Seven years ago today, my Dad lost his battle to cancer. It is so hard to think it has already been 7 years of events and memories he has missed. My heart breaks that my older children barely remember Papa David and our younger kiddos will never know him. They were only 3 yrs old and 1 yr old when he passed away.
Before Dad died, he left a gift for each of us four kids with instructions not to open until after he passed away.
December 7, 2010, I opened that box. It was a wind-chime with the engraving "Love you Tish, Dad". It had a poem with it titled "Whispers From Heaven".
Whispers From Heaven
When I left this world without you
I know it made you blue.
Your tears fell so freely,
I watched; I know this is true.
While you were weeping,
Days after I passed away-
While all was silent within me,
I saw you kneel to pray.
From this wonderful place called heaven
Where all my pain is gone,
I send a gentle breeze to whisper,
"My loved ones, please go on"
The peace that I have found here
Goes far beyond compare
No rain, no clouds, no suffering-
Just LOVE from everywhere.
You need not be troubled
Just stay close to GOD in prayer
Someday we'll be reunited
My love, HIS love surrounds you always,
That wind-chime hangs on my back patio. I sit in the still and quiet and listen to the gentle breeze play the chimes. I love you Dad. Miss you EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Praying for all of you who have lost loved ones this holiday season.