Life, Death and Memories

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I know I’ve had some new readers over the past few weeks and you’ve probably noticed it’s been awhile since my last post.

I hadn’t planned on it being that way – but I was interrupted by life – or more precisely – by death.   And the thing about death is it reminds u that death is a part of life and we all will face it one day.

My dear Daddy left this land of the dying on April 9th, on his journey to a better land where there will be no more dying.  I was able to spend his last days on this earth with him.

It was, I suppose a blessing, in that it was not a prolonged affair, as he was at my sister’s home for just under two weeks after being released from rehab.  I was there with him just about a week, and I watched as his body and mind deteriorated on almost an hourly basis.  However, there were times when he knew that family and friends were there and we were able to let him know we loved him, read his favorite Bible passages to him, and sing some of his favorite hymns.  We couldn’t do his very favorite – “Precious Memories”, as it would have been impossible for any of us to get through.  And during that time we were able to reflect back on our precious memories of days gone by when my daddy was strong and healthy and sound of mind and body.

And we are blessed in knowing that we will see him like that again someday!

Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
    Remind me that my days are numbered—
    how fleeting my life is.
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
    My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
    at best, each of us is but a breath.” Interlude

We are merely moving shadows,
    and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth,
    not knowing who will spend it.
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
    My only hope is in you”.

Psalms 39:4-7 (New Living Translation)