desperately in need of your prayers


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Our family received devastating news yesterday. My dad passed away unexpectedly while at home. The EMS suspected a heart attack. Needless to say, we are all shocked, hurting, broken, and devasted. I saw my dad last weekend - spent practically the whole weekend with he and my mom. He helped Jeremy and Jeremy's dad put Collen's swingset together. He acted goofy as always...with his bubba teeth in. He helped me get Collen ready for bed and just ooohed and aaahhed over his "little man." I gave him an extra hug...as I always did...just in case. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a Daddy's girl. I've always been called "little Thurman" because I am so much like my dad - in looks and personality. My dad is the first man I gave my heart to, and he taught me that trusting my heart with somone wasn't something to take lightly. And that if I felt the same magnitude of love for another man as I did my dad....then I had found the right one. I never felt so close to that love until I met Jeremy. I knew my dad would approve. And he did. He loves Jeremy so much and is so, so proud of his "sons." He loves Megan's fiancee as well....thinks the world of the two men his daughters gave their hearts to. My dad was/is hopelessly devoted to my mom. He thought the sun rose and set with her. I've watched him many times look at her or talk about her with such adoration. They are best friends....such a great team. It doesn't make sense that he's gone. It is more real to me now than I think it would have been had we not endured such tragedy before now. After losing Ayden, the only thing holding me up was that I still had Jeremy....and I still had my dad. They are both rocks in my life. And now, I'm without my firmest, hardest rock. My voice of reason. My dad whose hugs and reassuring words make everything okay. I never imagined I'd lose my dad at 28....he was too young (58) and seemed so, so healthy. We (and he) had no idea.... My dad was/is a devoted Christian. We know he is in Heaven glorifying the Father. It's all he's ever talked about, especially since he lost his dad. He couldn't wait to get there. Then, after we lost Ayden, it was all he could ever talk about - it was the one thing he looked forward to. He said to me the other day, "I feel like it's going to be soon. Very soon, we'll be there with Jesus....and my dad....and Ayden." He was talking about the return of Christ, of course, but the fact that he said that....just hit me really hard. I have been hard on myself since I hadn't talked to my dad since Sunday, but as a friend of mine so graciouslly put it, "Lindsay, you didn't need to." Which is true....Daddy always knew what I was thinking. We could finish each other's sentences, and he knew what I was going to say before I said it (and vice versa). He was my best buddy, and I always wanted to be like him. I like to think I've gotten close over the last 28 years, but no one....NO ONE can top Thurman Tyson. There's not another like him on this earth. Please pray for our family, especially my mom. We are being strong for Daddy, but it's incredibly hard. Obviously, our hearts are broken and they will be for a long time. But we know that Daddy is where he wanted to be. For that, I rejoice for him, but I ache for our loss.



35 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your Father. I know you are going to miss him. He knows how much you loved him and I am sure he is loving his grandson Ayden. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. ((HUGS))

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  2. My heart and prayers are reaching out to you. May God hold you in His hands and bring you peace and comfort.

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  3. So sorry, Lindsay. Thinking of y'all.

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  4. Oh, Lindsay..I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like an amazing man. I will be praying for your family's peace and comfort.

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  5. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I will pray for your whole family during this devastating time. Be strong and know that your Blog family are sending much love and comfort your way. An English Grandma xx

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  6. i am so very sorry for your loss. your dad sounds like an amazing man and i hope it brings you some comfort to know that him and ayden are together again....

    thinking of you!

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  7. I've only read the first line of your post. I am so very sorry for your loss. Like a thief in the night, and that you have had to experience this twice in so few years. God has not forsaken you or your family but you must wonder why you are experiencing such suffering. My prayers join with the others.

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  8. Just finished your post. This is just unbelievable, your dad is so young. And that he made the statement, wow, that wisdom could only come from God. What a comfort that you know where he is,that he and Ayden are together, so much love waiting for you. This is an incredible reminder, again, of what is important, truly important.

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  9. Oh Lindsay, I'm in tears for you and your family. I am so sorry.
    Lifting y'all up in prayer! You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days, weeks, months....
    Love you, Kelley

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  10. Oh I am so very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your father. I couldnt imagine. I am sending many prayers and hugs your way.

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  11. o lindsay, i'm so sorry. my heart is broken for your family. i feel like families who have already gone through such a devastating loss should get a pass on more suffering. you dad sounds like such a wonderful man. i'm so sad that yet another beautiful soul is gone. praying for peace and comfort for your family. ((hugs))

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  12. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my prayers.

