Friday, December 18, 2009

Goodbye My Sweet Daddy

This morning at 9:21 a.m. my Daddy went into the Loving Arms of His Savior. He was surrounded by his Loved Ones and went very peacefully.

We will all miss him so very much



Absolutely you will miss him. In time it will get better but you will always miss him. Time does not remove the love and the memories. I know however that you are rejoicing through your tears, heartbreak and loneliness. He no longer is suffering. You have a wonderful family and although a member is missing. He will never be far from your heart and memory. And someday--oh glorious someday, you, your family and many others of us will celebrate with him around the banquet table. God bless you Loren. STILL PRAYING!

The Real Me!

My friend, I'm so sorry. It's comforting to know that he was surrounded by his loved ones and that you were able to get the confirmation you needed as well.
Praying for you during this time!
Know that I love you sweet sister!


Oh Loren. You were such a burden on my heart this morning. Now I know why.

What a blessing that you and your whole family, and especially your Nana, were able to be with him.

A blessing, but still oh so sad. I know that your heart does burst with excitement that he is in the presence of our Jesus. But I also know that you must be so overcome with grief and exhaustion.

I love you friend. I am praying for a mending of your heart.


christy rose

Loren, I am continuing to lift you and your family up in prayer! Isn't it wonderful to know that your daddy is with Jesus! And you will see him again one day, living forever with the Lord. I am so glad that your family was able to be with Him in his last few days of life here on this earth. I know you will miss him. He is your daddy. But, now you have the opportunity to be excited about your reunion one day. What a glorious day that will be!!!
Love you,


I am so sorry for your loss but rejoicing because he will now be able to celebrate the birth of our Christ, with Christ himself.

As Clif said, Time will not remove the love and memories.

Praying for you during this difficult time.


Oh Loren, I am soo sorry to hear this. And there really are no new words to say. I KNOW you are happy that he is even now pain free and dancing in the streets of heaven. He has just gone on ahead and will be waiting for you all to join him someday. And yet I KNOW your heart is sad as he will be missed so much no doubt. I have been praying for you and I promise I will just continue on. Let yourself fall into the comforting arms of our Savior. Blessings, Debbie

Simply Heather

May you feel, sense, see, know, Loren. May The Spirit open your inner eyes to see special gifts that only could be from your daddy in these days to come. HE did for me when my mother left us, I know HE'll bless you in the same ways. Treasure those moments.

Love you.
Warmest hug.


Peacefully and surrounded by love... praise God for that. His suffering is no more and he is now with his loving Savior! Your daddy's love and memories will be part of you forever. Wishing I could help right now. My heart and prayers are with you!

He & Me + 3


I am so sorry to hear this but rejoicing with you that you will see him again someday. Praising God for his salvation!
Praying for your family,


Oh Loren, I am so sorry. I am praying for God to wrap you and your family tightly in His loving arms during this time. I know your daddy is in a much better place, but that doesn't make it easier. Praying that He will give you strength each day and fill your minds and hearts with good memories. I am thankful he is not suffering anymore and is dancing on those streets of gold with His Savior! I love you girl!

Warren Baldwin

So sorry for you and your family at this time. Clif's comments are so meaningful; I don't think I can add to them except to say, "amen." Our prayers will be with you at this time. May the spirit of this season, the spirit of Jesus, fill your heart.


Sweetie, my heart breaks for you, and your family. Our loss is definitely heavens gain. Wish I were there to pray with you, and give you huge hugs. But, I am here loving you, and embracing you with many prayers.

Beth E.

Oh, Loren, I am so sorry for your loss! I'm praising God that your dad is with our Savior, where he will no longer be in any pain. However, I know you and your family are hurting. For that, my heart is hurting.

I'm praying that God will give you and your family peace and only HE can give.


Girly Muse

Oh, Loren...

So sorry.

So thankful for this time you've had with him, especially in the last few get that peace you needed.

Love you so much. Holding you and yours up right now.

Tea With Tiffany

Praying for you during this time. I'm so sorry. May God send His comfort to you and your family in tangible and personal ways--when you need it most.

Hugs and love from Colorado Springs,



Sister Loren, it's never easy for us who are left behind. But I pray that the Lord's comfort and love and grace cover you all. I share your pain as you embraced and welcomed us all to be a part of this journey. Sending you my hugs and love and keeping you in prayers.


Oh Loren precious sister, my prayers of love, comfort and strength are around you and your family as you remember the precious times with your Daddy who is now with the LORD. May all the peace of JESUS rest with each one of you at this difficult and tender time. I love you.


Loren, I am so sorry about your loss. Heaven's gain. I know your heart will ache for him in these next days of Christ-mas gatherings. We will continue to lift you up in prayer.



My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie


Loren, I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad 12 years ago and my step dad of 30 years in May. I've tasted of the loss myself.

In time, the heartache will heal and the legacy he left behind will become even more clear, bringing great comfort to you and your family.

You are in my prayers.

