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Loving Memory of Joseph L. Eadie

Joe shares his witness at
“The Ten-Year Anniversary of
Embraced By The Light”

Dearest Friends,

Thank you for your love and prayers, they help strengthen me and my family during our loss. We take great comfort knowing that Joe is in heaven with Jesus, family and friends, and one day we will be with him again. I can still visualize The Garden of exquisite beauty and love, and when it is my time I will join him there, where I will walk with him; rejoice with him that we made it through life together while enjoying the good times; and while working through the tough times.

Death is merely a transition from this world to the Father’s Mansion that is prepared for each one of us. Death is a pathway from mortality to immortality—only a part of our Heavenly Father’s plan for our spiritual growth and development. We are here to gain knowledge and understanding through experience of what we need to become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ and God our Creator. I lean on my understanding of them now more than ever, and I trust God’s hand as he guides me forward according to his purposes for me and my family. I have faith in our Heavenly Father’s ways, and know that he sustains me. I trust in his wisdom and plan for each of us with all my heart.

God Bless you,
Betty


Joseph L. Eadie, age 80 was born August 25th, 1930 in Charleston, South Carolina. Joe passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, February 8th, 2011.

Joe was patriotic. He joined the US Army at the early age of 15, later moving into the Army Air Corps/United States Air Force. He loved serving his country and would often encourage young people to join the military to serve as well. Joe worked in Intelligence for a great part of his military career, then later, at the birth of computer technology, he was re-assigned to the cutting-edge field of Computer Programming. This was the beginning of Joe’s passion for computers and electronics that remained with him all his life. Joe distinguished himself in the Air Force, as a fast learner, progressive thinker and as a devoted servant to his country which rewarded him the Air Force Commendation Medal upon his retirement of 20 years of service. Joe was then hired by the Boeing Company and moved his family to Seattle, Washington where he worked for Boeing as a Computer Systems Analyst until his retirement 26 years later.

Joe met and married the love of his life, Betty J. Stewart in Reno, Nevada. He would frequently say, "My wife and seven children are my greatest accomplishments and my pride and joy."

Those who knew Joe were drawn to his ability to love unconditionally, to his inner strength, humor and great wisdom. Joe had a quiet spirituality about him, that gave comfort and guidance to those around him. He had complete trust and love in God and prayer. He was "one of a kind," people say, “men are not made like him anymore.”

Joe was Betty's “rock” of human strength. A loving father and hero to his family. A sincere and honest friend to those who knew him. There are no words to describe how much he is missed.

Below are words Joe might have written himself had he had time to write them. From his Memorial card:

 

When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not here to see...
If the sun should rise and find your
Eyes filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today...
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you...
And each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand...
That Jesus came and called my name,
And took me by the hand.

He said my place was ready
In Heaven far above...
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart...
For everytime you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart.


~ Author Unknown
 
     

 


 

God Bless America, Land That I Love

by Joe Eadie Sr.


With the refrains of Kate Smith singing ‘God Bless America’ resounding in my mind; I find myself coming full circle from the times of my early youth as I watch the spirit of God coursing through the swell of patriotism and spiritual awareness I now witness on the screen of my television set. My life and the character of that life was formed by the sights of Japanese airplanes bombing Pearl Harbor, the sonorous voice of President Franklin Roosevelt declaring the 7th of December, 1941, as “a day that will go down in infamy.” I remember Colin Kelly and the Sullivan Brothers and John Wayne invading the beaches of Iwo Jima. I remember D-Day and VE-Day and the signing of the Japanese Surrender on the decks of the great USS Missouri. I remember going to Church with my mother and praising God for his blessings and asking Him to watch over and protect my older brothers as they fought through the islands of the Pacific Ocean, fighting the way back to the lair of our aggressors. I remember the “Four Freedoms.” Not the least of which was the freedom of religion; I remember the story of the four chaplains, all of different faiths, who had their ship shot out from under them and, clinging together to a piece of debris, they each prayed in their own form to the same God for America and its’ salvation.

During that time, sixty years ago, we, as a Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All, believed in God, we openly worshipped God at Home, at School, and in public places; without embarrassment and without concern for “political correctness.” During the intervening years until Tuesday, the 11th of September, 2001, I saw it all slip away. I saw God removed from our Schools. I saw God removed from the public place. I saw God desecrated in Art, in the Theatre, and in the language of common discourse. I watched the rise of humanism and atheistic socialism as they brainwashed our young people of the sixties, the seventies, and the eighties into believing that they were the supreme creators of themselves and that God was dead. I was beginning to loose my own faith! Thank God He did not die. He stayed alive in the hearts and minds of my generation, and in the hearts and minds of many, many discounted and unnoticed multitudes through the years.

Suddenly, as we were all overwhelmed and grieved at the events of Tuesday, the 11th of September 2001, at our darkest hour, his spirit came to comfort and unite us. Now we hear his Name invoked and his praises sung from every public place in America. The multitudes have come out from hiding and are shouting his name from every rooftop.

Let’s not forget him and his comfort as we face the days, months, and years ahead. We need Him and will continue to need Him as we face the trials of death and destruction in our very own front yards. The war we are now entering, if we have the courage to persevere, will not be visuals on television of some faraway beach or jungle, it will be real and will be fought right in our own hometowns, by you and me! I know that the lives and characters of my grandchildren will be shaped by these coming events. I pray that they will have the examples of love and patriotism that I had when I was a boy.

God Bless America, land that I love!

(Joe's article appeared in the Fall of 2001 Onjinjinkta Newsletter)


 


Memorial for Joe


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Hello there, I just wanted to let you know that I have been praying for you almost every day now since Joe passed away. I sincerely hope that you are feeling better as each day continues. Even though I know you understand probably more than most other people about where Joe is, I also know that doesn't stop a person from missing someone who has passed. I just wanted to let you know that I care about you and your well being and that I assume that there are probably many others with the same prayers for you as well. I continue to read your daily devotions every night and again, thanks for writing them, I absolutely love that book and since it came out I have read it over and over every day for the many years since I bought it.

