Friday, February 02, 2007

Goodbye, Daddy

Sweet Jesus,

My beloved father, James Harold Hawthorne, has entered the bridal chamber of Your glory where the rejoicing of the celebrants and the unspeakable delight of those who behold the ineffable beauty of your kind face never ends. All because You have risen. Glory to You. Keep him for me, Jesus. Love him well, Lord. Love him well.

"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Rev. 21:4

Goodbye, Daddy. Jesus took care of this. I'll see you later, okay.


Paula said...

Grieve well, my friend. And celebrate well, too.

Heaven is more glorious than we can dare imagine. What joys have met your precious daddy.

But I know it hurts down here.

I love you. You are beautiful and precious and beloved. Don't ever forget.

Sheryl said...

May our Lord Jesus, as only He can, comfort you with his grace, love and mercy during this time of loss.

We know that He is aware when a little sparrow falls ... how much more so when one of His children is hurting.

You, and your loved ones, will be in my prayers.


Kristine said...

I pray that God would comfort you and keep you during this time of sad sorrow. You are loved and surrounded by prayers.

Angie Poole said...


I'm sorry for your loss and will continue lifting you and yours in prayer.

bobbie said...

oh sweetie, i am so sorry.

i have been and will continue to pray for you in your grief. feel all the feeling dear friend, even the scary ones.

love you!

Joni said...

My dear Mair,
My heart is hurting with you today. If only my tears could help ease the ache in your heart somehow.

May your Father God hold you closely in His arms, and soothe the pain.

My prayers are with you, dear friend.

Earth's loss is heaven's gain...

Jules Quincy Stephens said...

I'm so sorry, Claudia. I hope the Lord surrounds you with people who can comfort you up close, and know there are friends who will pray for your peace from afar.


Patchouli said...

You are surrounded and lifted up on prayers and sweet songs

CHickey said...

I am so sorry, Claudia. Rest assured your daddy is in Jesus's arms now.

Cathy West said...

Oh, Mair. I am so sorry - but what a blessing to rejoice in knowing your dad is no longer in pain and dancing with Jesus. What a sure hope we have in Him. My prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Rejoice in the Lord, for He is Good. His love endures forever!!
May He bless you with a special hug today.

Anonymous said...

Claudia Mair,

I am so sorry for your loss. Wish I could give you a hug in person.....I pray that Jesus will comfort you in His strong and capable arms.

~ Marie

spwriter said...

Claudia, I know I'm a stranger to you, but having quietly read your words here over the past year or so, you don't seem like a stranger to me. Because of that, my heart is hurting for your loss. May you feel God's presence as you wrestle with this beautiful agony.

slb said...

i love you and i wish you continuing and renewed comfort and peace.

slb said...

i love you and i wish you continuing and renewed comfort and peace.