Feb. 22, 2012 —
Death is inevitable and it stings the heart terribly when a family member passes. When it struck our own family through the loss of our dear daddy, Marvin “Tobe” Messer, we found that there were specific things that soothed and comforted our wound like a healing balm to an open sore.
The greatest of these came from the assurance our family has in the hope of Heaven where there will be no more pain or sorrow, only joy and peace and the promise we will see our Daddy again. We know our father is rejoicing with angels, walking with Jesus, and is probably trying to get a bunch together for a grand game of softball. He has, no doubt, hugged everyone there by now, and dazzled everyone with his glowing smile.
When he so peacefully left this earth to cross to Glory, we thanked God for that precious gift though our hearts felt such a painful void by his absence. That’s when we found how God also uses others to bring comfort and healing. We have never been so touched by the outpouring of love, prayers, visits, calls, gifts, flowers, cards, food, and donations in his memory. All this from our wonderful family, friends, and community!
How do you express the perfect ‘thank you’ with words when our hearts feel so beyond them with gratitude and love? For now, we can only offer you those two words and pray you know how much more they are meant from humble and overwhelmed hearts. On behalf of our mother, Hazel, and the rest of our family, thank you all for reaching out to us with your kindness and compassion. May God bless you richly and abundantly for being His hands of love in our time of need.
Von Perry, Angela Johnson, Annette Garth, Lisa Conley, Shane Messer, and the rest of the Marvin "Tobe" Messer family
Feb. 22, 2012 —
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