This morning I received a heavy-hearted text from my good friend, Karen. She said goodbye to her dad this
morning around 10am. He went home to be with Jesus. I know how real her pain is. I understand there’s nothing that can heal that open wound except God, Himself.

We’re both the same age, and we both now do not have our parents with us on this earth any longer. That alone is a hard reality to deal with.

I received her text as I was in the middle of my BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) class, and my heart became extremely heavy for her. I was reminded quickly that because of Jesus, I, Karen, and all of us still have hope. And I’m completely overwhelmed in that this evening. I’m praying Karen is finding comfort in that truth tonight.

I’ll stand beside her through this. That’s one good thing God has brought out of my parents’ deaths… I now understand what it’s like to lose someone so close and special. I appreciated those who helped me through my parents’ deaths and through the grieving process. I want to do the same for Karen. After all, we’ve been friends since 5th Grade.

On another note, I was reminded of my dad today.

October 2nd is a special day in our family… It’s Bill’s Garage Day… the day Dad purchased his own mechanic garage. Below is last year’s post I wrote about this famous day if you’d like to read it. 🙂

Happy Bill’s Garage Day 2012

Brother Steve called me this morning and wished me a Happy Bill’s Garage Day. He made my day. We talked tonight… he sure knows how to make me laugh. Love him!

Yes, I still miss Dad. There are so many things I wish I could ask him. May I suggest, if you still have your dad on this earth, would you please call him or reach out to him today? I’d give about anything to be able to do so. Someday I’ll be able to once again.

Thank you again for journeying with me and allowing me to share some of my life with you! God bless you!

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