I've written this post many times. Didn't really feel like sharing it just yet, but here we are
Thursday, October 11, 2012. It's time I get back up one more time then I've fallen.
August was a very long month for us. As all of you may know by now, my dad Dr.William Terry Barlowe passed away Monday, August 27th, 2012. He was in and out of the hospital over the last month. His heart was just too weak, but he was a fighter till the end. We were all with him at home when he passed. So many emotions running through my mind in those last few moments we shared with him. We all miss him dearly and think of him often. It's still so new and doesn't seem real. One of the greatest things about my family is that in a time of crisis we don't fall apart, we fall together! My mom is the strongest woman I've ever known. She has shown so much strength, courage and grace.
One of my dad's favorite sayings was "Get back up one more time then you fall" and that is exactly. what. we've. done. Saying he was a just great man would be an understatement. He was so much more to so many people. He touched so many lives in his ministry. He always had an understanding heart and a listening ear. He was a M.O.G walking in the F.O.G. Everywhere he went he would minister to someone rather it be a store, restaurant, hospital, Las Vegas taxi driver or even on an airplane. It didn't matter the place or circumstance. When he left the building someone had heard his story and he had touched their life with his encouraging uplifting words. He was a pretty special guy! It seems like ysterday he passed, yet again it seems like months.
He was so excited about the Tea Room and his favorite tea was English Breakfast. So we will carry on. We are still opening the Tea Room. Plans are still in the works, and we can't wait to minitser and serve tea. :) I know he will be looking down checking in on us with a big smile.
Love you Daddy!