Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Saying Good-Bye to Joe


Today we said our good-bye's to Joe Edmondson. Joe was a co-worker and friend. One evening having dinner with he and wife D, we found out that we had named our future daughter the same name as their daughter (we knew her, through Joe, as Liz).
Joe died of a massive heart attack late Sunday night. JR was so kind to call us at midnight to share the news so we would not be shocked walking into work Monday morning. Thanks, JR.

LIFE IS BUT A STOPPING PLACE

Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what’s to be. A resting place along the road to sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys, different paths along the way. We all were meant to learn some things but never meant to stay…

Our destination is a place far greater than we know. For some, the journeys quicker, for some the journeys slow.

And when the journey finally ends, we’ll claim a great reward. And find an everlasting peace, together with the Lord.

Later Joe. We shared good times, hard times and many crazy times. Peace friend. Peace...

13 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Your family and their family are in my thoughts and prayers...
So sorry..
What a Wonderful Man...

Catherine said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend. Praying for you, your coworkers and Joe's family.

OziMum said...

As Ford would say



Peace.

Matt, Kathy & Chani said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.

OH MY #6 said...

I am so sorry that you have had a loss in your life.

Lea

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

so sorry about your friend but Praise God that he is with his father in heaven. :0)

ps.. congrats on that 25 months down. You are getting closer!

Pug Mama said...

saw your comments on 3d's blog about needing to find my blog - I am going to send you an email with my link.I am trying to keep my blog un-linked, as I had to start a new blog - my husbands ex-wife found my old blog (awaiting ava) and began using it for real crappy purposes.
I hope you will join us for 3 WORDS Sundays - I put all the photos together in a video.

redmaryjanes said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I will pray for peace for his family.

rubyiscoming said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you. What a shocking death - I pray he suffered little and was at peace.

Hugs to you both,
Kim

Brian & Ruth said...

so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Alyson & Ford said...

Thank you all for your kinds words of sympathy. It is difficult to lose family and friends; the hurt and sorrow is always felt for a long time.

Alyson

Joannah said...

I'm so sorry. Losing a friend is so hard.

Don and Be said...

Having had to deal with the death of loved ones recently, I took peace in the in the idea that we are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
As I stood at my mom's bedside when she walked into eternity, I knew that she had just seen the face of God.
Life -is- but a stopping place - may we glimpse at eternity through the eyes of those who go before us.
Peace be with you, friends,
Don