The house is quiet.
Everyone is asleep.
I'm done with my daily busyness.
My mind is remembering.
My heart hurts.
The tears flow.
My Dad left this earthly world 2 years ago today. It's one of those moments in time, that when I heard the news, I will never forget where I was, what I was doing, what time it was, what I was wearing, what was said, who was there. Just a brief moment in time that forever changes who I am.
The moments I will forever treasure are those that I was able to spend with my Dad. I am blessed to have had a Dad that was a great man. One that loved God, my Mom, and his family. He was dedicated, determined, and a hard-worker. My Dad deserves pages and pages of edification. Of which, I am unable to put into words tonight. I know, as well as so many, many others, of his great qualities. You can look around at those lives that he has touched, and see a part of him that still remains. He has forever changed who I am. I am so proud to be his daughter.
While in church on Sunday morning, I watched a young child, maybe 16 months old, arrive with his parents. They joined a group of people in a row & were barely settled in, when he was passed from Daddy, to Mommy, over a young cousin, to Uncle, to Auntie, to a very eager gray-haired grandfather. The young boy looked at Grandpa, the Grandpa smiled, the little one touched Grandpa's face, and then he settled comfortably on his lap to enjoy the worship. Not looking towards anyone else, as that's where he belonged.
The tears just rolled down my cheeks. For many reasons, I suppose. I was thinking of my young children being held in their Grandpa's arms, and how they aren't able to do that anymore. How great it was for me as a little girl, and a big girl, to be in the strong presence of my Dad. Mostly, how I can seek refuge in my Heavenly Father's arms. He waits for me & longs for me to come to Him. To seek His Face. To know Him. To crawl into his lap, as that's where I belong.
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.