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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thinking About Dad

Almost a year has gone by since Dad left earth to go to his eternal home. Happy 1st eternal birthday Dad. They say that time heals all things...and in some cases it may...although, I am beginning to wonder if I will ever feel less sad or less weepy when I think about Dad passing away. Him not being here on earth has sure left a great big empty spot in my heart. But it is also making me look even more forward to continuing on this journey and doing my best cuz someday, I know I will see him again.

On March 27th 2011... after a battle with congestive heart failure, Dad made a right turn and took the exit ramp from the Kings Highway. His destination was heaven and the direction he had been given for the Journey was Jesus saying, "I AM THE WAY."

 Dad had traveled many miles before he made it to this destination. Sometimes his journey was slow, sometimes he was tempted by the many billboards and rest stops that enticed him to pull off for awhile. But always, Dad got back on the highway, never taking his foot from the accelerator, continuing to move forward, never looking back.

Dad also had the privilege, while driving on this highway, to be a driving instructor. He taught his five students to stay between the lines, when to shift gears, how to manage the clutch, the gas pedal and the brake, how to make minor repairs, change the oil, and change a flat tire. He taught us when to go, when to slow down, when to speed up and to never, never give up even when it seems to tough to go on.

Dad taught me well, because I too am now driving on this journey with my GPS set for the Kings Highway. Sometimes, I wish I was back in in the passenger seat with Dad in the drivers seat, especially, when this vehicle of mine needs repair. I know what Dad would say though, the same thing he always said when his vehicle was in need of repair.

"Needs a tune-up, check the oil, change the spark plugs and don't worry daughter the Master Mechanic will keep your engine runing smoothly if you submit to His vehicle inspection."

It's a highway to heaven, none can go up there but the pure in heart. It's a highway to heaven...driving up the Kings Highway...

"And an Highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness..." Isaiah 35:8

I'm on my way Dad...Thanks for the lessons
See ya later alligator...
After while crocodile

Love you and miss you Dad...

1 comment:

  1. To me, this is by far the best post yet.
    You are not alone....it has been 19 years, and there are times, well, you know what I mean, don't you?
    Much love from Virginia Beach, VA.