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It’s not time to get back to being normal…

People tell me that things will soon return to NORMAL. They are referencing the death of my dad that happened on June 17th, just a couple of weeks ago. Can I just say that I don’t do normal very well, things will never be the same after my dads death but things will return to what we know as our daily routine. My world has been shaken, my dad was one of the best friends that I have ever had. My dad has never forsaken me when it comes to being there for me. Dad always knew how to fix a problem. If it was a leaky roof, he fixed it. If it was a bill that needed to be paid, he paid it. If it was a question that you had, he would help find the solution.

I daydreamed about my dad living to be 100 and healthy enough to enjoy life, but that didn’t happen.

The Bible says that God has given us 70 years on average and sometimes a person can live longer.

Psalm 90:10 NLT

Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away.

I have the typical regrets, I wish I had been with dad more. I wish I had said this or that. I wish… But the truth is, I don’t really have any regrets. My dad and I were close for almost 48 years. We did life together. We built things together, we farmed together in my younger years. We rode bikes together after dad’s heart attack, a lot. In the past several years we would go out to dinner or eat at each others home several times a week. We lived in sight of each other and got to see each other almost every day. We did life together. Dad was able to know my children and love them. Dad was able to know my grandchildren and love them. The past three years we have had the awesome blessing of going to church together. Dad was better than Super Man to me, he was Super Dad.

You can’t take all that away and get back to NORMAL. Things will never be the same but we will move on and live life and tell everyone we can about where daddy is now. You see, daddy is in Heaven. I really believe that, the Bible teaches us that Jesus has gone to prepare our permanent dwelling place and when things are ready, he is coming back for us. Dad’s place was obviously ready because God never does things at the wrong time. God is never early and he is never late, he is right on time. The Bible says that our days are numbered and dad’s days here on this earth were done on June 17th, 2013. Oh God I miss my daddy more than anything else in this world right now but I know where he is. I know that I cannot bring him back here to be with us but I know that we will one day, when our days are done, go to be with him for ETERNITY.

No, things will never be NORMAL again in our lives but God is faithful and our hope is in Him. We are picking up where Dad left off. We will learn from the lessons he taught us and we will be a strong family who remembers what an awesome dad, husband, grandfather, and friend that we have and I say have because daddy will live forever, he is just waiting for us to come to him.

I love you daddy.



June 29, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Well said Ronnie….I miss my dad too! I miss his big bear hugs that always seem to make everything better. God never said our life would be easy, but that He would be with us EVERY step of the way, and when we’re too weak, HE will carry us. May God carry you through this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you!

    Comment by Susan White | June 29, 2013 | Reply

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