To everyone who has wished me a happy birthday, left an encouraging note about the loss of my dad and how these two events are so close to one another – Thank you so much! I have read each and every one and you have all encouraged me, made me smile, and in some cases made me laugh out loud.
I have decided after being in a bit of a fog this morning that today I am celebrating the life of my father, and the many ways his life has shaped & influenced mine. I have several thoughts I will share later but today I’m thankful to God for a father who was, although far from perfect, a faithful, kind, hilarious, and good man. His impact will resound through the lives of the families of his sons and daughter as well as the many people he has known & shared life with over the years.
Today for me is bittersweet, but joyful and profound. I rejoice that my Dad is smiling, that his pain and suffering is no more, and that he is in the presence of the Living God whom I love and serve. It’s good to know I’ll see him again one day.
And I celebrate my birthday today knowing that he had something to do with that, as well. 🙂
Song in my head: “I’m Crying” (Allies- Man With A Mission)