Called Home

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My Daddy was called Home to Jesus on Sunday morning. He’s with his sweetheart again. He passed peacefully with all his children gathered around him. And I was privileged to be holding his hand. We are so grateful both our parents trusted in Jesus.
“And He said to him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’” Luke 23:43

I’d like to especially thank all of you readers who don’t know me personally, but have taken time to pray and encourage me on this long journey with my mother and this short one with my daddy. You have blessed me more than you know. ~Cheryl




  1. God bless you and yours. Thank you for sharing your journey with us all. Eternal and beautiful life to mom and dad in heaven.

  2. I had the privilege to walk the same journey with both of my parents. Thank you for all that you have written with such beauty, love, and grace. May God be with you and your family in this time of grief. Blessings and love to you all.

  3. I am praying comfort and peace for you and your family. What a comfort to know the hope we have in Jesus! Thank you for sharing your journey. My mom is on hospice care with Alzheimer’s and we’ve been told she has about 4-6 weeks. Were it not for people like you who share and our hope & faith in Jesus, all this would be unbearable. Thank you & may you be blessed!

    1. Thank you so much for your prayers, Lynette, even as you are in the throes of your own challenges. And yes the hope Jesus gives us sustains and comforts truly! May God give you grace and strength for the rest of your journey.

  4. Good bless you all. Now you wait for your reunion with them both. You have done a great job in honor of them both. Thanks for sharing,!

  5. My prayers are with you and your family. I have been so moved in reading about your journey. Your writing is beautiful and conveys such deep love and respect for your parents. God’s love and that of your parents’ surely surrounds you to offer you peace.

  6. May God comfort you and your family. I am going through this (early stages) now with my mom. It is very difficult, and this is an extremely drastic understatement.

    1. I’m so sorry, Judy. Every stage has it’s challenges, but the early ones were some of the hardest. Praying right now that God will give you grace. He is faithful.

  7. Thank you Cheryl for your beautiful spiritual insights. They have blessed my siblings and me as we continue our good byes to our parents. Your blog is filled with so much love. Blessings as you grieve with hope. Ann

    1. Thank you for your encouraging words, Ann. It so blesses me to hear that what I’ve shared blesses others. May God give you grace and strength as you say your good byes.

  8. You have been a wonderful devoted daughter. May you remember all the good times with you parents. May they both rest in peace….I am sure they are happy to be together again. God bless you and your family.

  9. May the God of all grace comfort and sustain you 💗 What a blessing to have the comfort of eternal life! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  10. Thank you for sharing with us. May God bless you and your family. May you have the peace that only God can give.

  11. Praying for you…walking this same journey with my mother. You have encouraged me so much with your writing. Thank you.

    1. I’m so thankful to hear that what I’ve shared has encouraged you, Elaine! That blesses me so much. Thank you for the encouragement and the prayers.

  12. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, Cheryl. I’m dealing with a similar situation with my parents and your blogs have made me feel like I’m not alone in what we’re dealing with. Your words have given me unbelievable encouragement. Praying for you and your family.

    1. I’m sorry to hear your are having these challenges, but so grateful to hear my words have encouraged you! That blesses me to hear! And thank you for your prayers, Julie. I’m praying for you right now.

  13. I am so very sorry for your loss. He is most likely talking to Jesus about you at this very moment…saying how much he loves you and how you took such wonderful care of him. Godspeed.

  14. Thank you for sharing your journey – the good, bad, painful and beautiful. You are blessed indeed to have the assurance that your parents are right now enjoying the presence of their Lord and Savior. It makes the loss on this side of Glory easier to bear. Cheryl, please know that many who have appreciated your candid sharing via your carefully written blog posts will be praying for you and your loved ones in the days ahead as you work through all the necessities and unexpected details. May your hearts be encouraged and blessed as you share your precious memories of your mom and dad with one another.

  15. Blessings to you and thanks so much for sharing with me. I know hard it is to give up our parents as both of mine are also in Heaven.

  16. I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Daddy’s are so special and important to who we are as daughters. They blaze a trail for how we view the other men in our life…..our boyfriend as a teen, our husband and if we’re lucky, our sons. You and I are two of the lucky ones in that club of, we had a great daddy. I know you want everything from the first line of the eulogy to the last crumb at the meal, perfect for dad. I really get it. My dad and I have been on pause for 22 years. I think of him every day and I take very seriously the responsibilities he left for me, on that sudden and most unexpected day, dad left with Jesus. Here’s what I have learned……. It’s ok to not dot every i and cross every t. He knows me and loves me anyway. The eulogy with all the dates, and dinner with all the desserts, will be just like it should be……..because it’s all about the relationship…….that wonderful, perfect for you and your dad relationship. That service for your dad will be perfect because it’s signed, sealed and delivered by your love for him, and the blessed relationship you two share. I say share not shared because he lives. One day, the pause will be over in a split second, and you and your earthly father, and you and your heavenly father, will live for eternity together. Mamma and others that have chosen to let Jesus reside in their hearts will be there too. I will pray for you as you go through especially the next several days. May you have peace and comfort in this difficult time, just as you have blessed me and so many others in your writings. God’s timing is always perfect, and He has used you in a mighty way, as I went through the road of caring for my momma, dementia, and her move to heaven.
    Blessings to you,

  17. May the Lord be with you in your time of need. Been reading your articles . I had a 68 year old sister die last Sept. of LBD dementia .And my other sister age 73 has had dementia for 2 years, and going done hill fast now. Your posting really help. Thank you, Margie

    1. I’m so sorry about your sisters, Margie. But I’m grateful to hear if anything I’ve shared has been a comfort. Thank you for telling me. May god give you and your family continued grace and strength. ~Cheryl

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