January 28, 2022

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VILLATORO: Goodbye, Papa Dave – Odessa American

By Rev. Gian Carlo Villatoro

Founding Pastor, Victory Church Odessa

As I am sitting here following to you in this clinic space, seeking as a result of the window to the blue sky, I say my prayers to the excellent Lord. I give thanks to the Lord for your lifestyle for the reason that you, my wife’s father, had been extremely exclusive to me.

The tears of my wife for the soreness that we are heading by way of come to be common, during this time we just discover to deal with it.

Understanding that in the adhering to several hours you will be long gone it breaks our hearts due to the fact we are heading to skip you. But at the exact same time, there is so a lot peace in our hearts understanding where by you are heading.

It will be in Heaven where by we will see you once more, you are so blessed that you are going to be with our Lord God, and also close to Mama Tina, my moms and dads and everyone else that went just before us to the existence of the Lord.

We will have in our hearts stunning memories of the very good issues you did in your lifestyle, your major smile, your passion for the Cowboys and the Rangers. We will recall how substantially you loved heading to the Sunday school course to listen to the teachings from the Bible. We will remember how much you beloved when we cooked for you.

You are the reason why we journey from Odessa to Wills Issue the final two years considering the fact that Mama Tina went to Heaven. It was constantly a long vacation, but each time a joy to see you and devote time together it made us experience excellent.

I will often try to remember you sitting down in your recliner with your Tv remote and any type of treats you adore to eat, and I will try to remember specially when the food was incredibly hot simply because of the peppers or warm sauces and you usually claimed, “It has a chunk.”

It actually breaks our hearts to see you leaving us since our selfish self desires you with us, but we know you’re weary and you want to rest.  And what could be far better to go to Heaven where by everything is fantastic, the place there is no more struggling, no a lot more tears, no additional sorrow, and no much more suffering.

As we kiss you goodbye and say the ultimate blessing on you, Tracy and I embrace your enjoy and the excellent memories of our family.