Warm wishes and love from, Paul

I'm so sorry to hear about Joe's death. I know that he was a champion for "Caterpillar Jones" and we really appreciated that. I know I speak for all three of us when I say how grateful we all were for his presence. On the other hand I don't have to tell you that he's in a better place, You know the address. We love and miss you guys and will always be grateful for your guidance and wisdom.

God Bless. The JJ Brothers.

Dear Betty, My mom is a big fan of your book Embraced by the light. We read it last year. My sister & I just read it again last week and we are so greatful for your words of Love and Gods Grace. We were comforted by your words.

We lost our dear father Dir. Rodrigo A. Mercado, who was a top ranking government official last Month, May 6, 2011. He was brutally ambushed. Our family is still in great pain. Your words continue to inspire and give strength to our family. Your husband Joe was so much like our dad. They share the same Love of God, Family, and Country. Truly, he was loved and will be missed by all who knew him, and heard of him. So sorry for your loss.

Our deepest Condolences to you and your Family.

Love & Prayers,

Moonlight Mercado-Licas—7 June

Betty, I just returned to your page after many, many months. I read through your update about prayers for Japan noticing at the end you’ve experienced the loss of your husband. I am sorry. It is, though, very encouraging knowing that he is on the other side communing with our Heavenly Father. Even to me, someone who views you as a spiritual mom, I’m encouraged to know that Joe’s light and strength is magnified and radiant; a true beacon of hope and love.

God bless you, Connie

Betty Eadie Family - Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Scott Chamberland—21 May

Dearest Betty, My heartfelt condolences are expressed to you at this time. I pray for God's healing presence to be with you. I pray that you can complete your mission and be with him as soon as possible.

christie—18 May

Dear Betty My heart and its love is with you in this time of your loss! With all the love of the angels and god for you and your family.

love juanita maria—17 May

I have read your books twice, once after my dear grandmother died and again recently while I was holding my moms hand while she passed away. I know faith and love will get me through my grief as it will for you. I think it is ok for us to miss our loved ones for awhile though. It is ok for our hearts to hurt because we miss them here in our earthly lives. I truly believe my mom is home with her Father now and she spent some time preparing for her family as well. I know you look forward to being with your Joe again soon. Keep the happy memories alive until then!

Jane—12 May

Betty, I just saw that your wonderful husband Joe had passed. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy for the time you will be missing him until you get to go join him. Please know that you and all your family are in my prayers and have my full love. May God hug you tightly until you are a rose.

With All My Love,

Sonya Sebok—3 May

Dearest Betty and Family, My heart, loving soul and prayers go out to you all; to have peace, comfort and long memories while missing Joe's earthly presence... his laughter, hugs, his comforting voice, his glances, smile, support, and all of his other special qualities and moments that you all know so well and have shared. I thank Our Father with you for bringing him home. Betty thank you for your books and saving me. I "know" your words are the words of God, the truth.

Janet Howell—23 April Washington

Dear Betty, What a blesssed woman you have been to have had this loving man in your life for so many years. My heart reaches out to you in his absence from this life. God has more for you on your journey here. Your book and tape have brought healing to so many and you had the best man who stood beside you so gracefully through these years since your experiences with heaven. You know where he is now and while that peace is real, so is the missing..GOd's grace be on you like a gentle rain. I lost my 33 yr old daughter to a drug related death 2 yrs ago. In the midst of this unbearable grief I found your vidoe of EBTL. It answered so much for me and brought me on a path to healing. Thank you for the courage and obedience to write the story. I would like to share with you, the "rose" which God put in my path during this dark valley of my daughter's death. I know it will bless you. God hold you in his grace until he takes you home again.

Love, Jerry—16 April

At times of loss, I am reminded of the song "Homesick" by Mercy Me. I have found it to be a source of great comfort, because, as the song says, "In Christ there are no goodbyes." May your knowledge that you will be with Joe, as well as with our Lord & Savior, Jesus, again, give you comfort every moment of every day.

With much love & prayers...Yvonne

Dear Betty, My deepest condolences on your loss. Believing what you wrote, we both know you will be together again someday. Your books have brought me great comfort and affirmation of the life to come with our savior when we shed our mortal bodies. Thank you.

Angie—Prescott, Arizona

Dear Betty God is good to you. and I know your going to see your husband in heaven one day. Your husband is being prepared for something very special in the other side. There is a reason while god took him first. God has plans for you and your family. God is good to you Betty.

Gina Rodriguez—4 April 2011

I have not been on your page for many years. I came upon your page through NDE page my son recommened I check out. I see on your page your loving Husband has recently passed. I want to let you know I am thinking of you at this time and my prayers are with you and your family. My mother passed from cancer in 1997. The day of her passing I had an experience that changed me. I felt my father, grandmother, aunt and sister with me letting me she will be alright, I had an overwhelming feeling of peace, nothing I felt before or felt again. My friend suggested I read your book Embraced by the Light, which I did. I also read your second book. Your books gave me great spiritual renewal with God and I thank you for that. Right now I am going through some tough times and I am praying every step of the way. Keep me in your prayers.

In love & peace, Debbie Gibson—4 April

Hello Betty, GOD Bless you and your family always. Also with deepest sympathy for your loss. I also thank you for your book's they are wonderful.GOD bless.

Dalys D.—Sawyer, Michigan

I read your Book recently Embraced By the Light it was really intersting. Thankyou for sharing your experience with us all that have read it. My Condolances for your recent loss

Dale M.—Western Australia, 30 March

Hi Betty: I am so sorry for your loss. Your first book was life changing for me. I have read it many times. I am reading it again today. I want you to know that you have helped me while I have gone through some terrible times. You are an angel of God.

