Thursday, November 10, 2011

Four Years Ago

It is never a good thing to hear your phone ring at 4:18am.  Ours rang at that time four years ago today, and I learned that Dad had died.  Not only did my siblings and I have to cope with that thoroughly unexpected event, it started us on an odyssey of coping with a mother who simply could not handle the death of her husband.  Mom ended up living with us from December 2007-March 2008.  Because of her bad decisions in dealing with grief, she missed Thanksgiving, Dad's funeral, and Christmas that year, instead spending those events in a hospital.  It was not until she moved out  that I was able to simply miss my Dad.  His death had caused the 4 worst months of my life.

Four years ago today.  He has been at complete peace and sitting with Jesus for 4years, and that is a wonderful thing. The grief and resentment have long since passed, now I simply miss him.

God is good.


Anna said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and the difficulties of the aftermath. VERY glad to hear that your Dad knew Jesus and now rests with Him.
Anna Thorburn
PS I didn't "unfriend" anyone on FB..I just deactivated my account for a while. Today I thought of you and decided to visit your blog. :)I'!

Barb said...

I am sorry for you loss. My dad will have been gone 6 years on Thanksgiving so I know how you are feeling.