Monday, October 23, 2017

Missing Dad...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll address an issue that truly touches my heart.  Similar to what I did earlier this year.

It's regarding my dad's death.

I must admit that I miss my dad.  And, it's now 29 years since his life ended.

Truly, I miss both my dad and mom.  :'(   Just as I mentioned on August 27th, while missing my mom on the anniversary of her death.

Here is a photo of my mom and dad, when we celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, many years ago.
My mom and dad... February 22, 1972

It's possible that some people would say I am still feeling grief. 

It may be the case.  But, it seems to happen not just with my dad, but also with other people who I've loved, who died.

Yes, I miss him. 

Just as I miss other people.  I miss my deceased husband, my brother, my granddaughter and other relatives and friends.

Is this grief? 

Only God knows, to be sure.  I'm sometimes thinking it's grief, but sometimes just think that I miss those people I love.

Even so, God knows that we will feel this way when someone we love, dies.

Thinking about the loss we feel when someone we love dies, made me think of James 4:9, "Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness."

Yes, we can be afflicted.  And, usually are.

We mourn... and weep.

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, we need to let our laughter be turned into mourning and our joy into heaviness.

This tells us that God truly knows how we will feel, and how we truly need to feel.  Plus, He helps us... always.

For this, I'm thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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