Remembering my Dad

June 14, 2014 | Posted in: Family, God's faithfulness, Remember, Thankful, Uncategorized

 It was 2 years ago that my Mother told me that she had a pain in her back and I knew then that her cancer had returned and 6 months later she went to her eternal home .   My Dad and I worked hard to move him close to me to start a new chapter in his life and then the Lord took him home just 8 months later. In 14 months both of my parents were gone from this earth and grieving became my companion.

Last year, I experienced my first Mother’s Day without my Mom and now I will experience my first Father’s Day without my Dad.  It is hard and sad and empty.  I am thankful that my Dad is no longer missing my Mom (which he did so very much) and I am very thankful that he is in the presence of  the God he loved and served so faithfully.  Yet I miss his smile, his big strong hands and most of all his prayers.  The last thing we did together was pray –  a sweet memory to cherish.


mom and papa young 001 (2)So thankful for my Dad – isn’t he handsome?

mom and papa 001 (3)

Look at how excited I am – yet I see the hesitation in his look.







Celebrating my Mom’s 75th Birthday – so thankful for the time at Long Boat Keys we had.

Rodger Obley Photography 2012

Father ~ Daughter Dance at my youngest daughter’s wedding.

It is an odd feeling that I think of every day that my parents are no longer here on earth – I miss them every day and often wish I could call them to just chat or to tell them all the things that are happening in our lives. I wonder if it will be this way every day until I join them?. I am sure it will continue to get easier, but there will always be a gaping hole in my life for them. God was good to give me them as parents

If your parents are still alive – honor them as often as you can, call them, spend time with them, pray with them.  It is an honor to do so and trust me, that there will come a day when you will wish you could.

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad — I miss you and Mom everyday and will see you again….

With gratitude- your daughter

My daughter’s memories of my Dad…

I am a humble receiver of the saving grace that Christ provided to me through his death and resurrection. My calling is as a wife to Bill, my husband of 34 years, a mother to 3 gifted daughters & 3 fine son-in-laws, and Grammie to my very sweet grandchildren. I love living in our community, spending time with people from all walks of life (I honestly can talk to anyone about anything) , studying and discussing God’s Word and always being with my family. Life and relationships are a gift that I treasure everyday.

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  1. Janice DeBusk
    June 19, 2014

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    This was very interesting to me. I know exactly how you feel. I too have lost both of my parents and miss them dearly. I find great comfort in reflecting on the memories that live in my heart. They fill the void (vividly) and I feel like they still live. There is joy to remember each day and an great expectation of seeing them again . God Bless You and enjoy your memories !

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