Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cousin Bob, the Builder

Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body--but rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly shouting...

"W0W! What a ride! Thank you Lord!!!!"

This was on the program for the celebration of Cousin's Bob's life on Saturday.

He was:

a Christian, foremost

a perfectionist

a contractor

a builder

an outdoorsman

a hunter

a fisherman

a boater

a hiker

a water skier

a traveler

a prayer warrior

a Bible student

a mentor

a beloved husband

a wonderful father

a doting grandpa

a friend

a man who did not know a stranger

He was loved.

On Monday, September 8, at age 79, his life, as we knew it, ended.

...but don't you just love the top paragraph which was on the inside of his program??

That was Bob. He
lived every minute of every day to the fullest!


Sweetie said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I think that the tribute to your cousin's life is wonderful. The top paragraph is a good reminder for all of us.

sister sheri said...

Sorry about your loss... but what a wonderful man!

Catherine said...

So sorry for your loss and what a great paragraph on how should we see life. What a great tribute for your cousin. My deepest sympathy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Joan for a blog about Bob's funeral. I Loved it!! wrote it down to keep. You are such a great communicator and I'm so grateful that I am included in the use of your giftedness!!! Donna

Amy said...

Wonderful. A true tribute.

Pam said...

A beautiful tribute to someone who lived life to the fullest and was loved very much.
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Ruthie said...

That is indeed a wonderful paragraph. Sorry for your loss, but it is comforting to know that parting is not forever and you will see him again in Glory.

Anonymous said...

wow, to be remembered like that!!!! His life was blessed and it sounds like he blessed everyone around him! I'm sorry for the loss you and your family are facing but how wonderful to know that he has gone home to be with the Lord!

Technonana said...

Oh What a legacy!!! I had a friend that always said,"Being a Christian is not always easy, but "what a ride".
He said that in front of thousands of people at a conference in I attended in 2006, he flew home to California the next day and was killed in a car accident.
I will never forget his last works to us...'What a Ride.'