Our lives are touched by many people, often in small ways and sometimes in big ways. Uncle Lorimer was one of those that impacted us greatly! This past December, he went to be with his Savior & King Jesus. He loved his family deeply- they were his world! Through the years we grew in friendship & became just like family. We almost never miss a Thanksgiving together and even though we now live in different states, we continue to visit each other several times a year.
Lorimer was a leader in his community but we knew him best as simply Uncle Lorimer. His testimony lives on through the lessons he shared with us. He lived out his faith in Christ, always opening the Word each night because he knew it was the source of life. He had a saying of "do the right thing" and he did it- quietly, not drawing attention to himself. It was enough to simply do it. He was great at getting our boys to WORK HARD. His smile & love of music brightened the room. The children looked forward to special treats from him- if the mamas said no, maybe Uncle Lorimer could make it happen. "Just this once" or "it's a special time" he would say.
Our hearts have been broken for his family. I can't even comprehend the sorrow of losing your best friend, spouse and father. But there is One who can & we pray that Jesus would lift them up during this time. In the midst of such pain, there has also been rejoicing because Uncle Lorimer is no longer in pain from cancer. For the believer of Christ, we know separation from our loved ones is temporary- we will see them again & live with them forever in heaven! There's also rejoicing because Uncle Lorimer DID finish his race well. Thank you, Uncle Lorimer, for your testimony! We miss you but we'll see you again!