Thursday, January 25, 2007

in case you didn't know....

James Thomas Maley. He was born on June 17, 1941. He has 2 brothers, Pat & Roy. He married my mother in Aug. of 1970. Wow! I can't believe that my mom and dad have been married 37 years! I am sooo thankful for that. Dad has attended Blackhawk Church for almost 30 years where he has served in many areas. He has been in the construction industry ever since I can remember; from having a large company (Maley & Sons/MSI Coatings) to owning a home inspection business ( ABC Home inspections.), and has touched many lives with the creativity of him mind and his hands.
My dad is the most intelligent, witty, caring, kindhearted, compassionate, loving, generous man I know. My dad loves my mom more than words could ever express. He would do ANYTHING for her. My dad greatly loves his kids and grandkids and longs to have them around. He would do anything to help us succeed in life. He loves the Lord and has taught us kids in the way that is right. My dad is a little strong-willed, very strong-willed, but so gentle and tender as well. There is no father like my father anywhere, anyplace.
Often we get so busy in our own lives and forget to tell the people we love what they really mean to us: Dad, I love you so very much. You are and always have been an example of how I want to be as I get older; passionate, loving, caring, giving, devoted, the list goes on! I hope that I make you proud as a son and pray that I can be half the man that you are! I love you with my whole heart.
Andy

7 comments:

Dale & Karen said...

To Andy, April, Sue, & the rest of your family....hugs all around from our family to yours. We're thinking of you and praying for you constantly--at home, in Taylor's class at school, at the preschool, at work, even in the car. We hope you find comfort in knowing that you're being lifted up.

Dale, Karen, Matthew, & Taylor

Anonymous said...

Hey it's Tony. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and to let you know you are in my prayers. Don't hesitate to call me if you need something. Thanks for all of the updates. I check them every day. Everyone take care.....

Tony Kline

april maley said...

To my husband Andrew-
Your father is so proud of you Andrew, and he knows the love you feel for him. You have so many of the wonderful qualities that your father has. I am praying that God will give our whole family strength, and know that I love you so much and I am so proud to call you my husband, and I hope one day we are celebrating 37 years of marriage.
All my love-
April

“Don’t give up. God is always there to help you through, thanks for sticking to and loving Jesus” written to me by Jim in a card he gave me on 1/7/2007

1 Corin. 2:9-10
However, as it is written:
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.

Lynn and Esther said...

Sue, Jason and Nettie, Andy and April, Anna and Mike, Joe, and Kelli

We are “praying without ceasing” for Jim and all of you. You have all been a part of our family for a long time and we love you. We wish you weren’t going through this tremendous pain, but God will be your strength. We want you to know that you are always in our thoughts. May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts are with you from your extended family in North Carolina. I am Jim's cousin on Mick's side. I have not seen Jim since we were children in Ft.Wayne. We are praying for all of you.
Beth Langas Harrelson

brian and court said...

Hi Maley family!
It has been a joy to know you all over the years. Gone are the days of sleepovers and giggling schoolgirls... at least for us. For our daughters it's just beginning! But I wanted you to know that you are loved, and we are praying for you!
Anna: I meant what I said about calling if you need anything! I've got all the time in the world and I'd love to help in whatever way I can!
Courtney (Taylor) Smeltzer...Brian & Makenna too!
brianandcourt@yahoo.com

Heather (LeFavour) Eddy said...

Dear Maley Family,

My heart aches for you as you deal with this difficult and delicate situation of the one you love so dearly. You are in my thoughts and constant prayers. I pray for Jim to heal well, that God would hold you ever so tightly, that you would sleep well, and that somehow you would find joy in the midst of this. Hang in there and know you are loved...