Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tough Question

Friends: I have a very difficult question to ask.

I'll get right to the point. On New Year's Day, 2010, my 77-year-old father went to be with the Lord.

And here's my question for anyone who's lost a parent: How do you get through the pain?


WhiteStone said...

Karen, so sorry to hear about your father.

My Dad died 25 years ago and I still miss him. There were multiple things going on in my life at the time and so I was not able to mourn until later. My Dad was a fine Christian man. And as much as I'd love to see him walk through the door, I am content to know that I will see him again someday in heaven.

I still miss my Dad. And you will always miss yours. But what a gracious hope we have in Christ.

WhiteStone said...

Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your father. My own Dad passed away in 1985. I wish I could see him walk through the door just one more time. But I am content that I will see him again when I leave this earth. We have that assured hope in Christ.
I still miss him. You get through the pain with lots of prayer. And a few tears added in.

Debby said...

Oh, Karen. You get through it the same way that you got through breast cancer. One day at a time. It will be hard, and you will cry each and every day for a while. There is no escaping the pain of this life. But gradually that pain will ease into something else, and one day you will find yourself thinking of some little thing about this person, and you will be smiling wistfully. That's when you will know that you are coming out of that hard time.

One day at a time, friend. No matter what the crisis is, simply take it one day at a time.

Debby said...

Just wanted you to know that I am praying for you this morning.

Kerry ABOUT ME said...


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I will be praying for you. I have not been where you are yet, but I can only imagine how hard it must be. My God bless you and may you feel His presence during this time. He provided a way through your breast cancer and I know He will this also. Lots of love, Kerry Osborne

Karen said...

Friends, your comments meant more to me than you'll know. Thanks for being there.

Renee said...

My thoughts were the same as Debby's. You get through it one day at a time just as we did/are through cancer.

My father died at the age of 62 in 1994. Way too young. I miss him and wish that I had time to get to know better as an adult. But at Christmas, as I looked around the table at my brothers, nephews, daughters and grandchildren, I smiled knowing that he would be so proud of what we have made of our lives. . . and to know that we all came from him. Just as we do with our Heavenly Father.

It's okay to be sad, grieve and cry. The bible tells us this in
Ecc 3:4.

Sending you virtual hugs my friend.