His illness also brought us back together. Life gets away from us all, we forget to check in on those we love. We forget to spend time with the most important people. This made us all STOP and change the nature of our lives as dad's illness became the sun we all orbited around. I am forever changed through all this, hopefully for the better. If you are reading this, please know you are loved and appreciated from the bottom of my heart.
Today I will leave you with dad's favorite poem, The Dash and also with Psalm 23. God is Love and He is our anchor of strength through this life!
The Dash Poem (By Linda Ellis)
The Lord Is My ShepherdA Psalm of David.
23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD