Saturday, June 25, 2011

Go rest high up on the mountain

Nick, former husband and father to my Katie -  June 30, 1946 to June 25, 2011




Go Rest High On That Mountain lyrics
Songwriters: Gill, Vince;

I know your life on earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the Devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
Son your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
Wish I could see the angels' faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

So go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son

So go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son

Go to Heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son

My former husband, Nick Charles, lost his battle early this morning to Stage 4 Metastatic Bladder cancer. He was a complicated man, but after spending 13 years married to him, I can't help but feel the loss.

If you have time, here is a video that was made this past father's day. He had just built his dream house overlooking a mountain range in Santa Fe, N. M. Thanks for looking.



 


May the peace of Christ be with all of you today, my friends!
♥charlotte
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/25/nick.charles.obit/index.html?&hpt=hp_c2

10 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So sorry about this. I do remember him. I'm sure your daughter is grieving for her daddy.

My thoughts are with you.

Amy Kinser said...

So sorry for your daughter's hurting heart and yours as well. God bless you all.

lisa said...

Charlotte for both you and your daughter, I am so sorry. I remember him on CNN.
My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

texwisgirl said...

i am very sorry for your loss. i have no doubt this places a hole in your heart.

Butterbean Row said...

thank you, my friends, for your sweet comments!

Henrietta said...

I'm so sorry.
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............I'm also sorry that it has taken me so long to reply to your question ( I have been working 11 hour days all weekend). You ask about my lens and I have 14-45 kit lens and close up lens x4 with that so I can took macro/close up pictures.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Charlotte, I'm so sorry he lost his battle. I know you are feeling the loss and must be grieving in your own way. What a handsome, accomplished man he was. Sorry I was out of town over the weekend and just getting home to see this. Hope your daughter is doing okay. (((((hugs)))))

hootnonny said...

I've always loved this song by Vince Gill. It's a wonderful farewell for a loved one. Again, my condolences for both you and Katie. And hugs from me, too!

Barbara Shallue said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Even when relationships end, there are still those connections, even without the children. Saying prayers for all of you!

WhyCuzICan said...

I'm sorry to hear of this loss too.

My husband has been battling stage 4 kidney cancer for four and half years now. It's all scary.

Reading thru the long some more, as a new Follower.

God Bless you all and your daughter, for her loss.

~Suzanne in NW IL