Cathy Mumford—Canada

I want to say thank you Betty for continuing on with your work. I know loosing Joe has got to be one of the hardest things you've gone through. I want you to know you literally saved my life. I would not still be on this earth if God hadn't sent you to me at the precisee moment he did. It was VERY inportant to continue my work because I had a spiritual experience 10 years ago that left me woth many questions. I found most the answers in your book. Since then, I have help 4 other people heal from reading your book, and they have healed people in there lives. The seed God planted in you is a marvel!

Katherine Foshee—California

Betty, my deepest condolences are with you and your family. I share in your certainty the knowledge that Joe is surrounded by love in the presence of our Lord. He would be more than pleased if he were to read this beautiful Memorial page in his honor as the husband, father, and the patriotic man he was. God bless you all.

With Love, Diane—March 24

My heartfelt condolences to Betty and her family. May the Lord comfort and uphold you through this painful time. I'm so happy for Joe to be experiencing the joy in heaven that you did, Betty. May God continue to richly bless you.

Beverly

Dear Betty,I am so very sorry for your loss. He is with out a doubt,happy and watching over you and your family.

Liz—Texas

Dear Betty. My condolences to you and your family. Although Joe is in the "better place,"Heaven" I am sure he is deeply missed by you and your family. I want to Thank you again for writing the beautiful and powerful books that have helped so many of us And Thank you for this website. Its great being here. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Jan—Wisconsin

My condolences for the loss of your husband Joe, Betty. As you know, he is around you always, giving you guidance, love, and support like he always did on earth.I pray for you during this difficult time, and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick Vogel

I loved how devoted Joe was to you and all his family. You wrote of how loving he always was. I am so happy that you have a strong testimony as to where he is now and how our savior has embraced him. We need more men like him on this earth He was not affraid to show love and kindness and to have a godlike humility that embraces all mankind. May God bless you all.

Marian

My heartful condolences to you and your family Betty on the loss of your understanding loving and devoted husband, Joe. I am convinced with your resilience and understanding of God's love for all of us, you will have the strength to continue expressing the need for everyone to know how God's unconditional love is so important for us to understand. Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done. May God continue to Bless you! With much love, kindness and compassion I will continue to pray for you and your family!

Jeannie Jewell—March 21

My condolences over the loss of your husband, Betty. I'm sure he's in a better place now and receiving his just reward for his long and productive life and his love and support of a wonderful family like yours. Know that my prayers are with you now and during the Easter holiday season.

Laurie Blanton

I'm writing to send our condolences to Betty and her family. We learned of Joe's passing and wish to let Betty know how much we love her and pray for her always. I know Joe is missed but I share with all of you the joy of knowing that he is in heaven now. Glory to God!

With love, Shelly

Your family has been through so much as all of you have been angels to Joe caring for his every need and nursing him back to health. Relapse after relapse and no complaints from any of the Eadie family. It always starts from the top, those stellar ways. Joe was stoic, and even though I never met him, I didn't have to. I saw his strength in Betty, felt how much he loved her from watching the video posted on Betty's front page. The love will continue from generation to generation will be told of Grandpa Joe and who this man of God was. Larry and I have been praying a lot for Joe over the years, and now we realize this angel in heaven will watch over Betty from above. He will be missed, and our hearts go out to all the Eadie family, especially you Betty. We love you so much.

Larry and DeeDee

I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing.I hope that you can have peace in this difficult time. I will be thinking about you and praying for you.

Kellie

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband Joe. I had read your book Embraced By The Light a few years ago and it was the best book I had ever read. My mother passed away November 20, 2010 and my dad is having a really hard time with it yet and cries a lot. I gave him your book to read and told him all about you. Thanks for this website, your books and everything you do.

Sandy Way

Betty - First of all let me tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your dear husband. Although I know you must feel empty since Joe was such a big part of your life, I know he is looking down on you saying " Betty, you were right, it is just amazing here!" As you well know, one day you will both be together again for all times and this must give you much comfort. I am a big fan of yours and your books have changed my life completely. I grew up as a Catholic in Spain and fear seemed to be the preferred tool of manipulation. I knew in my heart that Jesus would not cast us down to hell for all eternity no matter what we did. I have also been to other churches and I get the same feelings, fear and give me money is their message. I also knew in my heart that he is pure love and your book confirmed this as well. It seems that I had drifted about most of my life lost in a deep fog, not really knowing what to believe, what to think, full of fear and not knowing who was right or wrong. Once I read your book, there was an instant change in my mind and in my heart. I just knew what you said was the truth, I felt it much like the first time I ever saw my wife! I try to spread your words to others by giving away your books to them, sending emails to my co-workers, some special emails to those I know are hurting or just having talks with them.

God bless you - Howard

Dear Love and Light of Jesus Family, wishing you peace and comfort in the days to come.

Julie

Hello Betty and Family, I did not know Joe personally, having only read about him through Betty's books, but he was such a wonderful man, that I'm sure he was a great example for many people, especially young men, on how to behave and treat a family. God Bless him.

Linda Warner—March 14

Dear Betty and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and my sympathy goes out to you and the family. I was priviledged to sit beside Joe at the 10 year celebration and he was such a sweet and quiet man. He totally loved and supported Betty and his family in every way! Of course, he will be missed here on earth by all his loved ones, but the knowledge that he is now well and living in the awesome arms of the Lord gives one a feeling of peace! God bless you Betty and family - and sending you lots of love and hugs!

