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Thankful for all of the prayers during a time of loss

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

I want to thank the many friends of our family for their kinds words, show of support, and prayers during the loss of my wife’s grandfather, the Rev. Weldon Forman.

Great-grandad, as my boys know him, passed away last week and many area residents attended either his visitation or funeral service to remember a man who meant so much to the many he’s met through the years.

The Rev. Forman has nearly 15 churches listed in his obituary showing a sample of where he’s preached during his lifetime of ministry. This doesn’t count the many churches he’s been asked to temporarily fill the pulpit. As expected, a steady flow of people lined up at Arnold Funeral Home on Friday night to pay their respects.

It’s amazing how God can use just one person to affect the lives of so many people.

I personally will miss the wisdom he would share from the Bible from either behind the pulpit or in a Sunday School class setting. I always felt like a sponge that couldn’t soak up enough.

Then comes his sense of humor. I’d always ask him if he watched the Baltimore Orioles play a game the night before. He’d respond by saying “I don’t watch the minor leagues.”

He was a good man and my wife and family will surely miss him. But as Christians, his passing was more of a celebration. We know he’s rejoicing in heaven and we look forward to the day we reconnect with him in the future.

Again, thank you for your thoughts, support, and prayers during this time.

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Since I have a barrel of ink at my disposal, I can give a shoutout to Brett Reading…Go Terps! The Maryland men’s basketball team beat Reading’s No. 2 Duke Blue Devils in a game this past week. I’m perhaps the only Terrapins fan in Vandalia besides my brainwashed 5-year-old.