Friday, February 01, 2008

Prayer Request

This morning a dear Uncle of Michael's was killed. Uncle Ed was a man of many talents. He at one time owned a flower shop with his wife, Aunt Kay. They are both licensed floral designers. He made beautiful furniture, he carved and made life like duck decoys, he was a member of SASS, he took part in many Civil War re-enactments and he was an avid hunter. I am sure there are many more talents that are not listed here. He was very interesting to talk to and to listen to. He had lots of stories to tell. Uncle Ed was special to us. He took a great interest in Joshua. He allowed Joshua to be in a Civil War re-enactment with him and made sure he was outfitted. He helped Joshua clean and fix his black powder rifle. They enjoyed talking together. Joshua added a garage and big room onto Uncle Ed's home. That was an honor to Joshua that he was asked. Uncle Ed is an artist and encouraged that in Joshua. He will be missed. He leaves behind his sweet bride, Aunt Kay, children and grand-children. If you feel led, please pray for his family.
Here is a picture of Uncle Ed with Joshua (on the right of picture) and Steve (Michael's older brother).

In this picture, you see Uncle Ed in the background. Aunt Kay is on the right with a nephew. The one in black is Kim, Uncle Ed's daughter and her daughter is the blond on the left. Kitty, the daughter-in-law is in the front.

Every time I hear of some one passing on, it makes me realize that we are not promised a tomorrow. Tell those around you that you love them. MAKE time to make that phone call, send that card or write that letter. Make sure you heart is right with the Lord. You can go here and see if you pass the test.

11 comments:

Ladyfromthewoods said...

Very sorry for the loss of this beloved family member. His entire family is in my prayers.

Revee said...

We are sorry to hear about your family's loss. The entire family will be in our prayers.

Lady_MSnow said...

((((HUGS and PRAYERS))))

Heartathome said...

I'm very sorry for your loss and will be praying for Uncle Ed's family as they confront the next few days of difficult decisions.

Peggy said...

prayers going up. how precious is our time with loved ones and how blessed we are to have memories to cherish.

Sharri said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Uncle Ed.
Was he a believer? I hope so.

We will be praying for you all.

Geneva said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like he was a wonderful man.

Patty said...

Life is indeed uncertain. Keeping your family in our prayers.

Paula said...

Marci,
We are never prepared for the death of a loved one, are we? So sorry to hear of Uncle Ed's passing, but rejoicing with you in his salvation. There is much to process now. I pray all would seek Him for comfort and allow Him to hold you close.
Paula

"Has God forgotten to be gracious? Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Then I said, 'It is my grief, that the right hand of the Most High has changed.' I shall remember the deeds of the Lord; surely I will remember Thy wonders of old." Ps 77:9-11

~~ said...

I am sorry about the loss of your uncle. May the Lord grant you peace during this time.
Patricia

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle....he sounds like a wonderful man! I will keep you and the rest of the family in my prayers....May God help you through this tough time!