Dotty Holm

Dear Betty and Family - It was our great honor to have met Joe at the 10 year celebration in Seattle. What a wonderful man we got to meet and know just a little as he gave such a beautiful tribute to you Betty. The love in his heart nearly burst that night filling the room with his love. You and your family were truly blessed to have had such a beautiful angel living with you for those all too short and wonderful years. God has truly gained an angel whom He will embrace with His love. He is missed by all who had the chance to meet him. May he enjoy his home with our Lord and may each of you be comforted by the love that surrounds your family from friends, family and strangers alike who share with you the grief of losing a loved one. God bless all of you. Betty, Joe will be looking proudly upon the earth and encouraging you to continue the wonderful work you were born to do. Take courage and know that each of you is loved deeply and appreciated.

Janet Faubion—13 March

I would like you to know I grieve for you, Betty. It is comforting to know he is with our Lord, and you will reunite one day in Heaven. God's blessings to you, Betty, and your family.

Ree in Massachusetts

Hello Betty: God bless you and your family in the passing of Joe. My prayers are with you at this time. You know that Joe is in Glory now, with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Someday you will experience a beautiful reunion together. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do. I appreciate that Joe was your earthly partner and rock. I know that you miss him dearly and my prayers and love go out to you and your family.

Susan from Florida

Dear Betty, I was surprised and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I remember from reading your books, what an incredibly patient, supportive, loving husband and father he was for you and your family. I know, in my heart, that he has been truely "embraced by the light" and is back at home with God, Jesus, the angels, and his family members, who were there waiting for him. I pray that you and your family may be comforted by the precious memories of Joe's life and the love he gave all of you. I also pray that you continue to remember, and have faith, that one day you'll all be together again: with each other, and in the presence of the magnificent love of God and Jesus.

Much Love, Hope

Dear Betty, I am so very sorry for your loss of Joe in this life. I understand what it is to have a husband who is the "rock" of one's life. You and I and many others have been blessed in this way. I've always hesitated in personally writing you, but I am compelled to do so here. I believe that at least part of Joe's mission was to support and give you unconditional love as you healed, spoke of your experiences in Heaven, and wrote your very important works. Your books have touched me deeply; they resonate truth for me, and I'm only one of so many in this world who have received your loving help through them. I believe that Joe truly understood how important it was for you to get your message out so that we, in our own live, could also heal and draw closer to the Lord. So, for his own sacrifices in aiding you to carry on, I give thanks to Joe. I know that there must be some void in your heart now, but his love and the memories of your love and devotion as a couple, and the bringing up of your wonderful family will heal and fill in that void. I want you to be with us for many years to come, Betty. But when it is your time to pass over, I've no doubt that Joe, above all others you have loved here, will be there to greet and embrace you. Thank you, Betty, for giving me this understanding. May the Lord continue to bless you.

Carol

Hi Betty, I am so sorry for your loss, but one of God's wonderful gains. I can see Joe doing work up there that is very important. I am sorry that you had to be separated from him, but know he is always with you too.

Love, Jeanette French

I am so sorry for your loss. Even though we know he is in great hands right now, we still miss him. I know from losing my wonderful Mother. Your books and dvd were such an inspiration for her and I want to thank you from my heart. My heart goes out to you now. May God bless you and your family always.

Brenda—Indiana

Such a beautiful bond of love and devotion you and your beloved Joe were blessed to share here on earth which continues into eternity. I pray for God's blessing of comfort now, and in the time ahead, as you continue your journey to complete your mission here until that day you and Joe are reunited in the presence of Jesus and our Heavenly Father. All my love and prayers to you.

Jan

Dear Betty-you were there for me so many years ago when I lost my husband. You now stand in those shoes and my heart grieves for your sadness and loss. I wish that I could take you by the hand as you did me, and lead you out of the darkness to understanding. I hope that you remember me as I will never forget you. My thoughts and prayers are with you Betty and I send healing prayers to you.

Love Always, Sherrie Lindsey

Dear Betty and Family: I am so sorry to hear of your dear husband Joe's passing. You have been an inspiration to me since I was in a car accident 1990. I heard you speak on a talk show and have read all of your books, many times going back to seek inspirational thoughts. I lost my dear father in 2008...I also come from a large family of 8 siblings. Your words continue to give strength to me. Your daughters' words so remind me of my own father and what you are now dealing with. I know Joe is in heaven as is my father and they have much work to do. God Bless and keep your family in his care.

Rhonda Baker

I wrote from my heart down below. But first I would like to take the time to say "Thank You" to all of you for your thoughts and prayers for my Mommy and Family. They truly help and bring a source of comfort. And for that I am grateful. I'm the baby girl of the family, and this... yes, has been hard on all of us. We hold each other up and are there for one another. I do know deep in my heart and soul that my daddy is in Heaven. I wrote something that I felt needed to come out so I am sharing it with you all, from my view for you to see. It's been a month since I've seen your sweet face Daddy. I wrap my mind around the wisdom you spoke Holding tight to the shared memories that fill my mind like an old file I pull out to read. I know in my heart and soul you are with God in Heaven. My mind can't help but suddenly goes back to the days when I was little, sharing those precious moments when I didn't have to share you. And even the times when I would help you out to play a joke on people. This one memory pops into my mind. I was eight-ish, and I laid my head on your lap. You would trace my face with gentle fingers, I could smell your skin and I felt so safe and sound I would fall asleep. I sometimes, through the years, if I ever had trouble falling asleep would try to do the same and rub my own forehead, and its funny it works. Every time I fall fast asleep even if I am not the least bit tired. When you and mom taught me there is a time to be strong and a time to be weak, a time to stand tall and a time to back down. Most of all to love, to forgive, to live and hold my chin up, to stand strong for what I believe in, And Family, hold them closest to my heart. I do my best to make you proud. You will always be with me. I will continue to carry your wisdom in my heart and hold our last name high. I am an Eadie and very grateful and Proud to be. And You, my Daddy, are my sky, that sweet breeze that touches my face. The stars that shine down to put me to bed at night. I can't help but feel as a piece of me left when you did, but I know in my heart that I'll get that back. Guess Toby Keith did sing it right huh, "I'm not cry'in for you, I’m cry'in for me" Till we meet again in Heaven's garden and save me a piece of candy, okay? You are the best daddy a girl could ever ask for. I love you dearly. I’m gonna miss that smile, your baby girl.

