Happy Birthday to my Dad!

Today, I remember my Dad.  As he would’ve turned 85 years old!

Time really heals all wounds.  But I am finding that there will still be times when it hurts really bad because I miss him so much! It hasn’t been a year so it’s still fresh but God’s abundant grace and mercy have been truly my anchor.  Jesus Christ is my rock and my redeemer.  And continues to give me peace and comfort because He is in control.

“In whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?” Job 12.10

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it abundantly.”  John 10.10

I continue to look to Christ as I miss my Dad.  And know He has made everything beautiful in its time.

65 Years Strong

Today my parents have been married for 65 years.

Though my Dad passed away 3 months ago, their marriage continues to be alive in our hearts. There is not a day I don’t think of my parents as an example of showing unconditional love to each other.

Their marriage was far from perfect yet filled with so much hope and love which they truly exemplified in their lives.

Marriage is a commitment which pictures God’s grace and mercy.  And they believe in that truth and lived it out.  Thankful to have personally witnessed it in their lives.  Because they followed the original design of marriage, they have been blessed above and beyond!  And their children continue to benefit from their blessings as we personally see it being passed down from generation to generation.

Through good times and bad times, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.  My parents truly showed me and my siblings how our marriage vows should be lived out.

So thankful and blessed to have them in our lives.  Happy 65 years together Mom and Dad!  ❤


84 years and still going strong!

Today is a special day.  My Dad turned 84!

And he continues to be an inspiration to me and my family.  You see he suffered a major stroke back in February 2003.  And it forever changed his world.  My mom and my whole family.  My Dad is the rock of our family.  He instilled in all of us many lessons including how to work hard, respect others and to be strong no matter what life brings.  And he kept all of us in line and boy do we have lots of stories to tell!  Pretty funny now as we look back  🙂

For me personally, I can still remember the days when I just needed a hug, my Dad was always ready to give me one and even a song to go with it.  Today, I can’t stop giving him a hug whenever I get the chance to see him!

HAPPY 84 years of living a strong, happy, full life Dad!  And we look forward to how God is going to continue to show you His grace and mercy as you choose to live life!