Saturday, November 26, 2011

Let Your Hugs Linger..


Team Pancakes will be attending a funeral today.
One of the nicest and smartest man, husband, father, we know, passed away.
It makes me sad because i feel like he had so much life to live.
But our Father had other plans.

This incident reminded me of the importance of living our lives purposely at all times 
because we never know when God will call us home.  
It also reminded me to hug the ones i love a little tigher 
because that could be my last.

He leaves behind his wife of over thirty years. 
You could tell, just by looking at them, they were still so much in love after all these years.
It's sad he is gone but he leaves behind a life..a life he lived well.
He loved God, his wife, son, family and friends. 
 He was definitely a good man and you only had to be in his presence for a short time to know this.  
He will be terribly missed...but his legacy remains. 
  God must have known he was tired and called him home.

Today i will be hugging onto Mr. Pancakes a little tighter, 
a little longer and we will linger in each other's embrace. 

 Life is short. 
Live purposely. 
Hug someone you love a little tighter and longer &
Let your hugs linger...


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33 comments:

Mrs. Tuna said...

It's hard to lose someone around the holidays :(

Sarah said...

So sorry for your loss :(

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

So sorry to hear of your lose! Praying for y'all!

Heather said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We all need to remember to let our hugs linger, since you never know when someone might not be there anymore.

Megan said...

I'm so sorry for y'alls loss. : ( Thanks for reminding us to appreciate what we have right now, because it could be gone before we know it. I'm definitely hugging my hubby tighter today!!

Tiffany said...

My condolences go out to you and your family.

Nicole said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend :( My prayers are with his family and you. We all need to hold onto our loved ones a little tighter.

Dana said...

Death is never easy, but I think it is especially harder during the holiday season. I know what you mean by hugging and telling loved ones that you love them more when something like this happens. It makes you really appreciate them.

Jessica said...

So sorry for your loss. Both my parents passed away, and this story reminded me of them. My dad died in 2006 and my parents had been married for over 30 years. Then almost 2 years to the date, my mom passed away. She never was the same without him. I would give anything to hug both of them again.

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

So sorry. My thoughts go out to you and Mr. Pancakes as well as the gentleman's family. It's times like this when we realize how short life really is.

Quiana said...

The holidays can be such a hard time for loss. It definitely is for our family. I'm praying Mr. Pancakes is comforted by your hugs and love!

Aya Smith said...

SO true. I love the aspiration to live life purposely! That's a very good spirit to keep :)

Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Mr and Mrs Pancakes, sending you warm thoughts and lotsa hugs.

Oneika said...

Sorry to hear that! Hugs!

Mrs. H said...

Sorry for your loss during this holiday season but I know that you like Mr. Pancakes are giving thanks for having had the opportunity to have such a wonderful man in your life.

P.S. totally off topic you were nominated on my blog.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My thoughts go out to him and you and your family. We definitely need to appreciate life and all the great things we have!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Thank you everyone for your well wishes...it was a very emotional celebration of life service and what a wonderful man, husband, father, friend, son, brother, believer in Christ!!

ASingleMothersJourney said...

My prayers are with you and the family. Hugs to you!

Liesl said...

So sorry to hear that you had to attend a funeral this weekend, that is never an easy thing, but I think does make you think about how important it is to hug someone and really hug them while they are still here because you never know what life has in store for you or others. Beautiful post and I'm sending a few extra hugs your way!

Liesl :)

Lisa C Writes said...

This is so sad and truly has me appreciating what I have to hold. Love your pictures.

ms.composure said...

aw sorry for your loss :-(

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Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

How sad! My grandma was married to my grandpa for over 30 years and after 3 years is still having a hard time with him being gone. I can't imagine the loss she feels of not having him there anymore. :(
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Rocker Chic said...

Mrs. P

I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers do not hesitate to let me know if you need anything.

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Ashley said...

sorry to hear about your loss friend. such a sweet post. i'll definitely say a pray for his wife.

XO, A

Optimistic Mom said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you......sending lots of virtual hugs. xo

Monique said...

May he rest in peace. So sorry to hear this and thanks for sharing a positive message with us as to how we should live our lives. Hugs are so important

Bravoe Runway said...

It's difficult to lose a close friend/family during the holidays...my thoughts are with you.

natasha {schue love} said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We lost a good family friend on Thanksgiving...it's always heartbreaking losing someone we love. Thanks for the insightful post.

Jessi Haish said...

"Let your hugs linger." that's beautiful.

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you and your family. And his family as well.

Faith said...

i'm so sorry to hear of your loss. hubs and i attended a funeral last weekend too. it always put things in perspective when life is cut short. life is not guaranteed so living each day like it is our last is what we need to do.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and Mr. Pancakes are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for reminding us to hug a little tighter. :)

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

So sorry for your loss. This makes me want to hug and hold on to my husband extra tight today!