ThanksWeek: Ten Years

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  1. Anonymous says:

    …beautiful and a continual honor to your precious mother. A mother could only pray to be loved and remembered in this way. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Mom says:

    I remember your Mom very well, Danny. She truly was a blessing, and you were most fortunate to be her son. She would be one of your most faithful blog-readers (and commenters), and she would be laughing with you at all of Haven’s antics. I know for certain that she would be very proud of the man/husband/father/minister you are today and are still becoming. As one who also has a Mom in heaven, who I can’t imagine ever growing old because she died so young, I understand . . . and I still cry, too.

  3. Jenn says:

    My father passed away ~ 8.5 months ago. Your sentence: “I still catch myself picking up the phone to tell her about something that she’d want to know about.” That’s what I’ve been fighting in this early stages of grief… the realization that I’m halfway into calling him… but there’s not going to be anyone on the other end. We can’t talk about my job, my marriage or books I’m reading that I think he’d be interested in. This blog was very helpful to know that I’m not alone in this “time of thanksgiving” to not think of what I don’t have, but what I should be thankful for: the 32 years I did get to spend with him. Unfortunately, he wasn’t a Christian. My hope is that the 8 days that he was unconscious in hospice, God was working on him. And when Dad finally accepted God’s hand, God let him come home.

  4. Glenn Lance says:

    Its hard to believe it has been that long. And seems like only yesterday. I loved your mom’s sense of humor more than anything. If I could get her to laugh, my job was complete. Many times at the office I would sit down and tell her a story of some sort. Often she would think I was serious, only to burst out laughing at the end. I have many good memories about Nell and cherish every one.

  5. Judy Parker says:

    What a wonderful tribute to a great mother-she set a Godly example for us all to follow-I know she will be in our hearts forever-praying for your family!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Danny, I love to read your post about Nell. Such a beautiful lady. She gave me good advice when Kristan was a baby and having ear surgery. I was so worried and she said ” don’t cross that bridge until you have to or you may have to cross it twice”. I use that a lot these days as a parent. She touched many many hearts and was and still loved and missed by many.

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