Thursday, November 12, 2009

Our road has come to an end

I know I haven' t been the best at blogging lately, but have wanted to get on here the past few days to let you all know what has been going on.
As you may (or may not) know, my dad had been on a "Road to a Kidney" for some time now.  He started on Dialysis 3 times a week this past summer after his open heart surgery.  He fought as much as he could, however, I come today with a very heavy heart.
My beloved father passed away early Sunday morning.  He had said he was "tired" and just couldn't fight any more.  As hard as it is, I know my father is no longer in pain and is spending is days with our Heavenly Father.
I never had any doubt about my father's faith, but if I did, those doubts, they would have long since been gone.  We found a book that my dad had been writing in called "A Father's Legacy".  In it, we found out what an awesome relationship with God he had.  It was amazing...brought tears to our eyes to see how passionate he was about what it means to be a Christian and how he felt about his family.  What a great Legacy to leave behind!
I have decided to be sure to work on my "Reflections from a Mother's Heart" book that I have received.  No one knows how short life is...that was made all to clear for me this past summer when my cousin's wife (41) passed away of a heart attack and again with my dad who seemed fine just a few short days ago.
I have been so blessed with having that "Peace that Passes all understanding" that God gives (Philippians 4:7).  My heart is overwhelmed with the love and comfort from family and friends...some who lived close and those who live very far away.  The prayers were felt from the time I sent out a plea to pray on Wednesday (11/4/09), through dad's death (11/8/09), through the funeral (11/10/09), and even today.  We have the Memorial service this Saturday.  We are calling it a "Celebration of Pat's Life" appropriate!  We do need to celebrate all that my dad has done in his life and where he is now, standing on the streets of gold with Jesus...although, I'm sure he's probably fishing.
My thoughts are now getting all jumbled up in my head, so I'm going to stop for now.  Thank you to those who were praying for our family, we greatly appreciate it!

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