A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Miss you already, Lorin

Born November 24th
Graduated to HEAVEN November 24th.
My youngest brother
Husband of Brooke, twin of Lisa
He is having a sweet reunion with our parents and our other brother Billy.
I miss him already, we are sad but KNOW he is in Heaven.
HE is whole, and not in pain.
Thank you to my sister, Susie who gave him
round the clock Hospice Care,
she tenderly cared for him like no other could.
Lorin was surrounded by many of us who loved him
as he passed over to Heaven.
Our hearts are heavy
BUT we KNOW where he is.
Lorin is in Heaven
we, who are still here on earth,
will mourn our loss but rejoice in his graduation day.
Job 1:21
And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb,
and naked shall I return thither:
the LORD gave,
and the LORD hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the LORD.


Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Oh Deby, I'm so sorry for your loss. But I rejoice with you that you have a blessed reunion awaiting you someday. I'll pray for your comfort during this difficult time. {{HUGS}}

Proverbs 31 said...

Deby i am so sorry to hear of the homecall of your brother but it's good to know that you don't sorrow as others because of the fact that Lorin is face to face with our blessed Redeemer & you too will be with him again one day Eternity is a long long time !!!! {hugs} Marie x

Connie said...

Deby my sweets, I'm so sad to hear of the passing of your brother–especially to near to a holiday. I know it must be hard for you and your other loved ones but I agree with you–he is whole again and in loving arms, honey..........

Tracy said...

Oh Deby,

I woke praying for you this morning, and then came here to read this. My heart is breaking for you, but it's also rejoicing with the knowledge that you were with him as he passed, and that he was a believer. May the Lord give you peace today.

Humble wife said...

Oh Deby
I know that you are sad but I know that you rejoice too! I pray for you to be comforted in this time of passing. You have my hugs and prayers too.

Mrs. Rabe said...

I am sorry Deby, for your loss.

My husbands' cousin died over the weekend,and his family feels sure of his salvation, as well.

It certainly helps to ease the pain, knowing that they are with the Lord, and one day we will be reunited with them!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, but so happy your brother is no longer in any pain, and that you will see him again one day!

Praying for your family.

Jodi said...

Dear, sweet ((Deby)) ~ What a glorious day Lorin is having. We rejoice on your dear brother's behalf because we know that precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. But our hearts are saddened for the loss to you and your precious family. Lifting you all up in prayer as you walk through the days ahead. May the comfort of the Lord surround you.

Much love from the Deputy's.

Cathryn said...

Dear Deby ~ Looking at Lorin's picture - I can see the contentment of the Lord in his face. I am sorry for your loss and yet happy for his homegoing. We get lonely for our loved ones, don't we ~ but he is shouting now on the streets of glory and that is something to be very very thankful for this holiday season.

Some day you will see him again. Another cause for rejoicing. I am sorry you feel lonely for him. I'll pray for you dear. Lord Bless ~ Cathryn

HOPE said...

Hugs to you Deby. I was blessed reading all these comments. ALL in agreement of that HAPPY HOME in HEAVEN! The rejoicing of knowing your brother is in the presence of our Dear Saviour! No more pain. Praise GOD.

The loss for us is so great as we miss their sweet fellowship. I know that Lorin looks down upon you with a smile as he sees your faith shine and testify of God's magnificant GRACE!

Praying for you also in the days ahead.

Love, HOPE

Anonymous said...

Dear Deby,
Sorry to hear about Lorin. But also rejoice with you that he is in Heaven and you will see him again one day. I love this picture of him and his big smile...it made me smile :) I bet he is having the time of his life right now, on streets of pure gold!
Love and big, big hugs,

Polly & Steve said...

Dear Deby,
I am so sorry for your loss, and it is truly a loss for you and your family on earth, but a rejoicing for your family in heaven. You are in my prayers

Anonymous said...

Oh Deby......I'm **so very sorry** for your loss. Others have said what is on my heart so I'll not repeat but please know that I've been praying for you and will continue to pray for you and your family.

{{{Gentle Hugs}}}

Carrie said...

Oh Deby,
I am so sorry to hear that you have lost Lorin, but I am glad to know that he is safe and whole in the arms of his Saviour. I will be praying for you and your family during this holiday season.
Love & Prayers

Josh and Cindee said...

Deby, Our family is praying for yours that you'll draw closer to Him during this time. We are hurting for you but rejoicing in knowing your dear brother is no longer suffering. He's doing better than any of us! :) Praise God!

Anonymous said...

"hugs", "prayers", and "love" to you and your family. How reassuring for us to know that God is taking care of those we miss here on earth.

Anonymous said...

Dear Deby,

I pray that the Lord will comfort you, and the rest of Lorin's loving family, now that he has gone Home.

with love,


Michelle said...

My prayers are with you at your brothers homegoing, yet how precious to know it is only a temporary thing. He is waiting in Heaven for the rest of you. Sending loving huggles your way.

Mrs. C said...

I'm so sorry for the hurt you are feeling right now and will be praying for your family.

What a comfort to know that your brother is having a birthday celebration like no other!

Abounding Treasures said...

Dear Deby,

I've been blessed by all these loving and tender comments today and can say AMEN to what others have shared already.

May you know much of the Lord's comfort and strengthening during the days ahead as you mourn the loss of one so dear to you.

May the knowledge that Lorin is whole and pain-free, rejoicing in the presence of His Saviour and Lord and that one day you'll see him again and rejoice with him, give hope and peace to your hurting heart.

Please pass this on to his dear wife and the rest of your family ...

