Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Sharp Family

The Sharp Family
Originally uploaded by angeler.

top: (left to right) Tom, Dale, Irene, Brenda, Patricia, Kenny and Gary

bottom: (left to right) Grandma(Theresa), Michele, Grandpa(Harry), and Darrell

Firstly, I would like to thank any and all who prayed for my grandfather's salvation. On Thursday, March 10th, which happened to be my sister's 34th birthday, my grandfather passed away in his sleep. I don't know if he gave his life to Christ but I must hold on to the fact that Jesus didn't send me to speak to him in vain. Jesus had a purpose and a plan. This is what I will always remember. If anything, it helped me to rely on Jesus even more especially when I am put in opposition, which is more often then not. He is my rock and my redeemer. I will trust in him at all times. Who else can we trust? Except God himself. So, I continue to pray for my grandfather, and I do hope to meet him in the heavenly place one day.

He left 9 children (2 predeased), 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Harry Talbot Sharp
August 3, 1931-March 10, 2005

I end with this poem.

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,
But remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I've only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
My going has eased my hurt and given me relief.
So dry your eyes and remember me,
Not as I am now, but as I used to be.

Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile.
Understand, in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.


Wayne Sharp said...

Good morning,
I was at the service for Uncle Harry yesterday and was deeply touched. I think you even managed to soften the heart of our father Dave.
Keep up the good work.
Wayne Sharp.

Angela said...

Thank you. It really was a beautiful service. I pray that God touches your father in the days ahead. God bless you and your family!!