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Offline JerBear

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Worst ride of my life
« on: August 21, 2012, 07:28:04 pm »
I ask for your prayers for my family.  Last night (Aug 20th) my father-in-law (Don) came over for supper.  He has been eating most suppers at our house since last Sept. when his wife (jackie) of 49 years passed away.  After supper he asked me if I wanted to go for a ride.  We usually rode about 30 miles or so when we went.  He was about 70 years old and that was all he wanted to go most nights.  When we went, he would lead because I always drove faster than he wanted to drive.  We  were out about 30 minutes and crested a hill heading west, it was into the sun and Dad got blinded by the glare.  He drove through a stop sign and was broad-sided by an suv and killed instantly. I was 30-40 yards behind him and could'nt stop what was happening before my eyes.  I'm not sure at this point if I will ride much again but I'll take some time for it to sink in.  I don't mean to preach but Dad (and I) place our faith in Christ and no matter what you do, when your time is up, it is really up.

Jerry
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Offline Snibbor

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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 08:06:36 pm »
I am so sorry to hear that Jerry.  The prayers are on the way.

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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 08:22:28 pm »
Wow... I'm so saddened by the loss of your father. May he rest in piece.
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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 08:29:45 pm »
RIP...

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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 08:58:29 pm »
God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Prayers said.

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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 09:14:32 pm »
Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. May he rest in peace. Condolence to your family.
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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 10:36:01 pm »
May I be so lucky as to go doing something I love.

Prayers for you and your family,

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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 12:42:01 am »
Prayers for you and your family Jerry.

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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 01:11:30 am »
Condolences for you and your family, Jerry. In due time, slip a photo of your father-in-law in the glove box and take him on a ride..
I do that for my Dad always. I think of him often, especially when riding, I find myself talking to with him, I sometimes 'hear' him talking back.
Memories are wonderful, it's what's left of our loved one's until we meet up again in the hopefully distant future. God bless.
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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2012, 08:24:45 am »
Jerry, I'm so very sorry for this loss to your family. I can't even imagine...

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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2012, 08:45:02 am »
Words fail me.  Prayers sent for Don’s entire family.
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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2012, 07:39:26 pm »
 So sorry to hear, prayers sent. May god bless you and your family.

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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 08:23:47 am »
My condolences and prayers to you, Jerry.
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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 11:20:00 am »
Very sorry for your loss. I'm glad that you have the comfort of knowing Christ and that your father-in-law did too. Will pray that God's grace and peace will be on you and your family.
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Re: Worst ride of my life
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 12:34:58 pm »
   Jerry, I'm very for you and your families loss.
  We will be praying for you and those close to you.
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