She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. --Proverbs 31:13

10/09/2005

Dad passed away last Monday, October 3. He had a stroke last Sunday, and then went on home.

There are moments when I can be glad; that he didn't suffer, that there was a quick end to the pain, that he wasn't trapped in that bed for long, that he was saved after a period of time when he had drifted away from the Lord, that he is in Heaven, face to face with Jesus. I'm so sure it is wonderful there. There are moments when I can almost hear him saying, "Suck it up Jan, that's enough, no more need to cry now."

Mostly though, I'm just sad.

6 comments:

Sam said...

Knowing that someone is in a better place, does not change the fact that you miss them.You can be sad for yourself and still happy for your dad. Look after yourself !
Sam.

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

I'm with Sam, Even though we know our loved ones are in a much better place we still miss them. Know that he and He are with you every step of the way though!
I'm very sorry about your Dad

cyndy said...

Jan, I am so sorry for your loss...let Jesus be your comforter...may His love sustain you during this difficult time.(I pray that for you and your family now.) What a wonderful picture of your dad and his mother...no wonder you could not take your eyes off of it. God Bless and Keep yu.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like your family and your faith will see you through this challenging time. Embrace your sadness and let the tears come when they will, knowing that your dad will always be a part of you.

Beth
http://sweetpeasblog.typepad.com/sweet_peas_fiber_frolic_o/

Wool Winder said...

I'm sorry for the saddness you are going through. Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jan - I'm so sorry for the loss and grief you are going through. Even though we know where they are - the loss of them here with us is real. My prayers are with you.

With much thought and prayer

Lillium