Irritable Mother

Loren, I am so sorry for your loss. But what a blessing that everyone was able to be with him.

Let's pray.
Father in heaven, we know that You are good even when we are sad. We know that even though Loren's world has been rocked, You are not shaken.
And because You do not change, because we can trust You, we come to You now. Father, I am asking You in this moment to hold Loren and all of her family close in Your arms tonight. I am asking You to bring them comfort and peace which can only come from Your loving and powerful hand.
Will You speak tenderly to Loren's heart? Will You cover her with Your love and give her a very real sense of Your presence? Will You remind her, Lord, that although her earthly father has passed on, her heavenly Father will never leave her nor forsake her?
Yes, Lord! Display Your power as You bring peace to Loren's heart.
I'm asking it in the wonderful, powerful, beautiful, matchless Name of JESUS.
Amen and amen!

Much love,


Loren, my heart goes out to you as I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a parent. I lost my mom several years ago and still miss her so much. I'm sending you a blog hug as that's as close as I can be right now. May the Lord and His people be with you during this time of loss.



I'm sad with you, sweet friend. Your love for your dad is a poweful testimony. I'm so glad he is pain free now. My heart goes out to you.

Prayers for you and your family,
Love you!


Dear Loren,

I love you my gentle spirited friend. My thoughts and prayers have been and continue to be with you and your family through this difficult time of transition in all ways. As Clif said, absolutely you will miss him and you have such beautiful memories of your precious daddy. Oh what a sight that must be in the heavenlies right now as he is with our heavenly Father in all of His splendor and all of His glory.

May God's strong grace continue to cover you and your family in the days to come.

Love you so much,


Oh sweet girl...losing your daddy, even though you know he is with Jesus, is still so hard. I remember. My daddy went to be with Jesus three years ago. I pray for the supernautural comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

Loren, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I know all too well, the empty feeling in your heart, the hurting in the pit of your stomach and the horrible feeling that this isn't a dream but reality.

I am praying that the Lord will help you deal with all the things that I can remember having to deal with.

You are loved and I am so thankful that your sweet daddy is in the presence of our Savior. He is worshipping and praising and basking in the glory of the King!

Love you so - Beth


Loren, I have had you on my mind all day today. Logged on to catch up on my blogs this evening and discovered the news about your dad. Now I know why you laid so heavily on my heart. You are a wonderful woman and I thank God that our paths have crossed in such an unexpected way. Your father is in a better place now. Thank God you were able to be with him during his last days of life and days of salvation. Love you!! Still recooping from my shoulder surgery. Hasn't been horrible but I have done a lot of crying today with pain. Keep your chin up and eyes on the good Lord above. Let's do coffee when you return.

Beth in NC

I am so sorry Loren. (((hugs))) I pray you and your family will feel God carrying you.



You already know I am praying for you, but I wanted to remind you: I love you. You are very special to me and to our Heavenly Father. Fall into HIS arms and rest my sweet one. Your battle has been long and hard and I know your heart and knees are tired. It is time for you to let GOD soothe and comfort your pain.
Hugs and love, andrea


So sorry for your loss...I followed the link from Lisa Shaw...the testimony of your dad's confession of faith was beautiful.....

Julie The Surrendered Scribe


My deepest sympathies. I lost my dad to lung cancer five years ago. My dad accepted the Lord so I know this loss is a bittersweet thing. You will see him again, but it's still a huge loss.

I believe you will see in the coming days, weeks and years the impact your dad had on others. Just his postings were so profound and inspirational. I feel blessed just knowing of him through cyberspace.

Hugs to you all. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


Steph T.

Loren...I am so glad you were there by his side during this time. He is sitting at the throne of God worshiping the King Of Kings! How amazing is that to think about? And the best part is you will one day be there with him and rejoice in his presence! I will be praying for you and your entire family.


On this Sunday before Christmas I still have you on my mind and in my heart. May the Spirit of God and the peace the Spirit brings be with you. Still praying.


Hi Loren ...
I just want to express my own condolences; you and your family have been on my mind (and in my heart) for days now. It's been many years, but I "lost" my own beloved daddy suddenly just before Christmas ... the ensuing days I felt so numb; like I was sleepwalking to keep everything under control. But you know what? I still "talk" to him and I know he listens. Your love for your dad (and his for you!) is everlasting. What a model of courage and caring you've displayed! ... Just don't forget to take good care of yourself in these trying times.


I'm so sorry Loren. I had been praying that he might make it through Christmas. I am SO glad that he chose to trust in Christ. I am praying for you and your family now.

Much love to you!



I am so so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how much you loved him and believed that with faith and much prayers we might have him with us here all that much longer. The best present you have been given by God was the time you spent lying next to him and finally getting the assurance that you needed that this is not the last time you will see him again. We have hope that in our very nearly future, we will all be reunited once more to sit at God's heavenly table and share in the biggest family reunion ever.

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers each day and I am hear if you need someone to talk to or just listen with!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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