Friday, February 14, 2014

~PEACE THIS VALENTINE'S DAY~

Celebrating LOVE today in it's purest form.

I hope your day is wonderful and filled with hugs, kisses and lots of love and affection.
Yesterday was a tough day visiting my beloved father in ICU.  He's hooked up to machines and he remains unresponsive.
  (Thank you to those of you who stopped by yesterday and for your kindness and prayers towards my family.)

My heart is broken.

I was hoping my dad would wake up so I could see his beautiful eyes again and he could see my children as they stood by my side...

He'd be so proud of them and the amazing human beings they've become.
Before we left for the evening we all held hands and I prayed over the man who did the same for me so many times.  My mind raced back to the time when I was four and in the hospital with some blood disorder.  He was my rock.  He was strong.  He was my hero.

I remember the sound of his deep melodic voice and the prayers he prayed over me as I cried in his arms and begged to go home.
If I could have crawled up onto the hospital bed and laid beside my father I would have.  Instead, I held his right hand and kissed his lips and white whiskery cheeks.  I breathed in long and slow before asking God to show mercy upon His humble servant, William, and bring peace to his long suffering mind and body...

Peace.
In whatever form God sees best to send it.

For as long as I live I will miss the tiny box of chocolates my father left for me each and every Valentine's Day morning and the little "I LOVE YOU" cards scribbled out in his distinctive hand.  Although not without flaw, he will always be perfectly imperfect in my eyes and I will forever remain a blessed daughter.

Blessings as you remember that
LOVE NEVER FAILS.
(I Corinthians 13:8 NIV)...

Love to you~

26 comments:

Julie Marie said...

My dear friend, I wish I had some comforting words to say to you... please know my prayers are there for all of you... of course your dear daddy knows you were all there... and sees all... your life has been filled with his love and will always continue to do so... much love, Julie Marie

Pondside said...

You and I are on different stages in the same journey - we all are, really. My heart goes out to you at this time. Blessings to you and your family.

Simple Pleasure said...

Oh, Rebecca...tears are streaming my cheeks as I read your last two posts. Rather than say I am sorry for the sorrow you and your family is experiencing, I want to shout how thrilled I am for all the wonder memories you hold in your heart.
I will pray for you and your family at this time of great need.
Wishing you love and peace...
Patricia

Marilou said...

Prayers for your Father Rebecca, regardless of the outcome I'm sending loving wishes and hugs.
Marilou xoxo

Beth Niquette said...

Your words brought back so many memories. I lost my own precious Daddy last year. I'm praying for you and for your family.

((hugs))

Debby Ray said...

Rebecca, I am so sorry to hear about your father. May the Lord continue to bring you peace, whatever the circumstances.

Blessings,
Debby

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Rebecca, what a heartfelt post. I'm sitting here with thoughts of your sad and broken heart. Prayers are being said as I type this. God bless your daddy and god bless you and your dear family. What a tough time. Take care, dear friend. I feel your pain, my daddy was my hero and will always be.
Nancy
xo

Marilyn Stevens said...

God will give you Peace....

Roselle said...

Dear Rebecca:
You popped into my mind the other night when I was praying. For real. And the next day I saw on FB that your Daddy was in ICU. So, I had prayed and I will continue to pray.
Love,
Roselle

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hurt for you because I know how much you love him. I loved my daddy that way, too, and finally prayed that he be released from his suffering. He was so young, and so was I.

I am thinking of you, sweet Becky, and I pray that The Lord holds you especially close during this trying time.

xoxoxox

Sheila

NanaNor's said...

Dear Rebecca, Praying for perfect peace for you and yours. It is so very hard to walk through this journey.
Sending hugs and love your way.
Noreen

NanaDiana said...

God bless you, Rebecca, as you remember the best of the best of your Daddy! xo Diana

Jan Tanis said...

Hugs ♥

Theresa said...

I SO understand where you are! My Daddy was and will always be my Valentine:) I am praying for all of you, for your sweet HERO that you call Daddy and for all of your family! Peace is what we will pray for, peace for all! Love and prayers coming your way sweet Rebecca, from my heart to yours!

Maggie said...

Praying for everlasting peace for your dear father, and for healing for your broken heart.

With love,
Maggie

Glamour Girls said...

Rebecca, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know you love him so much. I love reading about the close relationship that you had with him. Sadly, my Father was never close to any of us, so I can only dream of what is would have been like.
I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Take care, my friend.

Vikki

Lisa said...

May the God of all peace bless you and your family.

Mary H said...

My dear Rebecca~ My heart is breaking for you and your family, but love the wonderful picture memories and prayers are with all of you. It is so hard to watch our loved ones go through this. Warm hugs and much love at this difficult time.
The stories and pictures brought tears to my eyes as I read. XXOO
~Mary H

Tamara said...

Dear Rebecca,
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad and your sorrows. May you find comfort in your sweet memories and in The Lord. Love and prayers to you and your family during this most difficult time.
Blessings and hugs,
Tamara

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh sweet friend, I'm so sorry you are facing yet another storm. There seems to be seasons of this. Will be praying for God's continued peace as you wait.

La Petite Gallery said...

My Dear Rebecca,
My heart goes out to you and I send warm hugs to you. Your Dad was such a handsome young man and did a great job raising a lovely woman as you.
I believe he will always be close
to you and watching and guiding
you forever. If the time comes tell him it's OK, to go. My prayers are with you.
yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

My Dear Rebecca,
My heart goes out to you and I send warm hugs to you. Your Dad was such a handsome young man and did a great job raising a lovely woman as you.
I believe he will always be close
to you and watching and guiding
you forever. If the time comes tell him it's OK, to go. My prayers are with you.
yvonne

Mary Molina said...

Rebecca

My prayers go out to you and and your family. Let His will be done. Only He knows when your father is ready to be received by Him. Please be strong for your mom. She will need you so. My heart goes out to you and yours. You have been such a wonderful daughter and he a wonderful father. You have lots of memories to hold on to. Take care,,,,Mary

Christy Buchanan said...

Oh Rebecca, so many of us feel what you are going thru and continue to pray for you and your family. Blessings and comfort, Christy

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hugs and comfort during this time.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Rebecca, a broken heart on Valentine's day will be one you will never forget. I lost a very true friend on the 14th and I remember it as clear as yesterday. I know how close you were to your Dad, and believe me it is a day to day adjustment, having them pass to our Lord. Prayers for all of you.

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