"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh and anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God." Ether 12:4

Monday, January 11, 2010

Final Post

Hello friends and family -

This is our (breath) last blog post, as our purpose for its creation comes to an end. Strange enough, we began this journey over a year ago, and how time seems to collapse and fold as we recall the life of our father, from his early years to this last year of his life. We loved him dearly, both as the strong man of his youth, and as the man with terminal cancer. What impact those two words had on us 15 months ago - terminal cancer - and what a change they bring.

Together, we begin the new year with a true and honest freshness, unsure of what the future holds. In spite of the unknown, we stand united as a family in love and faith. We feel the presence of our father in our home, and find comfort and strength in the knowledge that we can be together, as a family, in the eternities. We know dad is with us, and that he is hard at work on the other side of the veil (making lists and communing with nature, no doubt).

It has been a privilege to communicate with so many others through this blog, and we feel it has brought comfort and welcome information to those we care about. We wanted to extend a giant "thank you" for reading it and for participating in our lives this last year by helping and serving us, both spiritually and physically. We know we cannot repay all the generous acts of kindness we have received, so it is our hope, as a family, to take everything we have been blessed with and pay it forward.

We want to give another thank you to all those who have expressed their condolences at dad's passing, and we were touched by the number of family and friends who attended his viewing and funeral services. Thank you for honoring his life and memory with us.

We hope that this last year has taught you all as much as it has taught us: practice your faith, keep your friends, serve others, teach, and revel in the wonders of the natural world. Above all, appreciate your beloveds for who they are, and take time to show them you care. As dad expressed his testimony to the end, so now we express ours: It is true. It is all true.

The Loser Family

PS: The Mortuary provides an audio recording of the funeral online at http://funeralrecording.com ==> Listen to a service ==> Name: (type in) Loser