Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's one week since our Frank went to be with the Lord. Even though we thought were as prepared as anyone could be, it doesn't ease the pain of missing him. It just hurts.

BUT GOD..... He is our comfort, and source of strength and peace. The body of Christ has been such such a blessing to our family, uplifting us through this time.

"Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep". Romans 12:15
The outpouring of love was amazing!!! It gave me such comfort for the weekend. It will forever impact the children as well, as they saw the line at visitation and the church full for his service. The kids knew their Daddy as... well... Daddy. Seeing how many people came to pay respect to him as they knew him through business, church, bible study, college, elementary school, etc broadened their perspective how many lives he has touched.

As we reflect on the weekend, "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you."

We do have a favor to ask.....

We have been told by so many people, that the guest book was too hard to get to in the lobby on Sunday, and as a result, we are missing hundreds of names of people that came to the service.
Because we not able to see everyone it would mean so much to us to know who was there.

If you were there and couldn't get to the book, please let us know, either by telling us here, or emailing me (so I can have your address), and we'll record it for you. It would make me sad to miss sending an acknowledgement. I have heard, only from others, of people that came. It touched our hearts, and we would have never known. Thank you so much for helping us with important detail.

Frank's posts were always so great! I used to linger as long as I could before posting after him. I hated "pushing" his down the page of the website. Remember the one about his taking a bath? (Oct 2008) It was powerful.
I feel the same way today, knowing this post would take his picture off the front screen....
so I'm keeping it! I could just stare at it all day.

The "family bed" has been so good for us. I haven't slept alone yet. Your prayers are needed, and so very appreciated for our family during this time. Thank you!!
Peggy, Chandler, Zach, and Chase


Anonymous said...

Peggy and Family- my thoughts continue to be with you daily. I can't tell you how many times I check the blog each day still, and yes I love to see his picture up there first thing. I just went back and re-read the "Bath" submission, it was powerful as you said and I got chill bumps reading. I could not be there for the services physically, but I felt like I was and was hugging you. I will continue to lift you up and be inspired by you. I'm so glad that you created this not only for us but so you, Frank, the kids could all know througout the journey how much Frank touched so many. Thank you for conituning to be an amazing testimony of God's love for us. Vicki (Denver)

Anonymous said...

Dear Peggy,

We were so glad to see your post. As Vicki said, we check the blog daily to see how you are doing. I can still vividly recall Frank's "Bath" post. My eyes have done so much crying lately that I better give them a little break before I read it again. What a precious husband and father you all had in Frank. We were especially touched by the song written by Frank that was performed at the close of the service. May God continue to hold you ever so closely sweet friend. Love, The Brunos

Anonymous said...

Hi Peggy, so glad to see your post here. As inspiring as Frank's posts were to everyone, you need to know that yours are, as well. I've said before how beautifully you express yourself and apply God's words to every situation. The words you write here have helped me in so many ways, and I, for one, hope you continue with this. Still praying for you all. Robin D

Melanie Howell said...

I just wanted to let you know Marya and I were there. It was a beautiful celebration of Frank's life! Like his friend and co-worker said, Frank wouldn't have wanted anyone to leave feeling depressed, and while our hearts were heavy for you, we left not depressed but uplifted by what a amazing person Frank was.It was amazing to hear so many wonderful things about your family! My heart aches for your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

amy said...

You and your precious family remain in my prayers daily, Peggy.