Friday, May 26, 2006

At 1AM Friday Morning...

...our beloved friend Dalton joined the Lord after an eight month battle with cancer. Although the last eight days in ICU had been excruciating, it happened peacefully: his heart simply stopped beating. Tricia was with Dalton at the time, as was Joseph Barkley. When Tricia noticed Dalton's heart rate dropping, she asked Joseph to read aloud the 23rd Psalm. When Joseph had read the last word, Dalton passed away.

Please continue to pray for Tricia, Iain, and the rest of the family.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking back again at the old posts and I see he wanted so much to be home, he made it

Tricia- our prayers and our love with you and Iain and whole family

Aaron & Chrissy Florence and our families near and far

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was praying for God to be with you and Dalton in tangible ways and that prayer has been answered. I thank God for everyone who has been and will be there for you, in person. And I praise Him for the perfect timing of Dalton's last breath.

I spoke to Diane to tell her the news. She told me that she had been reading Psalm 23 this very morning and recommended reading Matthew Henry's commentary.

We are grieving together with you all and eventhough we are far away we are close in the Spirit.

Love,

Dawn & Diane

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tricia,
We are heartbroken at the passing of Dalton, however we delight in his passing into the arms of our savior. We love you and will always be here whenever you need anything.

Love,
The Runcorn family

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Ben Tomlin said...

Tricia,

My prayers, along with those of others, are deeply with you.

Love,
Ben

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Sandi Cone said...

Trisha, I've been checking in often and was saddened to read the posting this morning.

I know that Dalton is now in a better place but that you and Iain now need our prayers of strength.

You know that even though I am physically not near I think about you guys a lot. I wish you some peace.

Love,
Sandi and Noelle

12:11 PM  
Blogger polaroid life said...

i am so sorry. i have been visiting ecclesia, and have heard of your family and have been praying for you. i have also been checking in on your blog every now and then. i just wanted to share my condolences.... i wish i wouldve gotten to meet him, but i suppose i will one day. thank you for your honesty, and i will continue to pray for you and your family. you seem like an amazingly strong person... and we have a strong God! much love.

jessica

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so heart broken over the loss of Dalton. Although we all know he is in a better place it is hard to imagine him not being around making us all laugh. He brought so much joy to those of us that knew him. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Love Angie & Chuck

10:18 PM  
Blogger Amy The Writer said...

My prayers, my love, my tears.

Amy

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tricia:

I wish there was something deep and profound and healing that I could say. But all I can add is that I too feel deep sorrow at what you have had to endure. The pain is unimaginable - no words of mine can change that... and yet I still search for something to write to comfort you. I did not know Dalton well - but in our few interactions at FPCH I greatly admired his sharp wit. ( Are you sure he was not a closet Brit??) All of us at Hollywood Pres have been praying for you all.
It was so good to see you the other week... and wonderful to see little Iain! What a precious gift he is. May you know moments of peace in the coming days... and may those little windows continue to grow, and let in more light as you journey through these days.

With love,
Tanya (Almor)

8:07 AM  
Blogger CD said...

I am so lucky that God gave me a chance to know an extra ordinary man. He is one of a kind and I'll sure miss him. He will always be a part of my life. I've learned alot from him - the way he visions life and of course with the computer :)

Dalton, you and the kids will always be in my prayers.

Love,
Cindy dela Cruz

8:38 AM  
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8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tricia, I'm sad for you but happy for Dalton. He just went through the door we all have to go through...he's just an over-achiever and got their early. Don't be afraid to let us know if you or Iain need anything. Angie was really upset at the news she's been keeping posted about this blog.

Doug TenNapel

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Scott & Lisa Andrews said...

We grieve with you as you walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

Shalom, shalom, shalom to you.

Scott & Lisa

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been following this blog and can't deal with it - not any of it. I wouldn't allow myself to believe this would go the way it did...I didn't dare come fwd after all these years, why now? And now I sorely regret not reaching out...

I knew James Harding (we called him Jim 20 years ago, more or less). I can't believe time moves as quickly as it has. Seems like no more than a few years ago...

I haven't had any recent interaction and only know what I know now because his wife, you, (who I haven't had the pleasure of meeting), too incredible for words, has the where-with-all to let us in on the past 8 months...

I hope "No-Sleep Tricia" gets some much needed rest and knows that many she has never met pray for her and Iain and all of Dalton (jim's) family and friends.

What a wake up call indeed.

Tricia, I pray for you and Iain and don't know what else to say...I am heart broken and sad and also feel selfish saying this, given I can't even pretend to know what you have just endured.

I hate that Dalton suffered at all...I am beside myself when I think of you and Iain.

Dalton went home and suffers no longer. Tricia, you must gather yourself and live this life.

I wish I could write something more spiritual and religious. All I can say is thank you, Tricia. You have given me so much and you don't even know me.

Peace to you and the family -
...

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've known Jim "aka Dalton" for many years. He was the only friend that I could call and come see at a moment's notice. Jim had the most potential of anyone I ever knew. I go back to a time when we were 15 and 16. His dream was to run for the US senate this year 2006. Then some time maybe in 2016 make the run for President. Of course all of his friends at the time would be allowed cabinet posts. Mine was Director CIA. I always needed to be in People's business so thought that it was right for me. Jim and I were able to talk just about anything life, chicks or politics. He even tricked me into trying Sushi by taking me out to the local pub in Oregon for a few frosty's first, now I can't get enough. Or all those parties up in Box springs and tring to put vodka in the gas tank because we ran out of gas. Jim was always the "center of intention" as he would say, the life of the party. As long as he is in our memories he will always be the "center". Jim was way too young to go. He just had too much left to do. My thoughs now go out to Tricia and the young boys that are left behind. I know all too well what it's like to lose your father at 10 years old. I know that they will remember Jim and with all the pictures and video, they will be able to know him. So this is to my long lost friend whom I had lost touch with but always loved as a brother and a friend. You will be missed but never forgoten. Goodbye my Friend I will see you again in the presence of the Lord.

Scott Turnage

Scott

9:11 PM  
Blogger tim h said...

Tricia,
Saranell and I are so saddened to hear of Dalton's passing. What a loss to all who have known him, to those who will not get the privilege , and particularly to you and Iain. Dalton's joy, enthusiasm, passion, and energy are all things I will remember about him. Whether cooking or speaking at Alpha, trying--so earnestly--to make sense of "Stewardship", or just in casual conversation, his vibrant love of life came through.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Tim & Saranell

8:05 AM  
Anonymous john elerick said...

"For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eterjhnal in the heavens. 2Cor. 5:1

I was so saddened to hear of Dalton's passing on Wednesday. But I was in awe of hearing of your strength in the Lord during this time. You are a lesson for us all. I pray for your continued strengthening and for Dalton Jr and Iian's healing during these tough days. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love, John Elerick

10:20 AM  

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