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My Dad’s best Fathers Day ever…

June 16, 2012

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I had been running around all morning tryng to get just the right foods to make up the delicious Fathers Day lunch that I’m planning for Greg, when all of a sudden it hit me that this is my first Fathers Day without my dad.

 

Granted, my dad had been in a nursing home for 4 years before going to be with Jesus last October, and he hadn’t known us for the last 2 years of his life.

 

Yet, i could go visit him, hold his hand and just hang onto every moment i had with him.

 

but this year that won’t happen.

 

when this first hit me today, i was sad at first…longing for one more moment to look into dad’s eyes, and one more chance to hold his hand…..

 

but then, the lord replaced those thoughts, those longings, with a sweet thought…..

 

he reminded me where my dad is…..

 

he’s in heaven — healthy and whole.

 

thinking about my dad being in heaven— where he is now complete in jesus, where sickness no longer has a hold on him— i found myself filled with joy for my dad.

 

because really, in reality, this will be my dad’s best Father’s Day ever.

 

he will spend tomorrow worshipping his heavenly Father, doing what he’s always longed to do.  that image brings such joy to my heart and peace to my mind.

 

i also have the joy of knowing that someday my dad and i will be reunited. we will worship God together.  and we will never have to say good-bye again.

 

Happy Father’s Day, Dad…..i love you.

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