This morning the Lord called another one of His own Home. The loved one happened to be my Uncle Mike. Our family is in shock. We were not expecting this at all. We would appreciate the prayers of our loved ones that the Lord will comfort and keep each of us. Uncle Mike is survived by wife Pam, 5 children, 3 grandchildren, his mother Eva, his two brothers Terry (my dad) and Mark and sister Cindi. He joins his father and older brother with the Lord.
We sorrow, but not as those without hope for we know we will see Uncle Mike again in Heaven at the Great Reunion. You can see him too--if you are washed in the blood of the Lamb.
Uncle Mike was probably my kids' favorite great-uncle. He never missed an opportunity to hold them or play with them when we were around. Just recently he spent a large portion of his day playing with Ezra and Caroline while my Grandma was babysitting them. I heard stories about how much fun they had the whole drive home and then some. He lived far from his grandchildren and yet the time they spent with him will never be forgotten, I'm sure. He's not a hands-off Grandpa. We already miss you Uncle Mikey.
"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord."