Letting Go

Hi, friends, I apologize for my recent absence and thank you for my patience with me the past few weeks. We lost my Dad last month. When people check on me or offer me their condolences, I assure them that Dad was ready. I remind them that he’s better off than we are now and I explain that he was so at peace that he imparted that peace to us.

All of that is true and actually there’s even more to it than that because I was so blessed to be able to spend nearly 3 months with him this year, even though I live over 2,000 miles from him. I was able to continue to work remotely that whole time and my daughter was cared for at home by my husband & mother.

Not many employees, parents, or spouses have the flexibility I did during that time but God provided that opportunity to me and it made all the difference in my grief.

Do I still feel grief? Heck yea. This evening I heard a song we sang repeatedly during his last days (“When We All Get To Heaven”) and the waterworks just burst wide open.

But my dad is with our Father & Lord Jesus.

And our Father and sweet Jesus are here with me. They’re clinging me close during this time.

Would I be devastated without the complete assurance of heaven? Absolutely. I don’t know how I would survive. So the promise of our future and Jesus’s sacrifice has a renewed assurance for me.  

Friends, the Lord has a plan. He’s working it for good. When He was setting up my situation so that I could spend that time with Dad, I had no idea what was coming. I didn’t know to set that stage. And sometimes it was a little uncomfortable. But knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t change anything.

Friends, remember this: Before you even knew there was a problem, God had already provided the solution. 

God is great and He loves us. Trust and exhale. 

Letting Go
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