4 years ago today, my dad passed away. But 4 years ago, my dad also lived a full life.
every year this day, i think i post about my dad in some way. Although it was short time I spent with him, I’m so glad that I can also say it was very full. It just saddens me that some will never have the privilege of knowing him. But I feel that I get to share that legacy my dad has left behind for others to know him. A man who truly finished the race well and loved the Lord and others so well that strangers come to me even now to tell me what an impact he had on their lives.
These are just some of the memories he’s left me with :)
I remember times when he would drive me to my hs which was always about 20min-30min drive in the morning bc I missed the train (let’s just say, I rarely caught the right train :P).
When I was younger, I remember secretly pretending to be sleep just so that he would carry me up to my room, but I’m pretty sure he knew I was awake. ;P And I think he secretly wanted to bring me up too lol
I remember when my sisters and mom weren’t home and we were out of milk, my father’s choice of cooking: cereal with orange juice (it tasted terrible! lol)
I remember whenever we went out as a family, my mom was always the quick one who left the car and into our destination. My dad would always drop us off first and park. But I would wait for him and we would always walk in together with our arms linked or I held his hand. I cherish those moments. and I miss him even more.
Something I’ve come to realize lately is that the Lord must really love me that he gave me a dad that resembled Him so much on this earth. I just hope and pray that I would exude more of Him too. That I would have given my heart and life to serve and love others. That even after I die, people would say that when they saw me or were around me, they always felt Jesus’ love for them.
Dad, I miss you more than you know. But I look forward to the day that I will hold hands with you and with my heavenly Father in the other and walk through heaven sharing millions of stories. I will always miss you, but I thank God that he sends someone new for me to miss: a little bundle of joy who i haven’t met yet but I already miss so much lol.
Love, Me <3 See you soon!