Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Father's Passing

Thursday night we received the call that Mark's father passed away from a massive heart attack while reading his Bible in preparation for Sunday's sermon.

It has been a whirlwind of activity, phone calls, and little rest ever since.

My husband, Mark, is the oldest of five children and flew yesterday from Virginia to California to take care of his Mom and all the arrangements. We will follow soon.

At this time, words are hard. Tears are flowing. Mom and Dad were just with us last week for a visit. In the previous post you can see them playing a board game with us. Life can change in an instant.

Life will change in an instant a few times in our lives. If we have the Lord, He carries us beautifully through. How do others do it without Him? I can't imagine.

There are so many details that the Lord is orchestrating perfectly and I want to share them with you, but I'm too tired to think, let alone write at the moment. I will do my best to share His faithfulness with you soon.

If you feel led to pray, please ask for wisdom and strength for Mark and safety for family and friends who will be traveling, some even from the other side of the world. And, of course, comfort for the family.

Thank You!


The Bug said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - I'll be praying for your family.

Joyce said...

So very sorry for your loss. Sudden is especially hard and distance complicates. So glad you had recent time together. I will keep your family in my prayers. Take care.

sara said...

oh Angie, I am so sorry. I am praying for you and your family.


BARBIE said...

Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and Mark and the family.