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.
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.
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…