Through My Prayers

by Edie Wadsworth on May 28, 2013

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Steve’s father passed away this week. We are heartbroken and grieving and would appreciate your prayers; especially for his mom, who lost her husband of 57 years and who spent the last few years sacrificing so much to care for him at home. The gift Steve’s father gave me is one I’ll never be able to repay. So much of the life and love I enjoy today is because of how this man devoted himself to his family.  I’m so thankful for the legacy that Eddie leaves, for the strong foundation he laid for his family, for the hilarious one liners that live on in all who knew him, and for the gift of faith in Christ, which was the cornerstone of his life. We will miss you, Eddie.

Hug those you love extra tight today.  Make sure they know how much you care.

xoxo

 

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1 Christie May 28, 2013 at 10:52 am

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss of a wonderful father and husband. His blessings to your family keep on.

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2 Julie May 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

I am very sorry for your family’s lost. My prayers for your family that you may feel the peace, comfort and rest of the Lord that only He can give. Praise God he knew Jesus Christ as his one and only Savior! Rejoice that you know you will see him again in eternity!

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3 Elizabeth May 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

I am so sorry for your loss.

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4 Laurie May 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

Sorry for your loss, praying for the family during this time.

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5 Tracey H May 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

So very sorry for your loss!!! Your family will be in our prayers..

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6 Pam May 28, 2013 at 11:25 am

I’m so sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. You and your family are in my prayers!

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7 Southern Gal May 28, 2013 at 11:30 am

I am so very sorry for the loss of that wonderful father, husband, and grandfather. As I watch a friend struggle through the days of waiting after her father’s terrible accident, I am reminded that God’s mercies are new every morning. May He give you all comfort and peace during this time.

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8 Cindy May 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

My husband died a couple of months ago. In the obituary I said “give your loved ones an extra hug and make sure that they know that you love them”. That is what life really is all about.

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9 Claire @ A Little Claireification May 28, 2013 at 11:36 am

So very sorry to hear this, Edie. Definitely sending prayers and love to your family.
xo, Claire

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10 shawna ford May 28, 2013 at 11:39 am

Edie,

Sorry to hear of your loss. We’ll definitely pray for your family. Blessings.

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11 kathy bailey May 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

Edie,
I am so sorry. It is so sweet when you can have that kind of relationship with an in-law — my father-in-law was a saint. He reminded me of Jed Clampett, he always thought the best of everyone. He was a great influence on my life.
Kathy Bailey
New follower of blog

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12 Wendi May 28, 2013 at 11:52 am

So sorry for your loss, praying for all of you, thankful for the legacy he leaves, and the lives he touched.

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13 Gina May 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I’m sorry. Praying for your family. What a wonderful legacy he leaves.

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14 Maureen May 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm

So sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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15 Sharon May 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I’m so, so sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a wonderful man.

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16 vicki May 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

We’ll be praying for you guys – especially for his wife…I cannot imagine what she’s going through.

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17 nancy May 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

{{{{hugs}}}}} to you, your husband, and his mom and family. praying for peace and comfort for your hearts.

blessings,
nancy

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18 Kerry May 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

So very difficult yet such a sweet opportunity to celebrate a life well lived!

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19 Kelly May 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I’m so sorry to hear this, Edie. What a wonderful legacy he leaves in his son and your family, but the loss has to be immeasurable. Praying for you all.

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20 Erin in CO May 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Dear Edie,
I am so sorry for this huge loss your family is experiencing right now. Thank you for sharing so we can be lifting you in prayer. What a beautiful promise and lasting hope that you WILL see him again some day. Praise be to God for the gift of Jesus Christ that makes that possible!

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21 Tracey May 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

So sorry Edie! Will be praying for everyone.

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22 camille May 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, Edie. May you delight in his memory as you grieve his loss. Love, prayers, and peace to you.

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23 Susanne May 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

May you feel the comfort of the arms of God as your loved one is welcomed home. So very very sorry for your loss.

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24 Cheryl May 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm

So very sorry for your family’s loss. Praying that the peace of God will surround you all as you trust in His sovereignty.

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25 Connie May 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Your words show how deeply you cared. Prayers for comfort, peace and strength.

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26 Kathleen Jaeger May 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss– may you & your family be wrapped in comfort, joy, and peace in the midst of the grieving heartache.

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27 angela conklin May 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Precious words for a man who obviously means so much to all of you. Praying for your children too…it’s tough to lose a PawPaw.

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28 Sarah @ An Inviting Home May 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I am so sorry for you loss. I will be praying for your family.

~Sarah

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29 Jackie May 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I’ll be praying for all of you as you mourn.

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30 Tammy B May 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I’m so sorry to hear this, Edie, but what a joy that you were blessed with such an amazing father-in-love and that Steve and all the children had an amazing father and grandfather. God is wonderful to have also blessed them with almost 60 years of marriage. What an example of marital commitment! We mourn with all of you as you adjust to life here on earth without his physical presence. Rejoicing with you that you will be reunited with him in heaven for all of eternity!

