His Name Was Robert

by Jean Benson
(Cumming, Ga. USA)


He was never a tall man but small, like David of the Bible, and he also slew a giant. The giant in his life was "alcoholism". We were so proud of him when he did that. He was a kind, gentle person and loved by all who knew him. My heart is laden with grief over his death by suicide. Not by what he did but by knowing the pain that he suffered before he died. It was greater than he could bear.

He came to accept Jesus' death as done for his souls' salvation and lived a Godly life. Because of diminished capacity, I know he is now with his Savior and that comforts me but I can't stop thinking of what he suffered in life.

In a dream, I believe, he told me, "I ended my suffering, mom, but I never meant it to be the beginning of yours". That's all! But oh, how it gave me the will to live out my life knowing we would see each other again.

May all who read this know that our children are only loaned to us for awhile but return to the Heavenly Father when He says, "Come home now child".

Goodnight sweet prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

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Nov 18, 2012
Robert
by: Mom

It's over a year but you will be forever missed by all of us and especially me. I keep seeing guys riding motorcycles and that reminds me of you, apple pies, turnovers and Apple Jack cereal when you were a kid does it too. You loved apples so much. Seems every day, everywhere there are reminders of my darling son. Oh, Robbie why did things go so wrong for you? You were such a beautiful person and those of your friends filled the church for your memorial when Jim told of your life and what you meant to all of your family and your son, David. Angel says she sees you everywhere in Lovejoy and I see you everywhere in every picture smiling before the troubles of this world and the pain and suffering closed in on you. God has you in His heaven and we will be there with you, my sweet Robbie. Colleen, as we all do, just wants to see her pickle nose's face again.

Oct 31, 2011
Thinking of you
by: Momma

I know you are with God and that gives me comfort but I will miss you until we are together again, my son.

Oct 04, 2011
His Name was Robert
by: Jim White

I spoke these words at my Brothers Service and now to see them here. I stated that some may have called him Bob while others may have called him Johnny-Smoke but to me His Name Was Robert, my brother. He is a man who lived with his heart wide open for all to love him and I do.
Jim

Jul 24, 2011
still missing you !!
by: Lisa Rosalia Munshi

My Robert, yesterday, i took down the last words you wrote to me on facebook, the nite before, you left this earth.. wishing me, wonderfulness on my daughters wedding, and wanting to see pictures of her. I would not have danced so much,and frolicked in the moments, had i known, you were leaving us! The Gentleman inside of you, waited to go-- until my memories were made! Even in the end, you were thoughtful!I miss you more everytime i get on facebook, and don't see your comments to me posted, i feel the void ! Sleep well in heaven my darling Robert... xox

Jul 24, 2011
still missing you !!
by: Lisa Rosalia Munshi

My Robert, yesterday, i took down the last words you wrote to me on facebook,the nite before, you left this earth.. wishing me, wonderfulness on my daughters wedding, and wanting to see pictures of her. I would not have danced so much,and frolicked in the moments, had i known, you were leaving us! The Gentleman inside of you, waited to go-- until my memories were made! Even in the end, you were thoughtful!I miss you more everytime i get on facebook, and don't see your comments to me posted, i feel the void ! Sleep well in heaven my darling Robert... xox

Jul 19, 2011
Spoken for Us
by: Kenny

True to form our Matriarch has spoken here; the absolute truth and just the right words to console and comfort all her family.

I too agonize at the thought of all Robert's pain and sorrow but as mom said he is with our lord, a joy beyond our comprehension.

Robert's triumph is that he followed Jesus and bore his cross bravely to the end. Our little brother leaves a great example for the rest of us
to follow.

Jul 18, 2011
sweet Robert...
by: Lisa Rosalia Munshi

yes, its true, everyone that knew my cousin (brother) Robert, knew that he was made out of pure Love ! His gentle spirit, and sweet soul, had such an impact on those that he met.. You just wanted to be around him, and in his 'presence'.. I pray now, that he is at rest... And i ask when my time comes someday, that he will be there to help cross me over... Just like the big cousin brother, that i knew most of my life------- feeling the need to protect me... i feel a hole in my heart, over his loss, and want so badly to talk with him again. He was so good to my father, always calling him 'uncle frank,and gave him total respect even after my parents divorced. i miss you my Robert,I hope one day you will come to me in my dreams.. until then, sleep softly with our Lord, and give Grama a kiss for me every time you see her.. I love you !!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

Jul 18, 2011
beautiful words
by: Leslie

Mom

That was perfect

Jul 18, 2011
Thank you, Geoffrey
by: Jean

That was a sweet comment and I appreciate what you said about Samson. It made me think about my son's death in a whole different light. May God bless you for that.

Jul 18, 2011
HIS NAME WAS ROBERT
by: Anonymous

I am very sorry for your loss. "He will cover you
with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge" We are never alone, child.
Peace and blessings to you and your family, you're in my prayers.

Jul 17, 2011
Very Sweet
by: Geoffrey Campbell

I was moved by your message, very touching. It brought to my mind the hero Samson in the Bible, who though he took his own life when he pulled down the pillars, was a hero and loved of God. May God surround you with his love is my prayer. Thank you for sharing with us about your beloved Robert.

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