Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Memories of my Father...

The year ended with heartbreaking sadness, and amid the overwhelming flood of emotions that accompanies the loss of a father as wonderful as mine, I find myself looking back and becoming increasingly grateful for the amazing memories I made with my father. He taught me so much, and became a father and dear friend to Alan. I want to say thank you for everyone who expressed their heartfelt sympathies. I cannot say just how much your support meant to my family. I am grateful for the gospel, for I have felt the sweet hand of the Lord carrying me in many capacities right now. I have had many moments too precious to mention, and know that the Lord is aware of our needs and comforts his children with peace and love during our most trying of times. As the new year begins I struggle to think of any resolutions, as they seem so irrelevant right now. However, I cannot stop thinking about ways that I can improve who I am, and become a better person, mother, Latter Day Saint, and friend because of the influence of my father. There are no words to explain just how much we will miss him. But we will always share and cherish the memories we made. Thanks Dad, you were more amazing than you will ever know. We ask that if any friends or loved ones have memories to share, please post them at keithmsteinermemorial.blogspot.com.


One Thousand Otonos said...

Oh Melanie, I am so sorry to hear of your sweet father's passing. I will keep you, your mother and the rest of your family in my prayers. Please also let me add my testimony that we really will be reunited with our loved ones who have gone on before us. The knowledge of this has brought me much peace in the years since my mama's passing.I know you know this and desire only to support you in your own knowledge. I love you and your family. Truly.


The Laris Legacy said...

Melanie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss Chris told me the day after it happened and I have not stopped thinking of you since. If there is anything you need please let us know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Ashley

Rasmussens said...

Melanie, this is Brooke (Mendenhall). I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My parents have nothing been love for your dad and mom. Their dinner group was very close. You and your family are in our prayers.

The Floyd Family on the Eastcoast said...

I am soo sorry about your dad
You and ur mom and ur family are in our prayers. your dad was a good man..

Anna Floyd

The Laris Legacy said...

Melanie help your # is disconnected and I don't have your cell phone call me I wanted to get together today!!! hope your trip to the city went good!!!

love, ashley

jerisesh said...

Melanie I am sorry about your Dad. May you know that even "old" friends are thinking of you and your family.

Jim said...

Please let me join my daughter in expressing my sadness for your sadness and in assuring you that the Gospel is true and that we'll all be together with loved ones some day. I pray for the Comforter to be with you all.

Jim Haeberle