Through My Prayers

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.



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  • Christie says:

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

  • Julie says:

    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!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Laurie says:

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

  • Tracey H says:

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

  • Pam says:

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

  • Southern Gal says:

    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.

  • Cindy says:

    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.

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

  • shawna ford says:


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

  • kathy bailey says:

    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

  • Wendi says:

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

  • Gina says:

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

  • Maureen says:

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

  • Sharon says:

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

  • vicki says:

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

  • nancy says:

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


  • Kerry says:

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

  • Kelly says:

    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.

  • Erin in CO says:

    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!

  • Tracey says:

    So sorry Edie! Will be praying for everyone.

  • camille says:

    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.

  • Susanne says:

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

  • Cheryl says:

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

  • Connie says:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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


  • Jackie says:

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

  • Tammy B says:

    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!

  • 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

  • Beverly says:

    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.

  • Gretchen says:

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

  • Leanne says:

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

  • Andrea says:

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

  • Julie Ann says:

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

  • tara lowry says:

    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.

  • Donna says:

    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

  • 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.

  • Melissa says:

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

  • Carin says:

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

  • Susan says:

    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

  • Gina says:

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

  • laura says:

    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.

  • June says:

    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.

  • Kathryn C says:

    Prayers for your family. So sorry for your loss.

  • paige says:

    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

  • Beatle55 says:

    “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.

  • RD Shugart says:

    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.

  • Teresa says:

    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.

  • Ginnie says:

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

  • 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.

  • Jodi says:

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

  • Jan says:

    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.

  • Susan says:

    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.

  • elizabeth says:

    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.

  • Trudy K says:

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

  • patty says:

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

  • debbie says:

    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.

  • Rebekah Lyon says:

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

  • Rebekah Lyon says:

    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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