In Honor of a Man of God

Sixteen years ago today, my father moved from earth to heaven. I still miss him, and when my sister posted a picture of him on Facebook a week or two ago, it gave me the idea to post a few pictures of him here. My dad was a wonderful man who loved his Lord and Savior, and his family. This first picture was taken in pictures019

Dad thought this picture, taken in 1994, was a very good one of him. It does capture his personality very well!

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Dad and Mom, that same day, at the Little Sable Point lighthouse in Silver Lake, Michigan.

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Dad and Mom’s 26th anniversary, 1993.

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Dad in 1990 with my second-youngest brother. Isn’t he cute?

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Our wedding—Dad had looked forward for years to walking a daughter up the aisle. I am thankful he was able to be at our wedding.

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Holding Esther, his first grandchild, in 1998. He got to see his second grandchild as well; he died 8 days after Mr. Handyman was born. He always liked 2-year-olds the best, it seemed, but he never got to enjoy a 2-year-old grandchild, as Esther was only a year and a half when he died.

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This is one of the last pictures I have of Dad, taken 6 or 8 months before his death.IMG_2639

I learned so much from my Dad, and sure look forward to seeing him again someday.


About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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2 Responses to In Honor of a Man of God

  1. chickenscratching says:

    So many memories!!! The thing I remember most about your dad was watching him visit with my dad. It seemed like he never met a stranger. Perhaps they are now visiting again in heaven!

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