Bj "Your Sunshine" —March 9

Today—marks one month from the day my Father has passed. I didn't realize until the thought came up in conversation with my Mother and sister BJ. Though I've been dealing daily with my memory and thoughts, it's hard to believe this much time has past. Thank you all so much for your Love and prayers for my father Joe through the years. He was so much aware of your support in his life and for his family. It had brought him to tears many times as it filled his heart with JOY! I am grateful for your continued support, Love and prayers for our family as we have tried to manage a chin up. My Father was such a unique and special man. I have always seen him, since I was a little girl, as the white shining knight in armour in our lives. He was always there unconditionally, to provide, protect and lift us spiritually. Looking back at a day's lesson of about 5 years-old...my dad was outside watching me swing and listening to how I was frustrated because I was not swinging high enough. He told me to watch what I say. If I weren't nice the swing might break. I didn't listen and "darned" the swing anyway. What a shock it was that the swing broke! Though there were other lessons like this that I didn't exsorb right away. I did come to realize in my later years that he had experiences and wisdom to treasure to hold prescious and to reflect on as often as I may need in the future. I will miss his playfulness, his jokes and the great times through all the years of my life with him. He has left a smile on my face and in my heart. Thank you Dad! I Love you very much.

Your daughter, Donna—March 8

Dearest Joe, you are the last of the John Wayne’s, yet could thrill at a "little birdie" dancing across your porch in the morning. You caused smiles even in the most serious of conversations through your quick wit and subtle sense of humor. Your mind was truly amazing and your love for country reassuring and admirable—but what I love you for the very most, is remembering your love and devotion for your Betty, your sons and daughters, your grand and great-grandchildren—and especially I love you for your love and devotion to God. You are an example to all of a loving husband and father and man of God.

Sonia R. Rogers

The Eadies are a tight-knit family whose bonds of loyalty and love are among the strongest I've known. They are ALWAYS "there" for each other. I know today they are heart broken and are holding one another close in their sorrow. But I know they are also holding one another up in strength. Because the Eadie family (with a depth of understanding few other families have) knows where their beloved Joe has gone now. And mingled with sorrow is a certain sense of joy. So, while my heart cries today for the loss felt by Betty and her family . . . with regards to Joe's stepping across,
I just have to say: "Lucky Cuss!"...I respect and admire you, Joe. I hope in the end, I will have walked this life as well as you did.

Stan Zenk

I am so sorry for your loss. Even blessed with the knowledge you have doesn't make losing a loved one any easer. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless!

Linda Walker

I visited your website and saw that your husband died. I am very sorry for your loss.I live in Holland and read things in your books many times and also about your husband in the books.I wish you much support from all the people around you and of course from God himself.

With Love, Louise Van Onna

Father in Heaven please Bless Betty and her Family. Give them your Peace. Please Bless my children as each one is going through a difficult time right now. Thank You for getting me through my two brain surgeries. Thank You for the Love of my Husband who has stayed by my side through all of it! God Bless Us All!

Maureen—Fresno, Ca.

All our heart’s prayers go out to Joe! May Joe rest in God’s loving arms now and forever more. We just want you to know, Betty, you are in our prayers. We are so thankful to know that you know Joe is back home with Jesus Christ, our Lord and God. Joe is no longer in anymore pain or suffering. He is back home where he is whole again. We want to pray for your whole family that God will give them all the love, peace & grace they need so bad at this great time of loss, especially your youngest daughter. We pray that she knows that her daddy is back home where wewill all be one day. All our love and prayers to your entire family. Please know that we are here for you. Also, we would like to say, Dear Lord, please take care of Joe until we all meet again in heaven. God bless you, Betty, you give everyone the strength to go on because of your faith and trust in God Almighty. We all love and adore you. May Joe rest in peace, amen. Sincerely,

Michael and Jeanne McGaughy—Flint, Michigan

Betty and family, I am sending my love and prayers to you. I pray for your husband as he passes into the light of love. I would say something but I don't have the knowledge that God has about illness. Its very hard sometimes to get through the things we have to go through. So I am praying for you all Betty and family. I do know that Betty is still needed here on earth. I send much love and prayers. And Healings for all including myself. Many prayers to all here- miracles cures to live a good life and for those that are passing comfort and complete LOVE and PEACE

paula g. wave

I sorry to hear of the passing of Joe i read your book and my blessed. I will be ordering your other books. may He continue to bless you. Blessings

Danny—Toronto - Canada

Dear Betty, So sorry for your loss. Just read embraced by the light and am so greatful for your words of Love and Gods Grace. I will pass it on to many.

Barbara Sasse

God bless his home coming!! And in the light you will stay!! God bless you!!!

Marian C.

I just got off the phone with my friend and heard the news...as i think it was meant to be from her directly. i had the pleasure of spending time with the Eadie's and meeting Joe for the first time i immediately felt a kindred spirit and connected and the conversation flowed with both him and Betty as she would run around the kitchen as we all talked. Joseph L. Eadie, you were and are our "john wayne" as expressed privately and and again at the 10th anniversary gala where almost all of the extensive the Eadie family attended. this mn. boy is a better person for having met him and felt his spirit. Father God will continue to direct Joe on his mission as he has embarked on the next level of existence and all the love and joy are with him. i will talk to you again Joe and in the meantime Betty continues her divinely directed work for the betterment of us all. thank you Joe, Betty, Tom, Donna and all the Eadie's...i love you all.

