Saturday, February 2, 2013

Days of sorrow....

Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Our blog has been silent due to grief in the passing of my step-father and children's Paps.

Lee "Buddy" Leek
Sept. 2, 1936 - Jan. 30, 2013

He has been "my" Buddy, Dad, & Paps
for the past 33 years!!!

 Life will not be the same without him here...
our hearts are deeply grieved,
 for we are selfish and would love to have him here with us to share our daily loves.
Yet, on Wednesday the Lord called him home,
for his body was sick and tired....
Now he is pain free and resting in peace.
So, as much as we grieve we rejoice for where Paps is now, and we will see him again in glory!
We praise the Lord for the time we had with Paps, we count it a blessing!

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck what is planted; 
 A time to kill,
    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
    And a time to build up; 
 A time to weep,
    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
    And a time to dance; 
 A time to cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing; 
 A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away; 
 A time to tear,
    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
    And a time to speak; 
A time to love,
    And a time to hate;
A time of war,
    And a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Tomorrow afternoon is the funeral, where I will have the privilege to give the eulogy.
This is such an honor. How does one say within a few minutes enough about a person who had 76 years of living?! I don't believe we can, 
what I do believe is we can show our love and honor, while celebrating his life!
My prayers is that others will get a glimpse of what his family saw in him.
Monday will be the graveside service...
we welcome your prayers.

Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 31:24


Megan said...

Praying for ya'll

Kay said...

I will pray for your family....
God Bless,

Jody said...

Laura, our prayers are with you during this time of loss. We pray God will give you His strength to carry on and provide the eulogy. Be encouraged through this and lean on the One who loves you and your family. Thinking and praying for you.
Always Experiencing Him,

Nabila Grace said...

So sorry to hear of his passing. Will lift your family up in prayer.

Nicole Pelkey said...

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. It is such a HARD loss, and I promise to be praying for you and your precious family today and over the next several days, as they will be hard, but I am thankful to hear that you will be with him again in glory!
Love & Prayers!!!

Abundantly Blessed said...

I am so sorry! Praying for you all during this time of grieving.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your great loss. We're praying for you all.


Amy said...

Sounds like he was a very special man! Praying for you and your family.

The Mayo Family said...

Oh my we are so very sorry for the loss you are going through. It is a very, very difficult time.
Our hearts go out to you "all".
Please know that we will be praying for all of you & the rest of your this time & in the months ahead when there will be days that are difficult to walk through.
Hugs-thoughts-prayers-blessings & love...The Mayo Family

Cindy said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose someone we love so much. But what a reunion that will be in heaven!

Sharon said...

Praying for comfort as you adjust to this new season of your life

Deb said...

Laura, I'm just seeing this post tonight and am so sorry to hear of your sadness and loss. I will pray for you tomorrow as you speak--that your words and thoughts will be clear. Praying for you all.

Kelly said...

We will be praying for you and yours Laura.

Lynda said...

I am so sorry for your loss but praise God you know you will see 'Paps' again. It is truly an honor you have giving the eulogy. I did that for my mom because she had only lived here a year and I wanted people to know who she really was before she got so sick. Bless you for being obedient to do this act of love for him.

Rebekah said...

I am so sorry! Praise the Lord that this life isn't the end for His children!

Cinnamon said...

I have been praying for you Laura and your Mama. What a hardship to endure but as you said there is hope in Jesus and you will see him again.

Knowing your family will be shining light to all those present Monday.

hugs dear friend~


Faye Henry said...

May God bless you all and grant you peace knowing all is well..

Beth said...

So very sorry for your loss. The loss of a parent is H-A-R-D!!! Will keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers as you lay him to rest.

Mrs. Josh said...

Oh Laura,
I am so sorry to hear of your families great loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Theresa said...

My deepest sympathy. I will be praying for you, Arthur and the children. I love you, Sister.