Sunday, April 24, 2016

Remembrance



Remembering my father today… my heart is so tender. 
I've held on to this dear Ken shirt from the early 70's because it reminds me of dad.
 I want to laugh and cry. You never know the gifts our departed leave behind.
 I have a short story - it is intertwined with my Heavenly Father's goodness…. 


I added my father's info on Find A Grave (on the web) - I was able to settle him with his other deceased family members in this way. I also learned a lot about my ancestors. 
Fast forward two years… this February, my other sister and niece found me
 by also researching ancestors on Find A Grave.  My love doubled.
 I already have a beautiful sister and niece (Michelle and Danaye), 
and now I have two more beautiful souls in my life - Deborah and Sara.  
When I was little, I always knew I had a half-sister from my dad's previous marriage. 
 I treasured the picture that I saw - a black and white photo of teenage Deborah
 with brown shoulder length hair and thick bangs, 
with eye's like my Father's behind thick rimmed glasses…
 my half-sister, never forgotten.   Forty years later we finally connect. 


I have no words, only tears of gratitude to God. 
Some things take a long time, and then there's no such thing 
as 'time' anymore - we'll just all be together again.

2 comments:

  1. "You never know the gifts our departed leave behind."
    What a wonderful story of finding new family. That is truly a gift.
    xx

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