Friday, July 2, 2010

In Loving Remembrance of My Dad

Paul Edward Walsh Sr.   December 10th 1917 - July 2nd 2010

Dad beheld the face of God around 4:30 am July 2nd. He was ushered in to the presence of God with some of his family standing by to bid him farewell. 
Dad was my hero and always was.  I already miss him and I know that in the weeks and months there will be great times of sorrow for me. BUT I rejoice in the knowledge that he now walks on the streets where I long to walk. 
Thank you for all the support and prayers........  I will blog later at the wonderful things that the Lord accomplished in the 4 days as we sat around his bed side.
I celebrate the life of my father.......



  1. Denise, I am so sorry to hear this but maybe it was for the best. Now he is so much happier even than he was here. He looks like a very nice dad..happy and fun!! I do not know how you feel but wish that I could do something for you!! Take care.

  2. Denise,
    I am praying for you!!

  3. Praying for the arms that welcomed your dad, to encircle you with love and comfort....

  4. (((hugs))) Your dad may be with the Lord but his love for you will always be there in your heart.

  5. Blessings and peace I send your way...I love you.
    Mama Bear

  6. His picture shows him to be a sweet and precious man. Blessings as you face the days ahead without him - and as you care for your mom, who will be very confused.

  7. Heart felt hugs to you ... Praying for you...

  8. Oh Dee, I am praying for you, for strength and courage of the next while..... your Dad is now free of all pain and in the most glorious place. It the family that are left behind that need the love and support....most of which will probably have to come from you sweetie, you are the one they turn to. Big hugs Honey!!!
    Margaret B

  9. Loving you in thoughts and I am with you in spirit. My our Lord hold all of you close in his arms. I love you!

    Love & hugs your sister in Christ~

  10. my Heartfelt Condolences and Prayers...

  11. He's made quite a journey today! Beheld His King! Praying for your whole family that God would be so present in every gathering.

    Hugs to you from here--until I can really hug you!

  12. Oh Denise, I know this is a very hard and sad time for you and your family, God is the Great Comforter and will be with you through all this, and you will be reunited. My heart and prayers go out to you. Like Angie said, someday we will be able to really hug you.

  13. I'm so sorry to hear your Dad's gone - but not forgotten and you'll see him again. But for now you sorrow ... God bless you and comfort you and your family.
    Bevinne (((HUGS))))

  14. Denise,

    What a wonderful picture you are sharing with us. You Daddy was a handsome man with such a joyful smile. I can only imagine how incredibly happy he must be right now.

    We are thinking of you, and lifting you up. Although these days are difficult... we're so thankful to have thee assurance where he is now.

    We love you!!

  15. God be with you and your mom and the rest of the family, dear friend. I will continue in prayer for all of you. All is well for your dear dad now. May those who loved him and had to say goodbye know the comforts of the Lord now. Hugs across the miles.

  16. denise...
    i saw annette's post sorry for your loss..your words describe how i felt when i lost my mother....feeling the grief of losing my mother here on earth but so peaceful about knowing that she was with God and in his care and not suffering any longer. praying you will continue to find peace and comfort in your knowing.

  17. Sending you my love and prayers. The picture you shared is so good. love and hugs, Grams

  18. Sweet sis, my heart hurts for you. I love you, praying for God's great comfort. Our loss is definitely heavens gain.

  19. With tears in my eyes and a heart that hurts for you I'm sending my deepest sympathies to you and your...hugs, Linda

  20. Denise, I know what you are feeling right. You are rejoicing in the fact you dad is in Heaven, but you will have moments of such sadness. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Beth

  21. (((HUGS)))and Prayers and much LOVE!

  22. Dear, dear friend......

    I am so very sorrow to read these words of the loss of your wonderful father. He looks like such a faboulous person with spunk! Just know (and I know you do) that you will walk together again someday. For now he will be watching over you - but as a whole new and perfect body. Jesus is wonderful and holds your father now. Maybe our loved ones will be able to meet up........

    God Bless You! I will write to you when I get back. Just wanted to touch base with you to let you know my heart goes out to you. I am typing through tears.......

    much love,

  23. Hello Dear heart
    I just hear news of this road you have begun to walk in your daddy's passing.
    May comfort be found in this...

    "That those who go one before us stand at GOD"S RIGHT HAND ever interceding for us both day and night"

    Think of it
    Some of us just got a party going on up out there at Gods right hand with all those who have left us into His presence. I think sometimes about this when I miss then. It is just a veil away. On the other side of eternity. The one that is connected to us by those cords that can NOT be broken.
    Your Dad is always with you in the woman you are today. He is a part of who you are.

  24. Hello Denise,
    I read your comment on Becky's blog and wanted to stop by and say I'm sorry for your loss but like you I rejoice that he's with the Lord.

    God bless you and your family.

  25. I'm praying for you and your family Denise......may the comfort of the Holy Spirit surround you and carry you in the days ahead.

    He is Faithful!

  26. Oh honey...I'm so sorry I missed your heart breaks for you. I lost my sister on this very day 13 years ago. I know they are walking with our Lord and we'll see each other again someday.

    Big hugz,

  27. I am so sorry I had missed this. I found out today when you linked up. What a special daddy. Hold on to those memories and may the Lord wrap His arms around you like a warm blanket.

  28. Girl I am so sorry to be finding out about this so late. I have been on the computer little or far behind with reading posts.
    I wish I could give you a great big hub and just sit with you. I know the loss is so great...but for the one who is doing the day to day care....sometimes I think it is greater in a different way.
    I will be praying for you and yours...and especially your Mom as she try's to deal with this unbelievable loss.
    I am so happy that your Dad will be waiting for you on the other awesome that he is seeing the face of the One who loves him so.
    Praying girl. You know awhile back you sent me a note with a sweet book. And although I have kept both...I have been using your note these past two weeks as a book mark. Don't know why I decided to do that....but I have been thanking God for what a blessing you were to me at that time.
    Love you girl!


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