In Memoriam

dick woodward uva no borderDick Woodward , 25 October 1930 – 08 March 2014

This was always Papa’s favorite pic (he used it for years in his printed materials until we pointed out, “Daddy you don’t look like that anymore!”)  It was taken at my university graduation (many years ago.)  But there it is – Papa with a twinkle in his eyes.

Please pray for us today! I didn’t realize it would be this hard when it’s been a whole year since his passing.  Yesterday while attending a women’s conference at the Williamsburg Community Chapel, i looked up during lunch to see “Woodward Hall” emblazoned on the doorway next to us.  ‘Twas a wee bit hard keeping it together..

Can’t write anymore today, but here’s a challenge found in a devotional reading this week from one of my favorite saints.  As Saint Francis of Assisi lay dying, he challenged his friars with these words:

“I have done what was mine to do.   May Christ teach you what is yours.”

Papa certainly gave his all & all for Christ each day.  As we remember Papa’s example of faithfulness, may we continue to do what Christ has given us to do each day.

grace, peace & rememberings


Papa close upp.s. this is my favorite (more recent) pic of Papa – still with a twinkle in his eyes!

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6 Responses to In Memoriam

  1. Gail Owen says:

    Virginia, you and your family are in my heart and prayers today. I thought of this song, yesterday.

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you for your prayers, Gail – & what an inspiring, comforting song. Blessed to listen today. I so enjoyed our time yesterday at WCC – hope we can get together soon to hear more about your time in the Congo(!)
      grace, peace & appreciation — Virginia : )

  2. Grace Hansen says:

    Praying for you and your family today as you remember your papa. Love and peace to each one of you xoxo. That twinkle, missed by many ……

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you for your prayers, Grace — Oh, how we miss that twinkle (!!) Love & peace back to you (cyber hugs inclusive)
      grace, peace & twinkles – Virginia : )

  3. Cortez says:

    Praying for you as you remember Dick and his love of Christ.

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you so much Cortez!! He loved you so much & appreciated your love & friendship over so many years. Big blessings to you (hugs inclusive!)
      grace, peace & prayers — “Ginny Lea” : )

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