Dear Snoodlings Family,
This is Carpool Queen writing to let you know that yesterday morning Amy’s beloved father finished his battle with cancer and went to be with his Savior in heaven.
I have re-written the above sentence fifteen times and no matter which way I write it, there’s no way around the grief that it encompasses.
This is her blog, and I will not put her emotions into words, but I will leave some of my own. I have had the great privilege of living in close community with her family for many years. I have sat at the breakfast table and watched her daddy read the sports page. I’ve seen his eyes light up at the sight of a fried peach pie. I have smelled his cologne as I’ve been enveloped in a welcoming hug. I’ve heard his unique soft chuckle and have memorized his smile. To say he was a very special man seems inadequate.
At his funeral, many will speak of how he was instrumental in mentoring them or how they were inspired by the spirit of worship he created in the sanctuary. I will remember a man who welcomed into the life of his family a young woman who needed a soft place to land and who needed support and understanding at a time when her own family was finding that difficult to give. Her dad was that man, and I am forever grateful for the place of peace that I found in that home.
Please pray for peace for his family as they navigate the details and emotions of the weeks and months ahead and pray for Amy as she walks the broken road. Those prayers will not be wasted.