Yesterday was a tough day. We got a call at about 7:30 a.m. telling us that my dad had passed away. As I write this I'm grieving but filled with joy knowing he is in the presence of our heavenly father and enjoying perfect health...something he hasn't known for many years.
Thanks a ton for all the comments and emails of support and encouragement the past couple of weeks. It has meant a lot. If the technological world of texts, instant messaging, facebook, blogs etc. have hurt "true community", I haven't sensed it during this time. I have had very few face to face conversations about my dad in recent days, but have never experienced more community and closeness with the body of Christ.