Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Greatest Man I ever knew....Col. Harry Riddle


Last night we lost my Papa, he was the greatest man I ever knew. I was so lucky to have such close grandparents, we lost myBennie a little over a year ago. They were married for 68 years. So tonight as I get upset thinking of life without his comfort and love, it makes me so happy to know of the greatest reunion ever going on up in heaven. They were soul mates and taught me so much about unconditional love and respect. Papa overcame so much and there could have easily been a movie about his life. He would have been 93 on Wednesday. He will have a full military funeral on Tuesday at 10:30 at IC. I could go on forever about my papa but I will end with this. Caroline asked me why I was so sad the other night, I told her I was sad about Papa, he would soon be joining Bennie in Heaven, with those big blue eyes she looked up at me and said "Mommy Heaven is not sad Heaven is happy!" What a wise 3 year old. Heaven IS happy and I know at this moment my Papa is happier then he has ever been. Thanks so much for all your prayers and support!

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6 comments:

Julie Money said...

So sorry for your loss Lauren. You and your family will be in my prayers. And you do have a very smart little girl. It's always amazing how comforting their innocent wisdom and love can be.

Kelly said...

I am very sorry for your loss Lauren. We are praying for y'all

The Barton Family said...

Papa was amazing. Bennie was too. Knowing they are back together is a peaceful and joyous knowledge and Caroline is a wise soul....Bennie and papa are a big reason why she is that way. Love to you my sweet friend...and to your awesome family.

elaine said...

So sorry to hear about your Papa...sending love and prayers.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. Caroline is very wise - so sweet!

the Ulrich's said...

so sorry to hear this lauren. You and your family are in my prayers.