Sunday, November 1, 2009
If you know me, you probably knew this was coming.
I miss my daddy.
Most especially, I just can't get over that my kids won't know him on this side of Jesus' return. I was talking to Anna Grace about him today and I just couldn't get over how she didn't know him- how I had to tell her that she would just love him. I see so much of his personality in her.
It was a busy day- a busy weekend for that matter. I didn't have much time to process anything.
But words of life and blessing and hope and love came through anyway- via calls and texts and emails and especially sweet whispers of love from my Father's heart to mine today.
Like a beautiful blue sky, the fulfillment that comes with serving others, the laughter of my son, and watching my little girl dance and raise her arms while worshiping her King Jesus in the back of the church today.
It's been seven years now since I last saw my dad.
But somehow, while I watched Anna Grace dance, I knew that my God was very near. He always is. And He comes to give life- even in the places of my heart that ache the most.
In hope, I wait for Him.
May you also find hope in Him today.
Isaiah 35:10 "...gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away."