Jack Olson—4 March 2011

Sending Love to the Eadie family. Stay Strong

Curtis B.

Betty and family, My deepest sypmathy to all of you. Embraced by the light helped me so much over the loss of my sister. I hope the blessings this book gave me will also comfort you during your time of loss.

Dawn

Betty, my heart goes out to you and your family. Joe seemed like an extraordinary man. God bless you all

Sharon Rose

I am sad to hear of you and your children's loss of a wonderful husband and father, Joe. He's at peace in the light. I know Betty from all your books that there is a life, after our mortal lives and feel he is also loved by Jesus. I also give my sympathy to you and all your family members.

Alice Blondin Perrin

Dear Betty and the Eadie Family, I was saddened to learn of the death of your dear Joe. I have heard you speak of your love for him and your dedication to care for him during his illness. My prayers are with you during this challenging time for you and your entire family.

Best, Sarah Hinze

Dear Betty and Family, May you find more moments of peace than sadness. I know that your faith will carry you. Thank you for your first book, Betty. It gave me such comfort after my mother's death last March. It will be one year tomorrow. God's blessings and love to you all . . .

Nancy

Dio ti abbracci forte forte Joe come ha fatto con la tua Betty!!Guida la tua famiglia e proteggila sempre da angelo del paradiso!!

laura

I'm sorry to hear about your husband Joe. My prayers go to you and your family. Take care and god bless you all.

Shirley Brassard

Dear Betty and family, I was given your book to read shortly after my Dad passed away in october 2009.Your husband joe was so much like my dad.Love of God,Family, and Country. truely he was loved and will be missed by all who knew him, and heard of him. Thank you betty and family for your message of Gods love for all of us. We will all celebrate in heaven with our loved ones someday.

love wade.

God Bless you and your family during this time especially.

melanie cochrane

I am so sorry to hear/read of your loss. Your books and dedication are a testament to God's Love! Keep up the faith!

Michael J.

I read your book "Embraced by the Light" back over 13 yrs ago or so, and it touched me much I have shared what I got out of your book with anyone that will listen to me. I honestly after reading your book, prayed to our Father in Heaven to take me like you, just to be wrapped in his arms, the way even just reading the book how I felt when I read that.I sat on my couch bawling as I read it! I truly loved that book!! I want to Thank You for sharing with us all!! I also want to send you my condolences on the passing of your husband Joseph, I know your heart is sad to be without him, but I have no doubt he is watching over you from up above with our Lord and Savior!! God Bless you Betty!! Much Love and admiration!!

Terri Surgent—Waco, TX

Betty, so sorry to hear about Joe. Even though he is in a better and more beautiful place there is still a painful loss in our hearts when we lose one we love so dearly. Sending you love and prayers. God bless you.

Sherrie Lewis—MI

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Betty. I believe survivors are the ones with the heaviest burdens, as those who have moved on are far removed from the pain and trials we experience on this earth. My heartfelt sympathy goes to Betty.

Denise Hart

My whole family prays for the comfort of Joseph L. Eadie whom you have already called back. We pray for Betty and children and grand great grand children that Betty's mission be continuously and successfully fulfilled on your children on earth. God bless Joe and Betty and family. We love them very much. Thank you God and Jesus and all our spiritual helpers. Amen.

Bernie

My deepest condolences go out to you and your family today. May God Bless and comfort you and remind you everyday how very much He Loves you and Your Loved one that's come home.The Dove of Peace be with you!

Donna – Arkansas

I am saddened by the loss of your husband, dear Betty. I pray for the strength of the Lord to comfort you and your family.

Michelle—Port Orchard, WA

I would like to pray for Betty and her family for their Loss of Betty's husband Joe. I know that you are conforted with thinking he is in Heaven, but I know it is still hard for all of you, you must miss him so much. My Prayer for all of you is that you will be able to get what you need from your family and friends and are able to give back also to your family and friends too!I ask this in Jesus name. Amen

All My Love—June ~wave

Dear Betty: i am sad to learn of the death of your beloved husband, Joseph. Please accept my deepest sympathy upon your loss and my prayer that God may surround you and your family with his Love and Peace at this time. Takc care of yourself.

Linda, WAVES Volunteer—Park Ridge, IL

Dear Betty, so sorry to read about the passing of your husband. I want to offer this prayer, for your heart to be at peace, to feel comfort and loved. I pray for your precious husband and your children and friends. Dear God, i know you are already taking a good care of Betty and her family, i would like to add my prayer for them. Amen

26 February 2011

Heavenly Father I ask for blessings for Betty and Family as they mourn the loss of her Beloved Husband, Joe. Please surround them with your heavenly love and guidance through their sorrow. We give you praise and honor Lord. Thank you.

Alma—Whittier, California

Dear lord look down upon betty and her family in this sad time give them healing and help ease the pain of there loss!! send blessing to them at this time!! amen!

anita robinson—nebraska

This is more of a comment and sincere gratitude. Gitchi meegwetch for all your teachings and your books and sharing with us. Betty, you and your family will be in my prayers.

Take care, Your friend, Rose

Dear Betty J.
My Condolence to you and your Family.

With fondest Regards, Trudi Amstutz

God Bless him, he encouraged her to write Embraced by the Light, it has changed my life.

Laura M.

Dear Betty and Family, Please receive my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. I am certain your grief is surpassed by the great faith that all of you, especially you Betty, have entrusted in the Lord. I agree with your words, Betty, in the knowledge that Joe is in heaven delighting in the Lord's presence.

Love always, Diane B.

