Today, April 20, 2010 marks 2 years of my dad’s trip to Heaven. Dad went on a lot of trips, and so it seems appropriate to call it his one-way trip to Heaven, on April 20, 2008. It marks a day of relief, when his pain finally was gone, and our prayers for healing finally happened, just in a different way. We rejoiced that he was finally free from the pain and agony of cancer, and was with his Saviour, for whom he served faithfully, truly deserving of the words: ‘Well done, faithful servant’. I don’t know how I’ll feel on this day, but I’ll probably be fine. I’m always fine, it’s confusing. I do want to recognize and remember him though. I’m working on a song about my dad, but it’s not ready yet. Actually I could probably write a bunch of songs about my dad, so I’m working on just one of the first songs about my dad. Working title: More Than I’d Like To Admit.
The best way to remember for me is to look at photos and remember the good things about his life.
We’ve also had the joy of looking through some old slides of photos that he took back in his college days at Moody and before he and mom were married and some after I was born. Here are a couple of those pictures, from my dad the hobby photographer: with special thanks to Daniel Balboa for scanning these for me. :]
mom, me and one of her bridesmaids.