Saturday, September 30, 2006

In Memory

1DadMom2002
Irving Fritz Carlson
June 8, 1913 - September 30, 2006
11:40 a.m.
Home With Jesus

20 comments:

Diane said...

God Bless him, you and your family, Dawn. *Hugs*

Sherry said...

We're praying for you-we'll especially remember Dwight, Grace and their mama.

Barb said...

Oh Dawn. It is over. And he's with his Heavenly Father, at last. I'm so sorry for all of you. I know it hurts.

But he lived a long, long life and lived it in such a way that he was loved.

I hope that as all of you go through the next few difficult days, you'll remember that.

Please accept my deepest sympathy. And I will pray for peace and acceptance for you and your family.

Linda said...

That is a precious picture. I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray it is a comfort to all of you to know that he just stepped out of this life and into the arms of his Savior. Praying for all of you.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

You have my deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family. What a beautiful photo, Dawn....yes, he is HOME--even more beautiful than a Fall day filled with hunting!

Diane

Nikkie said...

I'm so sorry Dawn. My thoughts are with you, Kristen, and your family.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my granddaughter, and it nearly killed me. My son and his wife left Arkansas, first moving to Boulder and then to Denver, to try to start all over, but she never could heal and ended up pushing my son away in her pain and divorcing him. He loves Colorado, but my heart still hurts for him and I miss him.

That's intersting that you lived at Heber Springs at one time!

Thanks for commenting on my post about Teen Challenge. I'm glad the three of us who got spammed spoke our piece to Karly, even if she did delete us!

My church, First Baptist, was trying to help a young couple here kick drugs, but they really needed more serious help than we could give them, so I talked to the elders and we sent them to a Teen Challenge in California that takes couples. I've always thought a lot of David Wilkerson and got to attend his Time Square Church once when I was in NYC.

I'm 57 and retiring soon and I could have written every bit of your post about what it's like becoming older. I've got every symptom you described!

Danielle said...

Bless this kind soul. Home with Jesus indeed.

Morning Glory said...

Beautiful photo! Our love and prayers for all of you as you head into the next few days and weeks.

mouse said...

My sympathy goes to you and your family. Peace be with you all.

PEA said...

My sympathies to you and your family...bless you all! Hugs xox

Tammy said...

what a sweet, sweet picture...holding hands!!
You and family are in my prayers!!
(((hugs)))

Sue said...

Dawn,
I have seen you commenting on many of the sites I also visit. I decided to say hello today and I see I've come at a sad time in your family.
Please accept my sincere sympathies for your loss..
I'll be back to visit you again soon...

Pamela said...

Dawn, My heartfelt sympathy is with you and your wonderful family.

May God hold and cradle your dear Dad C in the palm of his hands, and may he comfort Anna and your family during this sad time.

I am so very sorry. Our love and prayers are with you dear friend. ((hugs))

kpjara said...

God bless you all as your grieve over this loss! Thank God we do hava a future beyond this earthly dwelling place!

Karla said...

Lord bless him. What a sweet, sweet picture. Thanks for sharing it.
It's still hard to say "see you later"... My prayers for, and condolences to, you and your family.

Rhonda said...

Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I do know that your father must be so happy now that he wouldn't come back even if he could.
Blessings,
Rhonda

MugwumpMom said...

Peace and grace to you and yours. He is at home, at rest and joyfully enjoying our Lord. May his wife be strengthened in that knowledge. Blessings to you all.

Maggie Ann said...

Just checking in, and lifting up a prayer for your family as you have these last but precious days of closure. What joy to be with God. Once as I lay in bed before sleep took me off to dreamland, I wondered what it would be like to leave this body and be in the presence of God. No vision, mind you ..smile. But immediately into my mind came this...I was running as hard and as fast as I could towards God, my loving Father. The feeling I had was that he couldn't wait to get me to him, and I couldn't get there fast enough...joybells for me. That thought had to be from the Holy Spirit. What joy to be in the presence of our God! The heartache we have now, will be not even a memory then. May God bless you and comfort as only he can...thinking of you today.

tam said...

Lovely, lovely photo..

Did not realize the connection of family here...until I saw a photo at Kristens and now here...

My deepest sympathies and prayers for your Mother in law and all family...My Praises for a life lived for Christ and his return home to his Creator and Savior...what a delight it must be for your Father in law to rest in his Fathers arms after having been the patriarch for so long...

Thank you SO much for sharing this.