Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Healed at Last

The bottom line is that my dad succumbed to his bout with cancer. The good news is he did not go down without a fight. My dad's loss is huge. He was the most wonderful man. He had no time for drama. He lived his life simple and straight forward. He did great and expected great. He loved his family something fierce. We are all feeling his void, but also know that he is in a wonderful place.

I have been seeing butterflies constantly the last few weeks. I mentioned it to Nas who Googled it and it means a change or transition is coming. While I was in my parents back yard yesterday, I saw three butterflies within a few minutes. Matty said he saw a ton of dragonflies yesterday too. We both took comfort in these sightings.

The outpouring of love we have received from family and friends is definitely helping. Thanks to everyone for the phone calls, text & Facebook messages and emails. You will never know how much your words have comforted us.

Erin ♥

The following is from my dad's CaringBridge site.

Dear friends and family,
We have bittersweet news to share. Our dad passed away last night at 8:00 p.m. with my mom, Brenda and Cynthia by his side, while Erin was patched in via cell phone in Vancouver. His death came suddenly and unexpected. While we are heartbroken that our dad is gone from this world, we are so happy that he is no longer suffering and in pain and is now in Heaven with his Lord and Savior. Thank you so much for all the prayers and well wishes. We are especially thankful for all the friends and family who made it down to visit with our dad the last two weeks. He enjoyed every moment!!
Again, thanks so very much for all the love. 
Audrey, Cynthia, Mike, Caleb, Sammee, Erin, Omid, Naseem, Matty, Remy, Brenda, Tom, Cayden, Kohl, Conner & Barley.
John 14:1-2  
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.