Monday, September 29, 2008
Well, the day has begun early for me today. I awoke at 4:55AM. I didn't know that anything that began with a 4 also HAD an AM. Anyway, I know sit in a US Air terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport awaiting a flight to Philadelphia that will eventually lead me to New Orleans.
This will definitely be a long day and a long week. You see, my father passed away last week, and as his oldest, alot of the responsibilities have fallen to me. There is such a wide range of emotions that I experience today. There is sadness that the days have been cut short, but also sense of gratitude to the Lord of His amazing promise. I didn't grow up with my father, but had always prayed and believed the Scripture that spoke of turning the hearts of the father back to their children. For years this never happened. About 6 years ago, it began. The last siz years I have been able to be there for my dad. A few months ago he was diagnosed with liver disease and began a rapid downward spiral...and I was there. 3 weeks ago, I was able to be there to spend time with him in a nursing home, to clothe him, to love him, to take care of him.
What an awesome privelege to be there to honor my father. A long day, a long week, but what an honor...to thank God for being true to His Word.