Dear Betty, Many people who had been grieving through the lost of their loved ones, got comfort from your book "Embraced By The Light" and I am one of them after my parent passed away. Right after reading your book, it automatically and spiritually binded you to me like my very own sister. You confided and shared most of your precious sacred secrets with all your strength,to convey the true Loving God, which you achieved successfully in reaching out to us through your wonderful book,we believed yet we have not seen. Your great comfort now will be knowing first hand where your Beloved Loving Husband Joe went for sure, for you were blessed to have glimpsed of the heavenly place,destined for those who love the Light. You have seen it, you believed it and shared it with us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Jenny—Ontario Canada

My aunt Gladys died on the same day of Joe's death. Please accept my sincere condolences but Joe is now in a world full of Light and Love!!! Welcome to your true home!!

Margie Varner

Dear Betty, Sending you our love and condolences on the loss of your wonderful, dear husband Joe. May the Lord Jesus bring him to his eternal home in heaven in love and peace. God blessings to you & all your family.

Love & prayers, Liz xx

Dear Betty, It is with sadness and joy at the same time that I commiserate with you on your earthly loss of your loving husband Joe. I am sad because a wonderful soul will be missed and joyful because I believe he now in a world we all cannot fathom its beauty, peace and loveliness. Joe is a man of many accomplishments and words cannot say how much you miss him. But, Joe is risen! Hallelujah! His true form is alive, for there is only a transition in what we call death. Please, accept my condolence this day.

Love From Victor Igwegbe—Calabar, Nigeria

Dear Joe happy new home. your wife know your new home very well and she saw it before then i am sure that she stand without you easy and her love will be increase every day.

alot of love for you Dear Betty, raz

Dear Betty - I'm deeply sorry for the loss you and your family are going through. Even though we know our loved ones are in Heaven, the pain on their parting and knowing we cannot touch them again in this lifetime is something that cannot be described. Gentle hugs to you Betty - your husband sounded like a beautiful man, how Blessed were both of you to have each other.

Kindest regards, Margaret, Brisbane Oz

I am sorry to hear about your loss and even though he is going to a better place that doesn't mean you won't miss him. My love and prayers are directed towards you and your family. I pray that you will be able to deal with all of your emotions with the grace given to all of us by God and I pray the same for all who mourn the loss of Joe.

Love, Paul K.

Dear Betty & family, I was so surprised when I opened the email with the news of Joe's passing!! The first thing I thought was that he's returned home & although as we know from your book it should be a joy that he has finished his time on earth. But as we know here on earth that for us it's the most difficult thing we can go through. To loose a loved one. So my prayers go out to Betty & family. So that God may help ease your pain from not having him physically with you until you are all reunited once again with him in heaven. May you all find comfort in all the memories & love you shared with him!!

Sending all my love, Sofia

Dear Betty and Family. I was so shocked and saddened to open the newsletter and read of Joe's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. I am sure you will miss him deeply but you, yourself Betty know he is in a much better place and at peace in the embrace of the Lord. I hope that this brings you a measure of peace. God's love will be with you always.

Jeff

My Dearest Betty, I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. But as you taught me in your book, the real beauty is not here on earth, it is awaiting us in heaven. Take comfort in knowing you will be with him again in heaven. Although time will pass slowly for you awaiting that day, for Joe it will be like a blink of an eye.

God bless you, Susan G.

I'm so sorry to hear the news that Joe passed away. My love and prayers go out to her and the entire family.

Chuck

Dearest Betty, When I heard of your husbands passing the first thing I said was "oh no!" And my heart went out to you immediately. I know from your books how much Joe meant to you and your children and even though you knew what awaited Joe on the other side the temporary loss would be heartbreaking. I pray that Jesus would just reach out through the dimensions and manifest his presence to you in another embrace to let you know His love will never leave you and that He is taking good care of Joe and eventually you will meet again in the most beautiful place. My mind kept coming back to you for the last few days. Everytime I sent up a prayer that God would comfort you as only he can.

Sincerely, Pamela

Dearest Betty and family, Thank you for sharing your beloved Joe's memorial and pictures with us. I am sad for your loss but take comfort in knowing God is with you always and loves you more than anyone on earth possible can. You taught us that prayer is powerful and can be our greatest gift to another, so I offer my most heartfelt prayers for you.

I love you! Renee' WAVE

Dear Beautiful Betty Sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet, handsome husband. God be with you and may you feel his love all around til you meet again.

Love, Patty

Betty, My thoughts and prayers are with you for the passing of your beloved Joe. It must be comforting to know that he is now experiencing the joy, beauty and love of our heavenly home that you already have experienced. You know where he is and you know that you will join him in the Lord's good time.

With sympathy and love, Nancy L.

Sorry to hear of your husbands passing , and the separation you must feel: God only knows when some one's time is up, I am sure you have many wonderful memories of him, always in prayer and thoughts for you of peace,

luv, MJ

My deepest condolences to you. May our Lord fill your spirit with his everlasting beautiful love till eternities end!!

Raul

Dear Betty, I am saddened to learn about the passing of your husband Jo, and just wanted to say I am thinking of you and your family at this time. You comforted me when I lost my mum in 2005, which I hold dearly and will never forget. my love goes out to you, the memories never fade and will last a lifetime.

Johnny—Keynes England

Dear Betty.. Joe is at peace now, he is embraced by The Lord, Joe’s Spirit will live forever, Joe is safe now Betty.. My thoughts prayers are with you & family.

God Bless, Bellaar

Betty, I am truly sorry for your loss. Just want you to know that I will pray for you.

God bless you, Becky G.

