Thursday, January 28, 2010

One Year Ago

About this time one year ago, I drove my father to the hospital, he died that afternoon. I am still sorry I was not there because I returned to work for an hour, but I am glad my last words to him were, "I love you."

So many of you prayed for him, my mother, and me for 2 years. I am so thankful for the prayers.

I am not sad today secure in the knowledge of where he is...

Remember Earth is our temporary home, we are going to live in a place with no tears, no sickness, no disease, no war, no poverty and no sin!

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."

4 comments:

annie's eyes said...

Anniversaries of deaths are powerful days. Something inside us revisits the tender places.My heart is heavy for you today, though you never grieve as one without Hope. Love and hugs, Annette G

luvmy4sons said...

Yes...everything new. Till that day we wait and groan in anticipation. I know you miss him. Love always in Christ. Leslie

Bev Brandon said...

Oooh Annette, your words are so heartfelt and beautiful to me. I never left my mom's bedside for the last few days of her life as she lay dying except for two hours to go to my own kids and that's when she died in a relative's arms. I was really sad about that. Thank you for sharing! May you know God's comfort and presence this morning.

Karen said...

Praying for you this weekend...

love you,
karen