Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Daddy has embarqued on a wild journey...

I'm sorry for not updating this sooner, but life has been in a bit of a tale wind since last week. For those of you who do not know yet, Daddy passed last Thursday afternoon. He never wanted to be kept alive on machines without a hope and that is where we found ourselves last Wednesday. After speaking with the doctors one last time, my mom came home and spoke with all of us kids. We all agreed that it was time to let him go.

His passing has left a void in our lives and although we are sad, we are also joyful because we know he is in a much better place. When I close my eyes and picture him, he is always walking, running, or having deep intellectual conversations with Jesus. All things he would be overjoyed to do. I'm happy that he is no longer hindered by the physical handicaps he endured for 65 years and that he is in a place to obtain absolute truth to his questions. Our family is loving him in our hearts but trying to move forward into this new season we find ourselves. Mom is moving furniture around and in essence evicting "Muscular Dystrophy" from her house. She misses daddy, but won't tolerate the restraints of that handicap another day. I'm happy that she can embrace the good in this new season. We will all see daddy again and are confident that the dreams and prophetic words regarding him walking are not void now. We anticipate a day in the future when Jesus returns, to meet my dad walking through the door in his redeemed body. That was the only regret he had, to not be here on the side of the physical to receive his new body.....and he will be getting that anyways, just from the other side, so that's not bad for having regrets!

The memorial service will be this Sunday, October 25th at the Orlando House of Prayer (OHOP) at 3pm. Address: 495 W. Silverstar Rd., Ocoee, FL 34761. In lieu of flowers, my mother has requested a monetary donation be made to the Central Florida Compassion Center...the food pantry that my dad volunteered at. Checks can be made out to OHOP and will be forwarded in entirety.

A special thank you to all who have supported us through prayer, food and kind words...we appreciate your love and generosity more than we can express through words.

Blessings!
~Erika

2 comments:

Dixiemom7 said...

You've been in my thoughts and prayers. you are all amazing. However, I have to admit to tears on your behalf & a deep longing to spend more time with my Daddy.

Matt & Erika Bond said...

Thanks Dixie... the tears have been coming this morning as well while getting ready for the memorial service.

Love you ;)