In Memory of Dad Cone: August 26, 2012

by Sami

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It’s ironic that I posted an update on Dad Cone for the first time tonight in over a month and now, here I am, just hours later with another update. But this one will be my last.

Richard Allen Cone, Sr. passed away tonight at 8:14pm.

Yes, my husband’s father died tonight in Hospice care.

Thankfully, Ricky has been in Florida since Friday and was able to spend these last few days with him. I cannot pretend to know what these next few days will bring, yet I know whatever it is will not be easy.

Tomorrow morning, I will pull my sleeping children out of bed and put them in our minivan to make the 13 hour drive down to Florida in the midst of a hurricane.

Forgive me if I sound dramatic, but the task ahead does seem a bit insurmountable.

Still, I know that it is in fact possible and more important, necessary.

So off I go to pack for the week ahead. I know I’ve asked it before, but please pray for our journey tomorrow. Pray for wisdom as I tell our children the news. Pray for Ricky, his sister, his brother, his mom and all his extended family. Pray for our everyone that will be attending the funeral that God’s name will be lifted high and that sorrow will quickly be replaced with joy.

I’ll be on the road tomorrow, but will try my best to check in as I can on here…

Read the whole story about Dad Cone’s journey from the beginning…

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9 comments

Sarah vassilev August 26, 2012 - 10:31 pm

Please let me know when and where the service will be. Im so sorry. I love you guys,and am praying for you

Michael Hendricks August 27, 2012 - 6:06 am

you are in our thoughts and prayers

sami August 28, 2012 - 7:30 am

Thank you, Michael!

Lisa August 27, 2012 - 9:29 am

Praying for you guys this week! Praying for safety as you make the drive with your kiddos and for peace and comfort as you mourn the loss of your FIL. I’m praying for the rest of the family too as this is going to be a difficult time for everyone!

sami August 28, 2012 - 7:30 am

The prayers are felt, Lisa!

michelle August 27, 2012 - 10:38 am

so sorry to hear about you & rick’s loss – will be praying for you guys! have a safe trip – knowing you, it will be a fun one even if it is a long one….

sami August 28, 2012 - 7:31 am

Ha! You are too sweet, Michele. It was long, but we felt surrounded by prayers, so yes, it was the best it could be in that situation! Thank you for your continued prayers 🙂

michelle quick August 27, 2012 - 10:40 am

sorry forgot to put my last name above:) i’m sure i’m not the only michelle you know & love 😉 i was hoping you could come to our 1st 510 MOM’s meeting Wed pm but i know you will be in florida – we will miss you!

sami August 28, 2012 - 7:32 am

I had just said to Tiff that I thought I was too old for 510 now, but she said No Way! I’ll have to catch the next one 😉 Thanks for the invite!

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