Monday, March 12, 2012

Not sure what to say

On Sunday morning my dad's best friend, my second father, went to the hospital with a heart attack. Monday night, their Monday morning I was skyping with my dad when he got a phone call. At 2AM Jim woke up in heaven.

I am a bit speechless. Jim's daughter and I are the same age. We grew up together. In fact, I don't remember not knowing Susie.

Jim knew everyone in South Dakota, and probably the tri-state region. He could talk to ANYONE. Everyone who knows him knows I am not exaggerating.

Jim loved Jesus and loved people. He would do anything for anyone in need. His heart was as big as the Pacific Ocean.

Jim loved his family and his church family. There were constantly relatives coming and going. Jim loved to tell me, or anyone, about his grandkids, his kids, his wife, his sister, etc. He also loved to talk to and about his church family.

I've never met anyone who didn't love Jim-if there were those who didn't, they probably were too afraid to say anything!

Jim will be missed more than words can express.

"I can only imagine...will I dance for You, Jesus, will I be able to speak at all? I can only imagine."

I don't think Jim is speechless!


McMGrad89 said...

I'm sorry, Shan, for your loss.

Lori said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am so thankful for the hope found in Jesus at times like these! Those who die in Christ are truly blessed and their loved ones also.
Keep up the God work.

Anonymous said...

I miss Jim right now but am sure he is not speechless as you said in God's glory. Maybe because of it but he will find a way to speak. I just listened to Mike Decker's sermon entitled A Tribute to Jim Schrepel. Please listen too.