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I've lost my hero, my friend, my father...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by UKWildcatFan, Jul 28, 2015.

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  1. 1911 guy

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    Dang. It's tough losing loved ones, especially a father like that. Praying for you and your family.
     
  2. bannockburn

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    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. When you described your father's honesty, kindness, and helpfulness I couldn't help but think he sounded so very much like my Dad. I always feel very blessed for having the parents that I did.
     
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    My condolences and take solace knowing they live on in our hearts forever. I miss my dad but treasure, as you will, everything in life he left you. I know it sucks having been there already. Time does heal things.

    Ron
     
  4. SSN Vet

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    Mission accomplished.... and now he can rest in peace.

    Prayers for the "peace that transcends all understanding" for you and your family.
     
  5. RandyC

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    You are a very fortunate man to have had someone like that in your life to show you the way. I too had an amazing father. Our thoughts are certainly with you.
     
  6. Ryanxia

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    May he rest in peace. And like you said, you'll see him again.
     
  7. MIL-DOT

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    Sounds to me like you were indeed fortunate to have a guy like that as your dad. I know how you feel. As my mom often says during tough times, and that is always annoying as hell at the time, but always proves true......."This too,shall pass". :)
     
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    UKWildcatfan, please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. It is evident from your testimony of dad's influence in your life that he will never be very far away. He has left himself with you...

    I understand your expressions of grief. I lost my own father, a man it sounds much like your own father. My dad clearly reflected the image of God back towards me in such a way that it gave me a very clear image of what kind of man I would try to be myself. His passing was 35 years ago. I am older now than he was at his death and I miss him as much now as I ever did, but it's different now. I can smile and remember just how blessed I have been to have had him in my life.

    Oddly, my dad didn't introduce me to firearms. He was a WWII vet and, having taken part in three amphibious invasions in the Pacific, had just seen too much. I got drafted in 67. He drove me to the induction station early one morning. He wept uncontrollably as I boarded the train. It was the only time I'd ever seen him cry. For the next two years I came to cherish the hand written letters that he faithfully sent.

    He is with me yet today....

    As yours will be.

    All The Best.

    pake
     
  9. MJD

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    May we all be fortunate that such men have lived.

    No obituary could have honored your father more than the words you expressed.

    Time will do it's thing, as it always does. In the meantime, I hope you can smile at the memories, through tears and everything.

    Not too many things I cherish more than my relationship with my father. I hear you.
     
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    I am sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like a good man. My dad is 77 and in slowly declining health. I will miss the day he is no longer here.
     
  11. gspn

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    I'm terribly sorry for your loss. At the same time I'm profoundly happy that you had such a figure in your life to guide you. It sounds like he did a great job raising you...and your kids will have the same memories of you that you have of him. God bless.
     
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    Im very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences Sir.

    It sounds like you absolutely lost a great father, friend, and role model that all children would be lucky to have.
     
  13. 340PD

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    Your pain will go away and be replaced with memories that you can pass on to others. Sorry you are going through this.
     
  14. 22-rimfire

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    Sorry for your loss. We all know that we have to "go" sometime, but I would just prefer it be tomorrow rather than today. Loosing parents is a tough thing if you are close to them. Carry on the traditions with your children. Smoke sent.

    These are qualities often missing in the world today.
     
  15. Huskerguy

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    Sorry for your loss but Praises to God for his time on this earth. He taught and modeled Christ which is what we are instructed to do. He fulfilled his calling in Christ. He is in glory with his King and Savior. You were blessed, very blessed.
     
  16. KSDeputy

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    Been there, done that. I lost mine 43 years ago, and miss him every single day. My sympathy for your loss.
     
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    A moving tribute to your dad. Well done.

    Now, be his equal to your own children.
    You owe him that much in his honor, and you owe them that as your duty.
     
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    I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for the beautiful tribute.

    "We mourn, but not as those who have no hope."
     
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    Great example. Sorry for your loss. Loss my dad 16 years ago. A WWII vet. Glad he told you about God. What a blessing.
    Now in West Ky with St Louis ties.
     
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    Indeed. My condolences and thank you for taking the time to share with us through your grief.
     
  21. BigBore44

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    Being a believer and having suffered loss as well, I know where you are.

    Your father's life is something to celebrate and his passing is something to honestly be jealous of. His current residence is not in a cemetery. He is residing in a place so amazing that no living person can even fathom it. He is perfect now. He knows no pain, no sorrow, no loss, no sense of worry and no concept of time. He gets to spend eternity with the entity that created....EVERYTHING. As you read and as we write, he is walking in Glory with Christ. How absolutely, unimaginably, amazingly lucky he is. He has earned his reward. Now make sure you earn yours.

    He sounds like a great man. And he left a great legacy. I pray the Lord comforts you and brings you peace in this difficult time. But listen to this.....

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yYHT-TF4KO4

    We have so much to look forward to.
     
  22. IWAC

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    I am sorry to hear about your father. He sounds like a very good man! Just remember; death is not final, because our Savior overcame it for us all.

    Perhaps you and your family may find some comfort in the following:

    11. Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection-Behold, it has been made known to me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body,yea,the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.

    12. And it shall come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles, and from all care, and sorrow.

    Alma 40:11-12 The Book of Mormon

    Moderator; if this is in any way inappropriate, please remove.
     
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    Condolences for your loss, young feller. Dad's are important and sounds like he raised you right. He continues on in you and your kids.
     
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