PAPA’s 8th

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Today marks my father’s 8th year death anniversary. It’s already been so long since he passed away but it seemed just yesterday. We still missed him so badly. I know that he is now at peace and we will meet again someday in heaven.

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we inevitably have to face. The grief, the pain, the emptiness could be overwhelming. Yes, it is not easy to just accept that the person who once a part of our everyday life had been gone and no matter what we do, we cannot change the fact that we have to continue living without them. At the height of the situation, we could be weakened and discouraged. Yet, as time went by, we can come to accept the light of what happened and acceptance and understanding will now furtively creep into our being. We will be renewed and be encouraged again to thrive in the remaining days of our lives. We are only sojourners here on Earth and when our time comes, we are to leave as well and we will be reunited with our Maker. 

As we remember the passing of my father, I am also reminded that He is now in the care of the loving hands of God. We only have to rejoice and lament no more.

“All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.” – Ecclesiastes 3:20

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