Thursday, November 26, 2009

Grateful Heart

Dad & Me, 1965

Strong, wonderful, compassionate, wise, hysterically funny, handsome, never-meets-a-stranger, giving.

Heart of Gold.

Last week his golden heart was opened by surgeons and he is now home recuperating.

I get to travel south to love on him in the coming days.

I am thankful God saw to it to keep him around here a while longer.

(And thankful that if he would have passed through this life, we would be reunited one day in a "mansion just over the hill" the greatest Thanksgiving table there will ever be!)

My heart overflows with all my blessings today.

But mostly I thank the Blessing Giver.

My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness. I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words. Psalm 45:1, The Message


carissa... brown eyed fox said...

be safe.
glad you will be with your dad... oh... i know you will soak in all that love.

love to you & your family... blessings...
and a hAppY Thanksgiving!

Claudia said...

Happy Thanksgiving - I'm happy to hear you will be able to be with your Dad soon.

Mrs. C... said...

Oh friend, how I know the situation that your family faced. Having had to face it myself this summer. I pray that your faith in all things from HIM is continually renewed and given strength. I pray for your safety in travel. I also pray for the happiness and security that comes when in Daddy's arms, no matter how old we get.

patty said...

oh you gave me chills. i'll be keeping you and your dad in my prayers. i'm glad you will be able to be with him, too... love to you, friend. ((H))

Paul said...

You are lucky, blessed, most fortunate to have your Dad - and he is just as lucky, blessed, most fortunate to have you.

These Are The Days said...

Glad to hear your dad is OK and doing well now. It's hard watching our parents get old...something about our daddy's.

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