06 January 2013

New Years and Daddies

We are six days into the new year and I am still holding onto the last one. My daddy was in that one and now he is gone. He was found dead on 9 December 2012.

My daddy wasn't perfect - none of us are - but he was my daddy. He never let us go hungry or without clothes and shelter. Whatever we needed, he made sure that he had even if it meant working double shifts for weeks on end. He was a good provider. He had not-so-shining moments; there were very upsetting times along the way. However, I knew then, and know now, that my daddy loved me. I am thankful for the daddy that my Heavenly Father gave me.

I am thankful that my daddy is healed. He no longer has to fight for each breath. His heart is healed and arthritis no longer grips him with intense pain. My daddy is now with my Father and I am thankful for all that both have given me over the last forty-seven years.

Though I am deep in depression right now, I know Who holds tomorrow. While He is now holding my daddy, He is also holding me.

 One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
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  1. I am so very sorry about the loss of your Dad. My Daddy passed away on December 4th, 1994 and I still miss him. He died the month before I turned 40 and less than six months after his death, my hubby's Dad also died. I can completely understand your grief and I so feel for you. It will get better....I promise!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. I am sorry about the loss of your daddy and father-in-law, too, and so close together. That is so sad. My husband's daddy died in 1987. It still hurts.

      I think that no matter how old we are at the time, four or forty or four hundred and ninety, it is terribly hard to say good-bye to our daddies. I hope that you're right, that it will get better, but right now it seems that I'll spend the rest of my life fighting back tears or wiping them off.

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I appreciate it very much. I hope that this year brings lots of happiness to you and your family.