Thursday, August 20, 2009



Free To Fly

Edward George Campbell
May 10, 1936 to August 20, 2009 (9:40 CST)

Surrounded by his loving wife and children
who wept and prayed and let him go.

74 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

jmckemie said...

Praying for you all. So glad you were able to be with your family during these last hours.

Pam D said...

He was waiting for you, wasn't he? You know my heart breaks for you, but I am so glad that you were able to be there with him. THAT's how much he loved you.. he couldn't leave without one more kiss...
with tears and love and prayers...

kids4me_too said...

Praying for your entire family.

Vicky

Karen C said...

So glad you were able to make it to be with the rest of your family at this time -- sure he waited for you and felt your presence and was at peace with all his loved ones around.

Kilgore Kids said...

So glad you made it home to be with your dad and family. Praying for all of you during this time of sadness.

SuperSuz said...

He waited for you...and he's waiting for you still, just on the other side of Heaven's gate. So glad that all of you were able to be together. What a blessing that is.

Praying for you and yours today.

Tatiana said...

Thinking of you all. I am so glad that you were able to be with your family during these last hours.

~ Trine

Jennifer of Woodstock, GA said...

I'm so sorry :(

Anonymous said...

Becky,

Your dad and mine share their birthdays. My dad, Henry was born May 10th in 1925 though. He died August 16, 1987.

I am sorry for your loss.

Kathie Mayo

Lizz said...

Love you Becky & your family!!! Crying and praying with you sending many hugs to your Daddy in Heaven! Lizz

Sue G said...

It's times like this that I am so grateful for your faith because I know that I don't have to have the perfect words to comfort you. Your faith and the words of Our Father in heaven sustain you during this difficult time, feeding your spirit and your soul as you experience the earthly loss of your beloved father.

Heaven has gained a very special angel today. . . a man of unlimited compassion and profound love...a devoted husband, father, grandfather...a minister to many and a friend to far more.

Your father lived his life as an example of God's precious gifts to us because he was one of them. I know from stories you've shared that you grew up feeling safe and loved and protected. You were raised to believe that God never fails us and that His love sustains us...and His presence surrounds us.

You grew up with a father who loved you as Our Father loved him. And now you have him as an omnipresent companion, surrounding you with his presence and filling your heart to overflowing.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family today.

Bridgette said...

So glad that you were able to be there, but so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Love to you all
~ Kim

Anonymous said...

I'm am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. You will miss him every day and some days more than others.

I'm glad you made it there to be with him and your family.

Keeping you in my prayers.

Hugs,
Connie

whiterecluse said...

I am so sorry for your loss, and so glad you were able to make it there in time. I'm glad it went peacefully with him, surrounded by loved ones and faith.

nancy said...

i'm so sad for you all but happy that you were able to make it to be with your dad. precious memories........

with love,
nancy irving

Love Being a Nonny said...

So very sorry. Praying for peace for you and your family. Until you are together again..........

SuziQCat said...

Praying for you and your family today. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you were able to be with your father at the end.
Jan

Anonymous said...

I am so glad he waited for you, Becky. My heart weeps for you and your family.

May the Lord of mercy hold you all in His arms, breathing peace into each heart.

Love,

Guerrina

Anonymous said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Susie

Nancy said...

He must have been waiting for you. Praying for comfort and God's loving arms around all of you.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy you were able to spend your Dad's final hours with him. I just know he waited for you to get there. You and your family are in Chlorita and my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy

Anonymous said...

I am glad you got to be there to watch him leave his earthly body and rise up to our Lord. It sure meant a lot to me to be able to share that with our family we are holding hands praying around his bed when he passed. Your entire family is in our prayers.
Hugs from Iowa,
Marjie

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your family...blessings~

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Anonymous said...

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Debbie Jean said...

He waited for you to get there and give him his kiss and hug. I am so sorry for your loss. Today is my birthday.You and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Beverly said...

Oh Becky, I'm so glad that you went home and made it there in time. Your dad just knew...

We'll be praying for peace and comfort for your entire family.

Lesley said...

Yes, he is free. I'm so glad he waited for you. But so sorry for your loss.

Chill said...

You guys are in our prayers. Please know you are loved and being surrounded by the prayers going upward for you and enveloped by the Love and compassion of your Savior.

valerie said...

i am so sorry for your loss becky, i know he was waiting for you to be by his side.

Shannon said...

He waited for you and now he is free!!! Thoughts and prayers to you and family.
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Oh,Becky. So glad you made it home in time. I lost my father two years ago this month and as hard as that was I can tell you that I still feel his presence often. I know he is close and you will feel your dad too in ways you can't imagine right now. Praying for all of you. Give your mom a hug for me.

Love,
Debbie Taylor

Anonymous said...

Continuing to hold you all close in thought and prayer. May you remember him with a smile on your face and in your heart.

((((HUGS))))
Krista Harris
Boise ID

Anonymous said...

So happy that you were able to be with him. Hugs, prayers and love to you and your entire family.

~Joleen C.

Nancy said...

Oh Becky I am so very sorry. The loss of a parent: I just dont know what to say.
I am so sorry Becky and family.
You have all my prayers
Love
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all. I am so glad you got there in time.
May God's "peace that passes all understanding" be with you all during the days ahead.
Love,
Your cousin Sandy
P.S. wanted to let you know that you put your dads birth year as 1946. I'm not sure what the year was, but that would make him about 10 when they had Tim.

Anonymous said...

Praying....

Heidi

Anonymous said...

So glad you got there in time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You know he is in a special place!

