Lost my father in law today

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  1. knitter63

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    I lost my father in law today. He was an amazing man. I know people say that a lot, but he was. 32 years ago, he had 2500 pounds of formica countertop dropped on him in a loading dock-pinning him to the dock itself, crushing his pelvic area. They said he wouldn't live, he did. They said he would never walk again-he did. He said his children would see him walk-even if he was in constant pain-and he was. He has been through open heart surgery one week before his baby daughter's wedding, and he walked her down the isle. He had skin cancer four years ago, and said it would not take him.He was a cancer survivor. The pain and suffering he endured has shown me that I can make it through anything this life throws at me.
    I miss him so very much already. My husband and I are turning to each other for comfort. I am clinging to the wonderful memories I have of him, and my faith in God assures me that he is walking with the Lord right now.
    Thank you for letting me share. My AtoZ forum friends will have my family in their prayers, and that gives me great comfort!
     
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    what an amazing life . . . prayers to all and may you all feel the comfort of God's grace and love
     
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    I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
     
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    My prayers are with you and your family.
    In God's Grace and never-ending Love may you all find peace and comfort.
     
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    That is quite a story and quite a legacy to look up to. Thanks for sharing. Please accept my sympathies as you are going through this sorrowful time. :hugs:
     
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    Thank you for sharing your father-in-law's story. You, and his entire family, are in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    I am so very sorry. Thank you for sharing his inspiring story. You all are in my prayers.
     
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    knitter, you and your family will be in my prayers. Your FIL was a truly amazing man! :hugs:
     
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    Thank you for sharing that amazing story. I will keep your family in my prayers.
     
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    You have my prayers. He sounds like an inspirational man.
     
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    What an exceptional man. You and your family are in my prayers.
     
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    Thank you for sharing these inspirational experiences, these are examples that remind us that a strong will can move a mountain,
    I´m praying for all the family.
     
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    Prayers for you and your family!
     
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    What a wonderful man and you were so blessed to have known him. I think you just wrote the eulogy.
    My prayers are with you and your family.
     
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    You were lucky to have such a wonderful father-in-law. My prayers will be with you and your family.
     
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    Prayers for all of you & his friends as well!!! Sounds like a man who wouldn't do anything without a "fight"!!! Makes me think of the Joe Nichols song "Unsinkable"!!!

    I will have you all in my prayers.
     
  18. knitter63

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    Thanks so much! We are doing okay. Thanks for the song-we are putting together a CD with songs that remind us of him, and that one fits to a tee. I am going to pass that on to my sister in law who is making the CD.
    It helps so much knowing that friends are praying!
     
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    What an inspiring man. You and your family are in my prayers.
     
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    What an inspiration - wow - thank you for sharing this!
     
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    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! It sounds like you have some great memories! Hold onto those!
     
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    You're welcome... I didn't mean it to be a suggestion, but as soon as I read that it popped into my head (glad to have helped though). I've done a few slideshows, I'll share some of the song ideas if you need some other ones...just pm me.
     

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