Monday, July 05, 2010

all is well, all is well

my dad passed away yesterday evening after a 5 year battle with cancer. i don't really have words at this time to express my feelings adequately. though i am sad, i feel peace. it is the peace that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ. i know that families are forever. my dad had an incredible impact on those around him. my dad was very funny. i got my love of trivial facts from him. he was very frugal and avoided debt. he was the most honest person i've ever known. you always knew where he stood and that was on the right side. there was no gray area for him. he loves the Lord and loves missionary work. i know he will be very busy on the Lord's errand now that he is on the other side.
my parents were married in the salt lake temple and because of that i can be with them forever. if you would like to know more about how families can be together forever, click here.






31 comments:

Nicole said...

Heidi, I am SO sorry for your loss. Your post brought tears to my eyes! I know he was an incredible man because he has an incredible daughter! :) I love you!

Meredith said...

So sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking about you and your family.

Thanaglim said...

I didn't know your father was sick. I'm sorry for your loss.

amanda said...

oh my dear Heidi...
I am so sorry. I wish I could give you a big hug. I will remember your family in my prayers. Love you.

The Stimpson Family said...

Oh, Heidi! I have had lots of tears after hearing the news about your wonderful dad from my parents. I wish so badly that I didn't live so far away and could be there for his funeral and to be a support to you and your family. I love your family so much and the tears have freely come as I have thought about your loss and the loss of all of us. Your Dad is wonderful and always sincerely kind and supportive to me every time I saw him. I laid in bed last night thinking about how much the MO area will be missing such a stalwart member. Your family means so much to me and so many others. I pray for you all to feel comfort and continue to be upheld through this hard time. When you have time, please send me your address. I love you!

Adriane said...

Heidi,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lots of love,
Adriane

Rocketgirl said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss, but so uplifted by your attitude. I'm shedding a few tears since I'm a pansy anyway. I play a lot of funerals, being the fiddler that I am, and the saddest ones are for people who don't have that knowledge. The ones where they DO are more celebrations of a life lived and a life to come and though we're sad they're not here, people leave feeling uplifted. I'm so deeply sorry you have to deal with this sadness, but am so thankful you reminded me about the joy of the atonement. Hugs from Wisconsin.

Julianne said...

My dear Beck family. I can't even begin to tell you what I've (we've all) been feeling for you.

We love you. And your dad is wonderful.

Carie said...

Well, after that I am a weepy blubbery mess. Alas, all is well.

Thank you for your testimony.

lrbodine said...

Heidi - After losing my own mom to a battle with cancer... I understand a little bit of the loss. I'm truly sorry for your family! I will be praying for all of you and hope you feel the power of those prayers.

Lindsey said...

Your family is always in my prayers. I am proud to have known Doug Beck. Thank you for sharing your testimony.

Ginger said...

Hello Heidi--This is Ginger Suter(margo's MOM)I am so sad to hear the news of you Dad's passing. My heart truly goes out to you mom and to each one of you. We really loved you mom and Dad. It's sad but bearable when you understand where he is and that you can see him again. You will be in our prayers.

Jenny Kusgen said...

Heidi
I am so very sorry for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. Know that you are loved by so many!
Jenny

Amy The Mom said...

heidi, i am sorry for your loss. it's amazing how comforting the gospel is!!
and also, i love your blog :)
hugs,
amy petersen brown :)

Emily Curfew said...

oh heidi, i'm so sorry. you had such a good dad. i'm sure you will miss him alot.

Sarah said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I'm glad you're finding comfort in the gospel's plan at a hard time like this. Although I really don't know you all that well, I've enjoyed your blog and feel like I know you better than you probably know me! You will be in my prayers.

Christensen family said...

Heidi - What very sweet tender pictures of your dad. And such great words. We sure have many memories of him and your family! Many prayers are being sent your way!

Rachel said...

Our prayers are with you. Your Dad was the best! Wish I was there to comfort your mom. Julie

Barry & Margo Swartz said...

Your Dad was so very funny. Love you Heidi, and your family.

Debbie said...

Heidi, I am so sorry to hear about your dad! I didn't know he was sick. I'm crying just reading this. I love you to death, and it hurts me that you have to go through such grief. I am so grateful for the gospel, and we are so very blessed to have it! I didn't join the church until about 2 1/2 years after my dad died so those were a couple of rough years. I still miss him like crazy to this day, but the gospel definitely brings a lot of comfort. You and your family will definitely be in my prayers!

Jess said...

"Sweet is the peace the gospel brings".....your post brings up all the memories of my dad's passing...I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Steph said...

What a wonderful Dad you have, so many amazing qualities that he shared with you and your family and passed on to future generations.
Love you, and I'm glad "all is well"

Caroline said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful pictures. I am sad that I never had the opportunity to meet your dad but I know he must have been a wonderful man to have raised such an amazing daughter. Be safe as you travel and I can't wait to see you on Monday!

Laura Weight said...

Heidi, we are so sorry for the passing of your dad. The entire Beck family has been in our prayers since we heard the news. Your dad was an incredible man and We feel lucky to have known him. We love you guys! Thanks for sharing such a personal and beautiful post about your dad with us :) He will be missed...

Paula said...

Isn't the gospel amazing? You are so strong with your positive outlook and how you are holding up. Take care and we are just thinking about you and your family.

Mohler Blessings said...

Heidi....I am so sorry for your loss. Erich and I were able to attend the funeral this morning. What an incredible feeling it was to feel of the spirit. I really appreciated each of your sweet memories of your dad. Isn't it wonderful to know that we can be families together forever. I love knowing that we will be able to be with those who have gone before us someday. Many prayers will be with you during this time.

The High Family- said...

I have always loved that no matter what, you can see the sun behind the clouds. I pray that the Lord continues to bring your entire family peace. Much love from the High fam.

Becca said...

I love you, Heidi. I'm thinking of you.

Rachelle said...

i am so sorry for your loss. i loved your dad. he was my bishop when i left on my mission and got married. he was a "hero" - is a "hero" in my life for helping me along. he always knew how to make everyone laugh. my sister called and told me about the funeral and seeing all of you and how beautiful and funny it was. you have an amazing family and i know i don't need to tell you that! always loved your family and your mom! please give her my love. you guys are in our prayers. xo.

Kristen said...

you probably don't know this, but my dad died unexpectedly when i was 18. today is his birthday and we celebrated with chocolate cake and a few rounds of uno. if someone asks my kids about their grampa dave they tell him he is a missionary. (they just leave out exactly where he is serving!) sweet is the peace the gospel brings. you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Courtney said...

Heidi.
I feel bad that I haven't checked your blog until now. I have read it backwards with so many laughs. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in my prayers over the holidays as I know it is hard. But i also know you have so many fond memories that you will be able to share. I send you so many hugs!!!
Courtney Lorenz