To be like Dad

Today we celebrated the life of Michael Roland O’Connor

(December 8, 1923 – January 16, 2016).


I did not know Mike, as he was known by, but I know his son and his daughter in law. Glenn spoke at his father’s funeral today. I’m not sure I could have done that. He spoke so eloquently and loving towards the man who longer lives on earth but is celebrating with his wife and eating ‘nana pudding that he no longer has to share.

As the preacher spoke today he said that Mike “ended well.” He spoke of 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 and how Mike lived the words of this well known scripture.

Love is patient

Love is kind

It does not want what belongs to others

It does not brag

It is not proud

It is not rude

It does not look out for its own interests

It does not easily become angry

It does not keep track of other people’s wrongs

Love is not happy with evil, but is full of joy when the truth is spoken.

It always trusts – hopes – and it NEVER gives up.

Mike made his advanced reservation for heaven and lived a life that his family could and did speak so highly of. He was loved. That was very obvious. He was buried with military honors and as the bugle played taps…..I cried. Not only for the loss that my friend will now have to make a new normal but for the men and women that serve our country and protect us all.

As I stood next to my son singing How Great Thou Art it resinates how we never take advantage of the time we have on earth. Love well and don’t hesitate to make your advanced reservation in heaven.

Glenn hopes to be like his Dad, and after today, he has some pretty big shoes to fill.










About Charmadawn

Jesus lover πŸ’œ Wife of Steve for 36 years πŸ’œ Mom to 2 grown kiddos πŸ’œ BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph πŸ’œ5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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