Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sorrow In Our Home

On Friday March 30th I received a phone call from my number 2 son. I immediately felt there was something seriously wrong as I heard the words, "Mom, I need you to stay calm." My oldest three sons and my husband were just beginning to enjoy a fun afternoon together when tragedy struck our family. My dear husband had just finished telling my boys that he wasn't feeling well when he fell to the ground. One look at their father and the boys knew that things were critical. Number 1 son began CPR while Number 2 son called 911. My boys fought so hard to keep their dad alive but our Father in Heaven had different plans.

My loving husband died on a beautiful, sunny day surrounded by three of our four sons. Our family is devastated. We miss him so very much! He was a man who loved life and especially loved his family. He was a devoted and supportive husband, a hard worker, had a great sense of humor, and was always positive. He had a firm testimony of his Savior and lived by His example.
He was a friend to everyone he met. He left a great legacy for our five children and for everyone who knew and loved him. His life manifested his belief in service, hard work, respect, friendship, goodness, forgiveness, gratitude, laughter, and love.

His passing has left a great hole in my heart. My beloved hubby supported me, believed in me, and most of all he loved me in spite of me. Joys of Home blog is what it is because of his support and belief in me. He was always by my side as we built projects, and built our family and our life. He held one end, I held the other, and together we made sure things were level. I am not sure what my future holds without him visibly by my side, but I take comfort in knowing that our love and his life is eternal. I am so grateful to have this assurance and to know that God has a plan for me and for my family and He wants us to be happy even in tragedy.

I deeply miss the dear, sweet man
who has been by my side for 33 years.
I love him with all my heart.

Goodbye Mr. Joys of Home.

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