Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Moment of Silence

My blog has been silent for a few weeks. There's a reason.

My dad, Charles Lee Stinson Jr., went into the hospital on Sunday, January 30th.
He passed away on Monday, February 7th. We celebrated his life with a worshipful funeral service and laid his body to rest on Friday, February 11th.

Ethan, Dad, and me on Father's Day 2004. Three generations of Stinson men.

While on this earth, he enjoyed fishing, flipping cars for a profit, and spending time with family.

Through the way he lived his life I have learned...
How to honor my father and mother.
How to be a great father.
How to be a loving husband.
How to be a committed follower of Jesus Christ.
And, how to have a good time and enjoy life.

Unfortunately, I have stumbled in all of these areas at different times in my life.
Thankfully, he also taught me about forgivness and grace and mercy.

I thank God that I was raised by him and pray that I can be half the man he was.
I will miss him immensely until I see him again one day.

Heavenly Father, thank you for letting him be my earthly father.
And Lord, please tell him I said "Hi" and "Don't worry.
I'll be sure to sell your blue '76 Ford pickup for a profit." =)


  1. I'm sure C.L. would rather you say, "Don't worry. I'll give the Spirt of '76 to Joseph."

    I really liked C.L. He was a good man with an even better taste in shirts.