Two weeks ago, my stepmom called and asked if I would come to Newton to help them with a few difficult decisions. I knew that with my busy travel/speaking schedule, Madison’s volleyball games, homework, meals, “To Do” lists, etc. - it would be difficult to take a few days off. But…as we know - isn’t it amazing how God works? My stepmom called, God nudged my heart, my schedule cleared, and I grabbed my suitcase.
Those few days two weeks ago were some of our best memories. We visited doctors, picked out a retirement villa, laughed, ate fried chicken and ice cream, and almost went for Chiefs temporary tattoos. :)
God knew what was ahead and He blessed us with unexpected, unplanned, memories for the unknown future we were about to encounter. He knows the days of our lives – the alpha and the omega. The end was near, much to our unawareness.
I could say many things about my dad’s life, but the four most important words I can say with confidence is that “he is in heaven.” He loved the Lord, read his Bible, and was never shy or reluctant to pray in public. His witness was a testimony to shine for God while we walk on this earth - all the numbered days of our lives.
Thank you for the many kind comments and prayers today. I felt everyone of them. Please continue to pray for all the uncertainties, while we place our faith in God’s guidance.
And one more thing - cherish this day. We don’t know what is in store 24 hours from now.