Thursday, December 13, 2007

Joseph Patrick McQuigg

Around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 8 we received a phone call from Regena's mom. Regena's brother Joe had passed from this life of being confined to a wheelchair to walking the street of gold.

Needless to say things got busy for us. We began to make plans for a trip to Tyler, Texas. Regena really wanted me to make the trip with her. So first I had to make arrangements for Sunday December 16, knowing we would be out of town. Then arrangements to get to Texas, after prayer we knew we would have to travel by planes.

Monday morning we flew from Prince George to Vancouver, then Quick Shuttle to Seatac Airport at Seattle. (btw, Quick Shuttle had "wi fi" wireless internet, that was neat) Stayed the night at Super 8 motel then (Tuesday) at 5 o'clock we were at Seatac checking in our luggage. Then off to Denver, less then 35 minutes to get to the next flight. On to Dallas/Ft.Worth, where we rented a car and fought Dallas traffic for an hour. Had a Whataburger at Forney, Texas and made it to the viewing at 7:45, the view was over at 8:00.

The Funeral Service was at two on Wednesday, Regena sang and I read Psalm 23, Pastor Llyod McCaskell preached and did a great job. Afterwards, Willowbrook Baptist Church had a sit-down meal for family and friends from out of town.

On Wednesday evening we dropped in on the service of Central Baptist Church in Lindale, Texas. Our hearts were blessed of the Lord for this church and pastor.

Well, now the rest of the week, we have some business to help Grandma (Regena's mom) with concerning Joe. As well as a short visit with grandsons, daughters and the rest of the family, both McQuiggs and Hallmarks.

Thanks for your prayers, and I will get to posting soon.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Please let Mrs. Hallmark know we're sorry to hear of her brother's passing, and praying for you to get home safely!