Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Sad Day and A Precious Promise

A year ago today, my father quietly passed from this life to the presence of our Lord.
Daddy tried to go on alone but he missed my mother very much and, as his health deteriorated, he ceased to try. It was and is very difficult to believe we lost them both in just a little over a year.

The promise of Easter lessens the sadness of loss. The death and resurrection of our Savior gives the promise of eternal life for all those who believe in Him. My parents believed this promise. That assurance brings me joy in the midst of sadness.

I am thankful for the years we had together and for the love of my parents. I love you, Daddy, and I miss you.


Penny said...

Karen, enjoy your memories. Sounds like you had one of the "good" ones, as did I. I've lost all of my older relatives but it is my father whose presence I still feel - I think he is still looking out for his little girl.

I am sure your dad is keeping an eye on you, too. Take it easy on yourself, today.


The Other Barb said...

A wonderful tribute to your Dad . My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time of rememberance . Dad went to Heaven 20 yrs ago.He was only 61. Someday I will see him again but until then I have the memories.