anonymous said...

This post is wonderful Doris. Thanks for sharing the very touching service today, remembering Uncle Paul. We will miss him at our family reunions. My heart goes out to Aunt Polly and the children in their loss.

Barb said...

I'm so sorry to have to miss this service. Reading this post brings tears. What a wonderful family man he was!

momto8 said...

I am sorry about your uncle's death.