Sunday, August 22, 2010


He Only Takes The Best...

God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you,
And whispered, "Come to Me"

With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands put to rest
God broke our hearts
To prove to us,

He only takes the BEST!!!

In Loving Memory of
Max Antoine van den Vrijhoef
November 9, 1924 - August 14, 2010

May you rest in peace in the presence of angels.
Until we meet again...

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Marie said...

((((hugs)))) Sorry for your loss Julie. Wonderful tribute. Thank goodness for the Gospel which shows and teaches us that families are forever. xxoo

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry! This was a wonderful tribute to Opa. He is now watching over you.

chelsie said...

love Opa and his plaid shirts. God truly does only take the best...what an amazing man.
Love you.

Brighton Breezy said...

I don't usually leave comments, but that was just so lovely. (Can you tell I'm a Brit?!) My brother (he was only 60) died a month ago, after a pretty fearsome fight, and I know how difficult it is to post anything without seeming over-sentimental and sympathy grabbing. You aced it. Lovely to know that there are still lovely warm humans out there ...