Thursday, June 18, 2009

Remembering

My sweet precious Uncle passed from this world in the night last night.

2am phone calls are never filled with good news are they?

But maybe they are more than we realize....
Bobby was diagnosed some years ago with early onset Alzheimer's. This cruel disease took away a man that was loved by everyone around him. Dimentia or Alzheimers has attacked my family with a vengeance in the last few years. I have 3 grandparents and my Uncle affected. I pray for all those that love and care for their precious loved ones who are affected by such conditions.

Bobby was the meekest most gentle person I've ever met and we all loved him dearly!! Today I'm mourning the loss of a precious member of my family who we all needed so much, I'm so very thankful he was part of my family! But today I'm trying to remind myself that God has made him perfect again. Bobby was a wonderful Christian man who adored my Aunt. He loved my cousins and their children so so very much!! And we all loved and adored him! Today I am sad.....
But I'm trying to be happy for Bobby!!!! I know he is now rejoicing and smiling and I pray remembering all the happiest things that life brought his way and how is precious wife adored him and cared for him and loved him!!

5 comments:

Louisiana Laura said...

Oh I am so sorry- thank you for sharing such sweet words about him. Even tho this is such a sad occasion, I am encouraged, seeing your love and appreciation for who he was to his family & wife. That disease is so bitter. I am thinking of you all and praying for comfort for all- Laura

Anonymous said...

Rachel,

I am sorry. I feel your Peace. Many, many prayers and love flow to you and your family during this sad time.

He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world. - Jesus Christ

Lots of love, Bev Aldridge

Elizabeth S said...

Love you.

Cindy in California said...

It's always hard to say "good-bye" to a loved one, even when we know they are walking the streets of gold, in a perfect, restored body! I pray that you will cherish the memories of your beloved uncle and find comfort in them.

One of my favorite memories from my dad's funeral is the pastor saying: "We are not saying 'good-bye', rather it's 'see you later!'" I hope this is a comfort to you, your family and the family of your uncle.

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

Well as Bobby's son said "today he doesn't have Alzheimer's!!" so true!! HOORAY!! And you are right, Cindy we WILL see him later!! Thank you to all of you!!