Sunday, April 11, 2010

14 Years

This past weekend was the Christian Challenge Formal and a couple of the staff members brought their daughters and I started to really miss my dad and realized that it has already been fourteen years that I have been without a father. That is a really long time. Then, after a while of crying, I realized that this was all part of God's plan and that his promise is that i will see my dad again. Yeah, I am still sad, but I realize that I am so truly blessed. I know for sure that his death was part of the plan and it has made me a stronger person because of that. I wouldn't trade anything that has happened to me, my mom has an amazing fiance that I see as a father figure, I have THE most amazing people in my life that I am honored enough to call friends, mentors, and brothers and sisters in Christ and lastly, I have my mom and sister. If it weren't for my dad's death, who knows how close we would have been? Would my sister be my absolute best friend in the whole wide world? Would my mom and I be as close as we were now? (That is pretty dang close too!) So, to all you fathers and mothers out there, cherish everything. =)

Revelation 21:3-4

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.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."


  1. Oh Erica. What sweet pictures!! You are indeed one blessed girl. I am sure your dad loved you so deeply and it's true - YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN! For eternity, actually. This time on earth is rather short in comparison. :)

    Love you.

  2. What a beautiful post. How blessed we are! I love you! (And, your dad would be VERY proud of you!)