Although I never met Joe in person, I met him thru Betty's Books. A great Man, Husband, Father, Grandfather, friend etc., has crossed over today to be with his His Heavenly Father. He planted many seeds and will live on thru them. His seeds are not just his children but the seeds of love he planted in the hearts of all who may have crossed paths with him on his journey . I am sorry I never met you my brother but I am eternally grateful that you came into this world, served well and left it a better place for all. Thank Joe! In Jesus name, Amen

Melinda Hernandez—Bronx, NY

I first met Joe Eadie at the tenth anniversary of EBTL in Seattle. His virtue and integrity shone as he witnessed to his wife's life-changing encounter with Jesus during her NDE. As Betty said, Joe was an unusual man, a man's man, who served his country with great courage and devotion. He was highly intelligent, witty, humorous, and a family man. With all these shining virtues, he was also modest and humble, using his gifts to serve others in his strong faith. I'm sure he is praying for his family as we do. Joe, we will always support Betty and your beloved family in prayer and love; I'm sure this is what you would like us do, and we do it gladly, if only to return the love and service you gave so lavishly throughout your life.

Love Henrietta (Lucy) Atkin

Dear sister Eadie Salam We, the Moslems, believe that we came from God and we shall return to Him. Even though, I have never met you and your beloved husband in person, when many years back I read the Persian translation of your book, “Embraced by the Light” and later I read the same in its English version. I felt that I know you very well. Your words came from your heart therefore sat in my heart. Later, when I wanted to know more about life after life, I subscribed your newsletter that I appreciated very much to receive the same on regular bases. I felt very sad to read about your husband passing away. Yes! As you said, he now is meeting those beautiful persons of the history of man kind . It helped me that now you know where he is now. Yet my heart is with you and crying with you loosing temporarily such a wonderful human being. Please accept my condolences. I pray to God to grant you patient to bear such a great tragedy. May God bless his beautiful soul and looks after you. I am attaching with this email a blessing of the Lord. Please when you are sad and lonely read Psalm 91.

May Peace be with you sister, Mohammad

I never met Joe, but I love him anyway. I feel a deep sense of loss at his passing. I am comforted by the knowledge that some of his family was waiting for him in heaven, and his whole family will all be together again in the blink of an eye.

Noreen—Santa Barbara, California

It is a beautiful memorial, especially close to my heart. Betty, I love you so, and I take great comfort knowing that Joe is up there with my Andy. Keeping you close to my heart and praying for you to find healing comfort each day until we are joyfully reunited with the lights of our lives.

Love, Pam—WAVE

I am so sorry for your loss.I admired the photo and then scrolled down and felt your sadness. I know how you must be feeling . As I read the words about Joe, I could have written them myself last March when my husband, Ian, passed away,after 47 years.. Please know that you all will be in my prayers...

Blessings from Debby Thomas

Dear Betty, I am so sorry for your loss, I hope you find comfort in the knowing that (as you have taught us) he is now in Jesus arms and with his family, in a joyous gathering in Heaven!

Sending my love to you and your family, Sandra

Betty,I am so so sorry about your loss. I know you will feel empty inside,Like your other half is gone. But know he is with you every min.of the day. He can even love you more from where he is. His Heart is the candle that will always glow from within.

I send my love and prayers, April Lynne

Dear Betty Sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband Joe I have visited your moving memorial of him and wish you the very best in this next stage in your journey, in which you have encouraged so many people including myself here in Scotland.

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Gerry

Would that we all could come through life having done so much with so much love.

Kristen—WAVE

Thank you to send me this betty and husband`s Picture. This really full my Hearth with joy. Alter reading your Betty`s book I know that Joseph is in the best place right now.

Rafael Rodriguez—Curicó, Chile

Betty, My prayers go out to you at this time. It is good to know that they are in a beautiful place and at peace.

Love—Sister Eula

Dearest Betty, I'm so sorry for your loss. Joe was a fine example of a loving, supportive husband. Knowing that he is now in Heaven with all the glory that is there must be a great comfort to you. May your memories of your life together, family and friends comfort you in this sorrowful time. Peace Prayers and Blessings to you and yours.

With love and a BIG HUG, Vicki S.

Dearest Betty and Family Today I recd your newsletter with word of your beloved husbands transition into the light. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you. Often I think of your book, your work, and the loving principles that Christ wishes us to follow. It is not easy. Many times I could feel Joe through the website as another loving presence. There are no words at times like this, and please know that I care.

Always and with great love, Karen B.

Dear Betty, I am very sorry to read of your husband's passing. As I wrote that sentence your writings of what awaits those of us who die in Christ came to mind and although you must miss him terribly hopefully it will be of comfort to know where he is and that, some day, you will see him again. I enjoyed all your books and your writings of your husband and of his support for you.

God Bless You, Hazel

Joe is such a special person to me. His example of strength, family devotion, and courage was one I so admired. He stood for all things honorable, and he honored the gifts that God gave him in life, and never once did he take them for granted. I know that God will have need of his wonderful energy of love on the other side. On earth, there is a loss not to be filled, and he will be deeply missed here I know. I am so very grateful for the opportunity to have known him for a special time that was such a gift of joy to me, while sharing special times of learning from his wisdom and kindness. He is leaving behind the legacy of trust, humor, hard working ethics and his love of God and country. His true devotion to the truth never faltered, as we all know from all that he did to help Betty bring her message of the Lord to the world after her near death experience with Embraced By The Light. Hours of working with faith in his heart, he helped to bless us all in the loving support of her work. I know God will bring him his exaltation of joy many times over for just that one action of devotion and love. I am smiling through the tears at the greeting he is receiving now, and pray to meet him again, as he promised, and to tell me those stories he is holding in safe keeping. I will deeply miss you Joe, and I humbly thank you for all that you brought into my life. Rest in Heaven? Not if you have anything to say about it, so I know you are already busy doing something important for the Lord. Hoorah….God speed, I am so proud to have love for one such as you on Gods right hand. And I know you will keep your promise to be there when it is my turn to cross that bridge to home. Thank you eternally! When ever I look up and see those silver wings against the sun, I will be thinking of you!

Your spirit daughter in Christ, Vicki Kathleen—WAVE

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