Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This is a picture of my "Sweetman" before his illness.  Monday God was very good to him and called him home.  He did not have to go into a nursing home which I am so happy over.  He was one of the most decent men I have ever known.  He loved his family and he was the best husband and dad any family could wish for.  And oh how he loved those eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He served the Lord all of his life.  We miss him already but we had eighteen months to prepare for this journey.  God has been so good to me, his wife.  There were two things I prayed for daily:  One to keep me healthy so I could take care of him at home and two that God would be loving and merciful to him and call him home before he became bedridden.  God did both and I give God all the glory and honor for His answer to my prayers. 

The funeral is Sunday and then Monday a new lifestyle begins for me.  I will make it because that is what my Sweetman would want me to do.

God said to love each other and that is what we did for almost 57 years.


  1. Dot, I love you so much, and I am thankful you know how to lean on Jesus! I am praying for you.

  2. God bless you.. which it's obvious that He has! Your faith is such an encouragment! May the God of all comfort be your comfort!

  3. Oh Dot, what a loving tribute to your husband and a faith-filled testament to your love for God. While reading your post, I thought of my mom and dad who had 54 years together before her death two years ago. I am happy to read that you are ready to begin your new life rather than waste away in sadness as my daddy did. Although it was difficult to lose him last year, seeing him so sad and lonely was just as hard. You are teaching your children and grandchildren (and the rest of us) how to continue in life after heartbreak. My prayers are with you.