Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Humble Walk

Walter Gisel
July 5, 1918—June 26, 2008

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

Dad was a simple man—a good man. He was a hard worker and loved to give and serve others. He enjoyed food and his farm. He had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile. He loved well—his first wife, my mother and later my stepmom, Kay. He loved his children and their spouses and his grandchildren and their spouses, and great grandchildren. He was kind. He was sweet. He bought joy. He often sent us clippings of things that might be of interest to us. He always sent a note and a card on our birthdays. Pastor Z said on Sunday that he never saw Dad lose his temper—neither did I. He was a behind the scene type of person. He walked humbly with his God. No one could ask for more from a father!

Although we are thankful that Dad is not going to suffer anymore, our loss is great. We loved him so much.

The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them. Proverbs 20:7

I have written many posts about Dad. Don't Blink is a particularly happy memory of a day just a couple of months ago with Dad.

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