For those of you who have been praying for Bobbie, I want you to know that he transitioned Thursday morning (4/27/23). We thank you all for your many prayers, thoughts, and wishes. It has been a long journey but God was gracious to us. As Bobbie became increasingly sicker last year, in December, I prayed that God would let him see Christmas. But He did us one better…He let Bobbie not only see Christmas but New Year’s and most recently his birthday and for that, I am so eternally grateful to God for His infinite grace and mercy.

It is a bittersweet moment because as the apostle wrote,  We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:8-10 NKJV)

Yet, I will miss my husband, best friend, and confidant who was always over my right shoulder. As our children will miss their father whom they love so very much.

When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NKJV)

Goodbye, my love.

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  1. This post made me tear-up and tugged at my heart. You have my condolences, Claudia. May God comfort you and your husband, Bobbie’s, children as well. May Bobbie rest with God forever. Death is our ultimate test.


  2. Dear Claudia, May my prayers help lift you up and may they give a little peace. God had written Bobbie’s story long ago and he did what the Lord needed him to do. You WILL meet again, this I am sure! You have my deepest sympathies. May God always bless you and keep you! ❤


  3. As Heaven gets richer with our friends and loved ones graduating, there is less on earth holding us here! We look forward to the day we will join them around our Master’s throne and celebrate again!
    We who “love His appearing” will be ready.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.


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