Another prayer request if I might

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by the dude abides, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    and more from Kansas these are times we will all miss
     
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes, you can have all the prayers that you need, when the hour arrives,may he drift off to his reward quietly.
    Stan and Trish
     
  3. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    I'm very sorry Dude. It's not easy, but I wish for peace and comfort for your family at this time. Take care of your grandmother, it must be really tough on her right now.
     
  4. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you everyone. I very much appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers. I can't thank each of you enough. My dad called tonight and wanted to make sure I was ok with being a pall bearer. Man, I was not ready for that.
     
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry Dude prayers go out to you and yours.
     
  6. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you ron
     
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My grandfather died 6 or so years ago at 101.He was to young for first world war and to old for second.These folks are the reason alot of us are typing on computers and watching massive t.v..

    Best of wishes and prayers JAY!!!Chin up and chest out.These folks are our backbone.Stand proud for your extended family and as my old grandpop said " Death is a part of life"
     
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Alex. Knowing just part of what he's seen makes me feel like I could never stand in his shoes. We're so spoiled thanks to guys like him.

    To any of you that are serving now, or ever have, my hat is off to you. From the bottom of my heart...thank you for all you've done and continue to do. There are so many (myself included) who will never realize what you've been through to protect our rights and our freedoms.
     
  9. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Prayers for your grandfather and family from us here. Take care.
     
  10. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks old poi dog.
     
  11. Dude, Scarbelly...more prayers are on the way.
     
  12. littlejoe

    littlejoe Newbie

    Dude.. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. No shame in tears, it means your heart is open.

    Although a newbie, and this being my first post, I have came here to read and learn for many months. The knowledge and sharing that is given so freely on here is astounding. Everyone wants the other to succeed as well! It's the hallmark of a great bunch of people, and you are one of them!
     
  13. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow. Thank you so much littlejoe. It means a lot that you've left me a message. But to leave a comment about this as your first ever post really does mean alot. Thank you very much.

    I took my wife and little ones down there tonight. Man, it's rough. He's slipping fast. I'm getting my older one back in town tomorrow afternoon. I'm hoping he'll get a chance to see him.
     
  14. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will add a special prayer tonight for this brave good man and his family. He is a Vet and deserves no less.
    Hang in there Dude. He would want you be brave at a time like this, I know you will because its in your genes.
     
  15. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Prayers included... you all take care and trust in God's Peace.
     
  16. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks GnuBee and eaglewing. I appreciate being in your thoughts.
     
  17. Dude,

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family during this difficult time. I'm glad we have this shared community which can provide inspiration, admiration, laughter and even comfort to those when needed.

    May peace be with you.
     
  18. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you MrPink. Everyone here has been so great. It really has meant a lot to me.
     
  19. Dude,Here is where faith kicks in. I gather by your request for prayers that you are a believer,have faith he will be just fine. Our family and prayer are for you and your family in these trying times.Bill
     
  20. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just wanted to say thank you so much to all of my fellow SMF'ers.

    Grandpa passed away this afternoon. My brother called me this morning and said "it's time" but it's like he's waiting for something...maybe it's you." Wow, thanks for the pressure bro. I'd already decided that I'd said my goodbyes and told him how much I loved him.

    I didn't want to be there. But my guilt got the better of me and I decided to go down after lunch. As I walked in the room it was just he and my dad. My dad turned around and saw me and broke down. He said it just happened. He's gone.

    Maybe he was waiting on me. I don't know. I guess nobody does. But I do know that my dad and I have never had an embrace like that. As much as I am sad, I am also relieved. No more "dying" for him (I wanted to say "pain" but I guess he really wasn't in pain since they had him pretty doped up), no more waiting for us.

    I feel for my dad as he's an only child. So all this has been on him to deal with. As I was leaving he and my mom were headed upstairs to the assisted living area to tell my grandmother. She's recently been put on Hospice too. Dad doesn't think she's got a lot of time left either since she's really not eating anything.

    So keep us in your thoughts, especially my dad and now my grandma.

    Yes, Bill in MN, I am a man of faith. Often times it's tested and I start to question, but then I just catch myself praying even more. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated.
     

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