Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Birthday in Heaven Dad!

Hello Family and Friends,

It has been such a long time since I posted to this blog.  In fact, it has been 5 months. It got to be a real struggle for me to keep posting.  Today is special day and I feel it is time to start writing again :) To receive these posts directly to your e-mail, simply subscribe to this blog.  Everytime I post, it will be sent right to you !

Today, John Sims would have been 70 years old.  Most of you know that I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (and employee).  I spend a lot of time creating cards and scrapbook pages.  I created this card as a member of a Sketch Challenge Team.  For more information check out my blog at

Seems so unfair that he is not here with us to celebrate.  When I think of how hard this past year has been, it brings me to tears.  Last year at this time, Dad was failing in health and was housebound right up until he passed away on January 16th. 

I joked around with my brother Mike today and imagined Dad saying "I don't look 70 do I?"  Dad looked good for his age and was so fit before he got sick with cancer.  I often wonder how life would have been different for all of us had Dad either not got cancer to begin with or if the surgery would have been successful.  God had another plan!

We as a family miss our Husband, Father and Grandad, terribly.  Not one day passes when we don't think about him, talk about him, laugh, cry, share memories etc.  We as a family are thankful for our faith in God and his Son, Jesus Christ. We simply could not imagine life without this faith.  We look forward to seeing our Husband, Father and Grandad one day and living with him FOREVER :)  Now that puts smiles on our faces and wipes away all tears.

Happy Birthday in Heaven Dad :)

"We love you Dad"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your blog about your dad is heart wrenching and BEAUTIFUL.

It sounds like you came from a warm and loving family and that is probably why you have such a warm and infectious smile.

For some reason, I have been spared (so far) of having had lung cancer twice with two surgeries and lots of chemo and radiation.
I can only hope that that is the reason I got snippy that day on SCS because I sure have no other reason for doing so.

God Bless you and your family
Louise Streater