Today is the anniversary of my Daddy’s death. Even though it’s been 20 years, I remember it as if it were yesterday. Isn’t it interesting how “those moments” never fade.
If you haven’t lost someone close to you yet, it’s just a matter of time. For death is a part of life that all must experience. I’ve lost my grandparents and my dear in-laws, and my Dad. With each one, it seems a part of me went with them. Aiden will do something or little things will come up and I think, “Oh, how I wish Daddy could see Aiden! He’d love him!” I know that I’m not alone in dealing with sorrow. Think about poor Job and his wife – they lost all their children at the same time! I can’t imagine the pain. It’s also possible that Jesus lost his earthly father, Joseph, during His time on earth since Mary is mentioned alone at the cross. If Joseph was still alive, Jesus would not have needed to ask John to take care of Mary. That’s comforting to me. He truly knows how sorry feels.
Time does help heal the acute pain. Others, such as grandchildren, come into our lives and we find that we’re smiling again and thinking of our loved ones who have passed on with fond memories. Life goes on until it’s our time to cross over. May we live our lives in such a way that heaven will be our eternal home! I miss you, Daddy! God Bless, Courtney