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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Still Remembering...

memomdadWell it's been 2 weeks today since my dad passed away. It is still hard to believe I will never again hear his laughter, advice or even see his smile this side of heaven. I may never forget the terrible phone call I received from my mother two weeks ago to let me know we lost my dad, but I also will never forget the memories that we made.

While the pain is still in my heart and just as strong as two weeks ago, I am beginning to realize although the pain may never go away, I must continue to live. Life goes on, no matter how easy or how tough times may be. As I am in the process of filling out numerous thank you cards (and I do have so much to be thankful for), I realize no matter how tough my dad passing away is for me, I have to continue with life. I am thankful for family and friends who have been here for me, the kind gestures and flowers and prayers, and I am thankful to God for helping me through each day.

From my dad's passing, I think I have been taught a lot. It has reminded me that no matter how much we worry over something, God is in control of all things. My mom said before my dad went to bed his last night on this earth he said "what a beautiful picture" when there was not even a picture anywhere close to where he was looking, I can only hope that was a glimpse of Heaven for my dad as God was calling him home.

Anyhow, while I will always remember and have such a great sadness in my heart, I realize that life does go on, the pain even helps remind me of that but so does my husband's hugs and my kids' laughter.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss but amazed at how you are handling this! Thank you for inspiring the rest of us! Bad things happen. They don't define us. How we cope is what defines us! Great job! He would be proud!

  2. God is pouring his grace and strength out upon you. So thankful that you have that strenth to continue living your life to the fullest,.

  3. So sorry for your loss. It sounds like you have a great outlook on things. Praying for you and your family.