Two weeks have passed since we lost Dad and I can honestly say that I'm lost. I never realized how much Dad's presence loomed large in my life, even from ten hours away - I continue to find myself thinking "what would Dad say?" or "what would Dad do about this situation?"
Even worse, I cannot seem to reason with the fact I no longer "have a father"... Thank God I had him long enough for him to get me where I am today. Just can't shake how sad that is though...this must be what orphans feel like.
For those who didn't know, Dad fought prostate cancer for a long time. The last six months have been really hard on him and he fought valiantly until early this morning - the anniversary of his wedding day to my Mom, forty-five years ago.
We are proud of him and we will miss him terribly but we take hope in knowing that he is finally resting easy in the presence of God.
Thanks for being a great role model, a real friend, a faithful husband to my Mom, a wonderful father and the best Grandfather to Ethan.
Most of all Pop, thank you for pointing me to Christ; I'll never forget that day thirty four years ago when you helped me pray to ask Jesus into my heart and every day since then you have shown me what it really means to walk with God. I'm grateful and I can wait to see you again. I will miss you as long as I live.
His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
It is not death to die To leave this weary road And join the saints who dwell on high Who’ve found their home with God It is not death to close The eyes long dimmed by tears And wake in joy before Your throne Delivered from our fears
O Jesus, conquering the grave Your precious blood has power to save Those who trust in You Will in Your mercy find That it is not death to die
It is not death to fling Aside this earthly dust And rise with strong and noble wing To live among the just It is not death to hear The key unlock the door That sets us free from mortal years To praise You evermore