Monday, March 23, 2009

Navigating the waters of loss...

We lost a very special man this weekend. My pastor...Bill Kerr, passed away. Many of you have read my interpretations of his powerful sermons here on the ole' blog. Shock, disbelieve, utter dismay, sadness, numbness, words that just can't describe the loss. What a presence, what a Holy man, what a wonderful father and husband...what a tremendous loss.
Even though this man pursued heaven with his whole heart it is just a day I cannot be happy for him. Selfish, I know. He and Debbie's son William and our big girl were born across the hall from each other at Rockford Memorial. There was a wasp in my room, so I got to go spend some time in Deb's room while the staff 'took care of' the wasp. Since then, Pastor Bill has baptized my children, buried too many relatives to list including Poppy, confirmed and married my niece and healed my heart on many occasions. Today, I'm not very good at navigating the waters of loss...just the waters of a broken heart. There are not words in my mind that I'm able to share with his wife and children...Please keep us all in your prayers...
Photo courtesy of rrstar.com

5 comments:

Stacie said...

We heard yesterday at Church that he was not doing well, and we all prayed then for his healing. Now we are all praying for the healing of his Family, Friends and congregation. Sorry for your loss.

Sandi Johnson said...

Jacque,

How wonderfully put...there are no words to describe this loss. My life will be forever changed, as it was to begin with, simply by knowing him. I'll forever cherish the fun times Gary and I shared with Debbie and Bill. Life will never be the same. Thanks for your tribute, Jacque.

HeatherPride said...

So sorry, Jacque.

Shari said...

My sympathies. The article about him was lovely. I'm sure he'll be greatly missed.

Sarah Doyle said...

so sorry for your loss- very touching post.
love