today we lay my dad to rest

Today We Lay My Dad To Rest

Today we lay my dad to rest… As many of you know, my dad passed away on July 13. I was next to him, along with others, fiercely loving him as he took his last breath. An amazing thing occurred the night before, when my two sisters, my bother and I formed a circle around him, holding hands, and telling him we were forming a circle of love for him. After not having moved or spoken for a few days, …

What Is Heaven Like?

Just Barely Out of Reach

My father is dying of cancer. It’s in his eyes that no longer quite reach me. It’s in the way he searches my face for signs of recognition. Who am I again? It’s in the way his mind pokes in and out of today’s world, seeking something just barely out of reach. It’s in the sheepish, toothless, grin he flashes when he is embarrassed because of something he thought or said. The letting go is everywhere. In his heart, in …