In His Name,

Deborah said...

Deby, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you've been expecting it, but I'm sure it's still hard to say goodbye. Praise the Lord for the assurance that Lorin is now home, and for the knowledge that one day you will all be reunited!

Susan said...

(((Deby))) I'm so sorry for your loss, but so glad that you have that blessed hope of seeing your brother again in Heaven! I'm praying for you today!

Susan B said...

Dear Deby,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. But like others, rejoice because he is with our Lord in Heaven. I will be praying for your family, that God will give you comfort, and peace in your sorrow. God bless you.


Oh, Deby, I wish that I was there to just give you a big hug and cry with you and yes, rejoice with you. I know Lorin must have been a wonderful man because he probably wasn't to different than his sisters. I have tears in my eyes but in my heart it is singing and thankging the Lord that He had already prepared Lorin a place in heaven as He has for each of His children.

In the days ahead just remember that you have friends, one being me that will be thinking about you and praying for you and your family. love you and May God comfort you as no other can. connie

Angela said...

Deby, I read your comment on Brenda's blog and wanted to come here to let you know I will be praying for your family during this time. ((hugs))
Angela..P.S. I just LOVE what you wrote on here about leaving a comment..Amen sis!

Cathy said...

Oh, dear, Deby, I am sorry about your brother. I know you all will miss him, but that was a great post you wrote about where he is now! And he died on his birthday and your sister's! Praying for God's comfort and peace for you all ~
Love and Hugs,

Alice said...

Oh, Deby. My eyes swell with tears for you and your sisters. Even with the blessed hope of seeing him again some day, the grief is still so real in our hearts. I am praying that God will ease your pain and comfort your heart during this time of great loss.
"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." Ps.27:14
Love you.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Deby..I am so so sorry for your loss. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers....I know I am close enough to give you a HUG...I'd love to get together for some coffee or tea whenever you are feeling up to it. No stress...I'm not going anywhere...


Donna said...

I'm sorry for your family's loss. Praying for your comfort during this sad time.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...


I rejoice with you that he is in heaven I grive with you for your lost of him. I rejoice with you that someday you will see him again...m...

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. Praise the Lord for the hope we have in Him! For when we know Christ, we know that we will one day be reunited with our loved ones who also knew Christ as Saviour!

~Emily Houston

La Tea Dah said...

I'm so sorry about your loss, Deby. A loving reunion in heaven awaits you some day, but for today, this moment --- loneliness and sorrow fill your heart. May Jesus give you comfort and hold you close during this difficult time.

Much love,

Sarah Joy said...

Deby, I'm praying for you and your family today!

Sandy said...

Hi Deby,
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I will pray for you and your family at this difficult time.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

My prayers are with you!

I was just talking to a woman at church this past weekend who lost her father a couple months ago.

She said people remind her that he is in a better place and very happy but that doesn't take away the pain of her and her mother.

Hold on to each other.

~Tami said...

Praying for your family's comfort.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Deby, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time.

I am thankful that one day you will be reunited with your dear ones. Praise the Lord.

Holding you in prayer,
love, Tina x

Aliene said...

Deby, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. But your loss is Heaven's gain! We sorrow not as those who have no hope! Wish I could just hold you up close and tell you I Love you and it will be okay! We buried my Dad on Christmas day 20 years ago. The sorrow will turn to pleasant memories. And to think you cared enough to try and console me with my Mother in the hospital. That is what you call a compassionate, caring person. God bless you, Sis.
We will continue to pray for you and your family.

Maxine said...

I just saw this, Deby. May the Lord be with you and yours as you sorrow at his passing, but rejoice in his graduation to heaven. All of your take care.

the voice of melody said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your brother passed away, but I'm also thankful that he's with God. May his salvation bring you comfort and peace.

Sending hugs and love to you! :)

Pam said...

oh Deby! I'm so sorry I didn't check your blog until now. It's interesting he went "home" on his birthday. I know you'll be strenghthened by your faith. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Deby,

Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.



lady jane said...

Oh dear, so bittersweet. Sweet for your dear brother is with the Father at this very moment. Bitter for the hurt his loved ones are experiencing.

(*(*( tender embrace )*)*)

I'm praying, Deby. Bless you and yours dearly. <><

Charity said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Deby! That must be so hard to lose a sibling, especially one that should be in the prime of life.

I really enjoy reading your posts. I was trying to reply to this one the other day but kept getting an error and it wouldn't give me the post box, but glad I checked in again today.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Sharon said...

I've been out of the loop this week, so I missed this. I am so sorry for your loss! But there is peace knowing that Lorin is no longer suffering and is with our Lord and Savior.

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Love you and praying for you! (((HUGS)))

Lallee said...

Deby, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your family with His abundant love in the way only He can. You are in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Sweet friend Deby,
I have just come back online and found you have been grieiving the loss of your darling brother.
Please know I am praying for you today that the Lord will sweeten the hurt with a joy that only He can explain.
Sending you much love and hugs.
Your sister in Christ,
Sandra nz

Mishel said...

Oh Deby...I just got home from Alabama and came on here to read about Lorin. I had been praying for him, for his wife, for Lisa...for all of you. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but rejoice with you, that Lorin is now in the presence of his Savior.

Praying for you, sweet friend...

Christian Homekeeper said...

Deby, I'm so sorry for your loss! Praying for you, love your friend,


Sharon said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It must be so hard to lose someone so wonderful. I am so happy that he went to heaven though and that someday you will reunite with him. I will pray that you will feel the Lord's peace and comfort.

Bless you, Sharon