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31 Marie at the Lazy W May 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Sincerest condolences, Edie and Steve. And prayers from us.
I too am blessed to be married to a man whose dad gave him the twofold gift of faith and example. The best legacies. xoxo

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32 Beverly May 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Prayers are headed to you all. I lost my Dad 11years ago and for me, knowing his heart was with Jesus and all of the memories I have of him, these were and are my comforts.

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33 Gretchen May 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Edie and Steve, so sorry for your loss. They are never too old. My prayers are with you all as you say goodbye.

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34 Leanne May 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. What great assurance you have to know he trusted Jesus as his Savior!

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35 Andrea May 28, 2013 at 8:58 pm

so sorry for your family’s loss…..how comforting to know he is in heaven and watching over you!

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36 Julie Ann May 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Dear Edie. Breaks my heart for you all. Prayers said. xxx ooo

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37 tara lowry May 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Praying now for your sweet husband, his mother…the whole family.
What a treasure his legacy will be to those who come after him.
God is near to the brokenhearted.

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38 Donna May 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Hugging you all and praying for you across the state of Tennessee– Sharing life together continues no matter the distance. Thank you for the blessing you were to me when our parents passed on. I pray you will feel God’s peace ruling your hearts now. XOXOX

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39 The Domestic Fringe May 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Edie, I’m so sorry. Your father-in-law sounds like such a wonderful man, a blessing. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
~FringeGirl

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40 Melissa May 29, 2013 at 1:48 am

Lifting you and your family up. Pray God’s comfort would wrap you tightly and you would feel his grace.

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41 Carin May 29, 2013 at 2:58 am

So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo

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42 Susan May 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

So sorry for your loss! I know your faith will see you through, but know your are in my prayers too. May God’s love and amazing grace be your strength each and every day! God Bless each of you. Susan

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43 Gina May 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

So hard to lose those we love so dearly. Prayers for your family, Edie.

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44 laura May 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Oh, dear ones, blessings to you every day, but most tenderly in these days of newly releasing and remembering Steve’s father. Praying that Eddie’s legacy will grow richer and deeper as it proves itself true in the ongoing life of your family. I’m deeply grateful that in Christ we have the comfort of the Holy Spirit, and will pray for abundant mercy for y’all.
{{xoxo}}
laura

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45 June May 29, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for you and your family. Wish I was closer, and could bring you a casserole and something homemade with chocolate in it. Will continue to pray for your family.

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46 Kathryn C May 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Prayers for your family. So sorry for your loss.

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47 paige May 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

oh sweet friend….i am so sorry
when we start burying our parents we travel this journey that seems so hard to even comprehend…
ya’ll are in my prayers
love you

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48 Beatle55 May 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18. “The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.” May all of your family rest in the grace and joy of the Lord that He has supplied to meet your needs.

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49 RD Shugart May 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Praying for all of you. No matter what the circumstances, it’s never easy to say goodbye – even when you know it’s only for a while.

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50 Teresa May 30, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, sounds like a great man who will not be forgotten. Your family is in my prayers.

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51 Ginnie May 31, 2013 at 1:11 am

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Praying peace and comfort for you all. God will provide.

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52 Shannon@MishmashMama May 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Oh Edie, I’m so sorry. Doesn’t it suck to be at the age where parents are not so young anymore? In my head, my Dad is still 45. Eat some cake and remember to laugh.

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53 Jodi May 31, 2013 at 11:46 pm

My heart breaks for you all. Know that he is HOME…

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54 Jan June 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. Although I do not know you and this is my very first time visiting, it always grieves my heart to hear about the pain of others. I lost my own dear Dad in November 2003. One does not get over a loss like this, but one does learn how to carry on and cherish the memories, such precious memories! And to know that our dear departed family members leave a legacy through us, well, that is just priceless; not just in the descendants who are left behind, but individually in each of us who has been touched by someone we love deeply, in our thoughts, words, and deeds, in our innermost heart of hearts, the place where the Almightly resides.

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55 Susan June 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Oh, Edie! I am so very sorry. Please know that you, Steve and your family will be in my prayers. May God continue to bring you His comfort and peace.

Many hugs to you.
susan

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56 elizabeth June 3, 2013 at 7:45 am

I’m so sorry for your loss. We just lost my FIL suddenly last week at age 64, with no prior warning signs. Devastating.
Your family will be in my thoughts.

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57 Trudy K June 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm

God bless you and Steve. You were so fortunate to have such a great father in law Edie!

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58 patty June 9, 2013 at 8:47 pm

sorry, edie, to you and steve both for your loss. xo

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59 debbie June 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Hi, Edie
Just now seeing your post about your father-n-law. Im so sorry for your familys loss. I know this pain all too well,,My dad passed away on Mothers Day this year and it is still so unreal to me.
Thinking of you and your family.

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60 Rebekah Lyon May 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Mourning with you. Many prayers for His comfort and peace…and for shed tears that are sacred to our Savior. (Hugs)

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61 Rebekah Lyon May 24, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Mourning with you. Many prayers for His comfort and peace…and for shed tears that are sacred to our Savior. Hugs to y’all.

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