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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eldine Landis - A Sunday Rerun

"Sunday Favorites" is a new Sunday meme designed by Chari to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!

This old post is a re-run from June 1, 2007::

Thursday was the 7 month anniversary of Ryan's death. As expected, it was a difficult day. No one ever anticipates losing a friend; you just always assume they will be there.

Eldine D. Landis. He was the man I always thought would be around. He was like a rock, conquered by nothing and defeated in the end only by tragic accident. But God took a man who was ready to go. He is smiling big now. I loved his smile, his unmistakable laugh. Eldine meant alot to many people, he meant alot to the Lord, and the Lord meant alot to him. I never told him how much he meant to me (you think I would have learned by now), but he always told me how special I was, how proud he is of me. "Jesus loves ya Jewel, I love ya. Stay strong." Now he is watching over me, and I hope that I can still make him proud. I want to be strong for him. He was like my Grandpa. I will miss those big strong arms that would always reach so perfectly around me. It is still hard to believe. We shared a pew every Sunday. When I go to church and he isn't there, and it's just me and Jessie.. then it will be reality.

Although my loved ones will depart, my Lord will always be beside me and for that I praise His name. My God is amazing. He is miraculous. He is awe-inspiring. He is tremendous. My God is indeed great. I have found Him to be my rock and shelter. In Him I find strength, joy, peace. He is always there. He is faithful. My God is my everthing.

Psalm 121 ~ I lift my eyes up to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of Heaven and Earth.


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Keetha said...

Oh Jewel - - - I'm so glad you joined in Sunday Favorites!!! Be ready - - - it will bring many visitors to your blog.

When I chose to rerun "Macky's Day Out," I thought about the fact that Andrew came to Kyle's party on his motorcycle - - -and that was just a couple of days AFTER his grandpa went to heaven so suddenly.

I love you too, and I believe in you - - - even though I don't sit with you on the same pew each Sunday.

Chari said...

Hello Jewel...

My friend, I'm so happy that you jumped in to participate in "Sunday Favorites"!!! It's my first time too...hehe!!!

This was an amazing post that you chose to re-publish! A tremendous tribute to wonderful Christian man that was very important to you!!! I think it's a lovely way to honor him! Your loving description makes me wished that I had known him...he must have been a very special person! I'm so sorry for your loss, honey...but so thankful for God's gain!!!

I see that you are a friend of Keetha's. I just met Keetha this week and have already enjoyed our chats! She's quite a gal!!! It's so very nice to meet you too!!! Come back any time for a're always welcomed!!!

Thank you again for joining in Sunday Favorites...
Warmest wishes,

Jewel said...

Kathy and Chari, thanks for visiting!!

Also, thank you for your kind comments.

He was a very special person!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Jewel,
So sorry you lost your friend...he sounds like a wonderful person. I really like his smile...his face showed a real zest for life.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog...and you feel free to take any and all ideas you find when visiting. :-) Susan