Friday, April 13, 2012

A Tribute to My Dad

I have been deeply saddened this past week.  My wonderful dad lost his 12 year battle with prostate cancer on Saturday, April 7th.  Easter was significantly more meaningful to me this year because of Dad.  I know he's in heaven and had the privilege of spending Easter WITH the risen Christ IN Heaven.

We arrived home from Hawaii Saturday morning and that evening I received the call that he was gone.  I hope everyone can say they have the best dad ever, because I certainly can.  I have been blessed with the family I was born into.  I have two emotions running simultaneously - sadness and joy.  The sadness is obvious because I adored my dad.  Joy - because...
  1. Dad doesn't have to be frustrated with his physical condition anymore. 
  2. I saw Dad two months prior to his passing. 
  3. Dad was always alert to the end. 
  4. Dad is home in Heaven.
  5. I never once questioned my dad's love for me.
I have so much to say, yet it's so hard to say.  I am shocked at how well I am taking all this - thank you Holy Spirit for your comfort during this time.  So I will write more at a later date, but for now I grieve.

2 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss, Peggy. Praying for you and your family.

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    1. I appreciate it, and need it.
      Thank you.
      Peggy

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