Kim Cook
Concord NC
Kimcook@carolina.rr.com

Marysienka said...

((((HUGS))))

Wyatt said...

I smile for Ed and the Lord sees my joy in celebrating his homecoming, but my heart hurts for you as I speak your name quietly with Him.

A few years ago, I watched as my wife, Mary, strolling down a moonlit beach with our family. She was hand in hand with her Dad and he was listening to all of her stories as though she were that little girl once again telling Daddy the things he prides the most, and this came to me.

Such a place hold's no one
Except for one so dear
Such a place can't be entered
Within my heart right here

Such a place is held special
And brims with overflowing love
Such a place can't be touched
It's a gift from heaven above

Such a place can't be broken
Nor battered with life's pains
And this such a place on its own
Will always eternally reign

Such a place even marriage,
Friendship and love cannot take
Such a place is locked bound
With chains no man can break

Such a place can't be lost
And makes me feel humbly glad
Just such a place within my heart
Is being held in the arms of my Dad.

-Wyatt

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to you & your family. I know he will be missed.


Margie Miller

Sheila said...

praying for you. He was waiting for you and the love of his family was what inspired him. Soak up the love of your family right now. So sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with all of you. Reading of his night owl phone call brought tears to my eyes, and I'm glad you made it to your family to be there in time.

Jenny

queenybaby said...

So sorry, Becky. I hope you can find solace in your memories and your faith.

Random said...

I am glad that you were able to be there with him, and glad that he was able to see you again. Your family is blessed in each other.

Anonymous said...

God's peace......


mrs pam

Anonymous said...

I was glad to hear that you were able to be with your father before he passed. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. It's so hard for those of us who are left on earth, but hopefully the good memories will ease the pain.
Anna J

Anonymous said...

Peace to you and your family -- Peace.

GS in Canada

Ann Martin said...

Just had time to read the comments for today and learn of your father's passing to the shore of Heaven. Our Daddys shared the same birthday, Becky. My Daddy was born May 10, 1925, and passed on August 6, 2009. With tears rolling down I write this to you because I know the hurt and pain even though we share joy that they are free at last and no more pain. May God be with you and the entire family in the days ahead. Dr. Vance Havner said, "Nothing is lost when you know where it is." I heard him say that at Winona Lake, IN one summer. I haven't lost my Daddy because I know where he is -- we are just separated for time. Praying for you! Love to all.

Jane Copes (Professor Sepoc) said...

Wishing a safe, safe trip for you all and a wonderful celebration of your dad's life. Tell lots of stories! (As if you needed encouragement).

So glad the interview went well. Hope this is really the right place and that you can make the move smoothly. I'd dearly love to do Sarah's science education this next year, but I'm in Minnesota!

Looking forward to more news. Jane

Catherine said...

Becky he was waiting for you... That was all he needed to hear your voice. That was so sweet that he waited, a gift to you and him. Iam thinking and praying for you all. Give everyone my sympathies and Love. Catherine

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Georganna said...

Becky,

Sorry about your father pass away. My prayers are with you and Sarah and Nathan and Steve. my sympathies to your family. God will hold you guys at this moment of time in your life. I still miss my grandfather everyday not a day goes by. I know what Sarah and Nathan going through..

Lyndsay said...

Prayers for you and your family. I'm so glad you got there when you did.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family, Becky. So glad you arrived in time to say good bye in person.

Mary Z

Jan said...

My heart hurts for all of you.

When I read what you wrote last night, about all of you "settling in around him," I thought it was so beautiful. What more can any of us want at the end of this earthly life than to be surrounded by the love of our God and our family?

Mamasita said...

Been praying for you and your family daily and will continue to do so. You were truly one of the blessed ones to have had a such a wonderful father in your life. Now he is with His wonderful Father and they will watch over you all together.

Love to you all

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you all. Jill

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you were able to make it up there in time. I'm sure your dad was waiting until all of his kids were there. I'm so so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your whole family.

Gayle in AL

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you made it there in time. My prayers continue for you and your family.

Enya

Jenn said...

I'm sorry. I lost my mother this summer and I will never be the same. I don't care how hold you are, it still hurts. Many blessings and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you Becky and all those
you hold dear....

xoxo

Lynie

Anonymous said...

So glad you made it in time. ((hugs)) to you and your entire family....L in AK

Anonymous said...

Praying for your whole family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to read about your dad's passing. :( I lost my own dad to lung cancer last year. I was with him when he passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kristi from near KCMO

Lori said...

I'm so glad you got there. Praying for your family.

Tube Girl said...

Praying for you...

leeanne said...

Becky, So glad that you were able to be there with your dad. Somehow it really is comforting to be with them when they go. My heart breaks for you but rejoices that he is finally well again. Peace be with you all, and prayers for safe travels for Steve and the kids.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but so happy that you were able to be with your dad and family in his last hours. We will keep you in our prayers.
Debbie Haskell

Anonymous said...

Becky, I am so glad that you made it to your dad's side before he passed. He waited for you as I am sure he waited for you many times while you were growing up. I lost my dad last year and understand your pain. A dad is a special person who holds a special place in our hearts.
Becky, Steve, Nathan, Sarah, You have each lost someone very special to you. Each of you have your own special memories of him as well as those memories you share together. You have lost his physical being, but his spirit and love will live in you and with you forever. Hugs and comfort to you, the rest of your family and all who knew and loved him. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
Love, Linda in Pittsburgh

Richelle said...

What an amazing photo of your dad. May he rest in peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you journey home be safe.