Many thoughts have swirled through my mind over this last week. It has been just over a week since my dad went home to be with the Lord. Over that period of time I have been overwhelmed with encouraging phone calls, emails, cards, and conversations. Occasionally, I have wanted to slip into a mind-numbed state of existence, where I ignore everyone and just stay in my little hole. At other times, I have craved the companionship and conversation with others. I have found that I can easily vacillate between the two extremes at any given point as well. But overall, I have found the encouragement that God gives and that His people give have been more than sufficient for any heartfelt anguish I have experienced in the loss of my dad.
So I say “Thank You” to all of you who have graciously touched my heart with your words, prayers, and presence. Your friendship is truly treasured.
Psalm 68:5 — “Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.”