Monday, April 28, 2014

David Goddard - Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather

 In honor of my wonderful, Christian Brother-in-Law

 David Lee Goddard

Double Easel Card - Kraft cardstock for base
Designer Kraft cardstock for all mats
Cloud punch - recycled cardboard cut first and then Kraft cardstock cloud layered on top
Clear Dollar Stamp - I know my Shepherd's Voice & Cross
Memento Black Ink
pop up tape

David Lee Goddard, 64, of Alger, Mich., passed away April 13, 2014 at his home.  He married his adoring wife, Linda Castle, on March 2, 1968, and together the couple raised two sons, Scott L. Goddard, of Charlotte, Mich. and Robb L. Goddard, of Dallas, TX.

 Linda, I love you so much - I am here for you - and I mourn with you in the loss of Dave. May God bring you comfort and strength to help you through this difficult time. God Bless - I will always love you sis!, Gail

 I made several of these double easel cards for family members in honor of Dave.  My heart is broken and I am mourning for my brother-in-law, Dave. 

The same week Dave passed away,  I lost a very dear friend from church, Ted Klarman as well. His wife is Linda and this is a difficult time for Linda klarman as well.  Both families can use your prayers.

I know to be absent from the body is to be with Christ - and it will take me some time to go through the mourning process - I am faithful that God is a good God all of the time. 

I am blessed that both of these men - Dave and Ted accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior many years ago and served their Lord during their earth journey. 

Do you know Jesus? Time is short on earth my friend ~ Jesus came to give us Eternal Life with him forever. Believe the Gospel - Jesus Died, was buried and rose again on the 3rd day and be saved! For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Jesus stands at the door of your heart - he is knocking - will you will let him in. 

I would like to share with the following challenges

 WAW ATG  5 of 5

CHN Patterned Paper Challenge April UE
Just Be Creative 1 each day 4/28
DL ART April Linky Challenge ATG 1 each day 4/28
Simply Create Too stack em up - use at least 2 layers   3 of 3
Paper crafting Journey make an easel card 2 of 3
Loves Rubberstamps Fancy Folds UE
TTCRD ATG 2 of 2
Other Double Easel cards created




  1. Gail,
    A very loving tribute for your family and friend at church. It is always a comfort to me to have something that honors their memory. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Abundant Blessings, Carole
    Please accept my sincere sympathy on these losses in your life. xo Carole

  2. Such a beautiful tribute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  3. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  4. Such a great project . Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps xx

  5. Your cards are a lovely tribute to your brother-in-law. My deepest sympathies to you, Gail. I'll be praying for you and the two Lindas.

  6. This is so beautiful... Thank you for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps.

  7. This is such a heartfelt project and you did a wonderful job. So blessed to have you join our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again for a new Challenge that started today. Leaving you with God's Word in John 6:35, "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Hugs always...

    JO ANN

  8. I am so sorry to hear about your BIL and your friend - may our Lord bring you comfort. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with another lovely creation - a great tribute - hope to see you again soon x

  9. Gail, so sorry to hear of your BIL's passing What a great tribute you have made! Thanks for sharing again at Simply Create Too.

  10. Beautiful memorial card--sorry for the loss of your BIL! Thanks for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope you join our next challenge too.

    DT Member


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