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalm 34:18

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  13. wow... I am so sorry for you and your family... so shocking. Know that you have our prayers.

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  14. Oh Lindsay..I am just so sorry about your father. I cried just reading your beautiful post about him...what a wonderful father he was to you..I will be praying for your family as you begin this grieving journey once again..I know that it must warm your heart a little to know that your dad is holding Ayden...Much love and many hugs to you...May God help you all through this..

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  15. Sending you strength! your dad sounds like an amazing man!

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss. I am definitely praying for you and your family. I hope you can find some peace in knowing he is with our Savior and your sweet Ayden.

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  17. I am so very sorry to hear that. Holding you and your family up in my prayers.

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  18. Lindsay, so sorry to hear about your dad. I too am a daddy's girl and my daddy died this April at age 63. He had a heart attack also, but lingered for about 2 weeks. I do have the comfort of knowing he was a devoted Christian, but I miss him SO much everyday. Thinking about you and praying for you.

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  19. Oh Lindsay. I am so very very sorry for your loss. I hope he is playing in Heaven with Ayden, even if that doesn't make it easier for you. My prayers are with you.

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  20. Praying for you and your family.

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. The first thought was that he was holding Ayden. It is so hard to lose a parent and even harder when it is sudden. My mom passed a year and a half ago. It was out of the blue. Many hugs and prayers from our house to yours. Even though we don't know you.

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  22. I am so, so sorry Linsday! I am so happy that you have the promise of seeing him again one day soon! He is there, loving on Ayden, catching up on all the latest happenings! Hugs to you--praying!

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is clear from your words how important he was to you. I bet he and Ayden are dancing with the angels today.

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  24. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my mom almost two years ago (she was only 61) and I still find myself trying to pick up the phone to call her. I miss her so much. It's such a hard thing to get over and with the most unbearable loss you've already suffered, I know this probably devastates you. Be strong and think of the sweet reunion of your sweet little boy with his grandpa.

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  25. Lindsay,

    I am so sorry, I know exactly how you feel, I suddenly lost my precious Moma 2 weeks ago, she and my Dad would've been married 56 years five days after she died. Although she was almost 82, she looked and acted so much younger, I have more gray than she did, she died with almost a head full of black hair! My heart aches for you and your Mom and sister...please know you are in my thoughts and prayers...

    Love,
    MK Hucko

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  26. Just "stopping by" again to let you know I'm thinking about you.

    I know our loved ones moving to Heaven before us is hard, that is why I'm so glad this life down here is only temporary and we will be with them again one day.

    Praying for y'all - Kelley

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  27. I am so incredibly sorry for another loss you have to endure. The tribute you wrote to your dad is beautiful. My prayers are with you.

    Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

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  28. So sorry for your loss, reading your words touches my heart as I lost my father 23yrs ago. The memory of him is still with me. Knowing your dad is in that glorious place he so wanted to be is so peaceful, but yet so hard to imagen life without him here on earth. I will certainly be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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  29. I am so very sorry. My dad died a year and a half ago so I know your pain. A Mighty Fortress is our God. Prayers for all.

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  30. Prayers to your and your family. My God's healing love pour over each of you. Your dad sounds like a wonderful person and we know that by him believeing that he is in a great place and we'll all be together again one day.

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  31. Oh Lindsay, I'm so very sorry to hear about your Daddy. You have my prayers.

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  32. I am so glad that my mom and dad have been able to be there for you all. We all think the world of your family too. We love you guys so much and will continue praying.

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  33. Lindsay, I am so sorry to hear this news. It nearly mirrors exactly what happened to me January 23, 2010. My dad at 58 passed away at home without any warning. I know the pain you are feeling. It is still a raw feeling almost 2 years later. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers. I am so sorry!

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  34. Oh Lindsay, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I know you will miss him greatly...he sounded like a wonderful dad. Prayers to you and your family.

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  35. Oh Lindsay....my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tears streamed down my face as I read your two posts about your dad. I hadn't checked you blog in a while because life has kept me busy as you know well the life of a teacher and a mom. I can only imagine Ayden waiting at the gates of heaven for your dad. I too am a daddy's girl and my heart aches for you. I am very fortunate to still have my dad and I too don't want to accept the fact that I will have to face this day as well one day (hopefully in the far far far future).

    Many (((((((((HUGS)))))))))))) and prayers

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