Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heaven

"How's your--"

SLAM!

dad doing?

My alarm and its 5 o'clock music interrupted the question in my dream this morning, but I heard it anyway. And no surprise, it's woven to my sub-conscience, because yesterday was the eight-month mark since my dad's passing.

As I lay in bed before getting up, running over the sadness of that question--How's your dad doing?--I remembered what my five-year-old said last night when I tucked her in.

"We know where Papa is. Papa's in Heaven."

This after no prompting from me. I hadn't shared with her what date it was.

How's your dad doing?

And the answer pressed me, just like I'd pressed the alarm's snooze button.

He's in Heaven.

I trust it because my daughter knows the truth. She is a pure and open channel that way. She knows.

My dad's doing just fine.

21 comments:

Jen Payne said...

Lovely.

Karen Lange said...

What a blessing to have that assurance! And what a treasure we have of strength in Him.
Blessings,
Karen

AvDB said...

Such a lovely post. I'm glad you, your kids, and your dad have all found your peace.

The Hat Chick said...

Wrap yourself in that comfort! It is truely a blessing!

thedomesticfringe said...

Where's the LIKE button on this post!

Be comforted. Your daddy's in the presence of our Almighty God and that's a good place to be.

Hugs Janna!
-FringeGirl

Liza said...

Glad your girl gave you that comfort.

Debbie said...

What a comfort that is!

Diane said...

Him and my mom are looking down on us and smiling. :O)

Melissa Marsh said...

Hugs, Janna. You have a very wise little girl. :-)

septembermom said...

I tell my daughter how my Dad is up in Heaven watching us and protecting us. She never knew him, but I can see her face brighten when I tell her about all the love in Heaven looking out for us.

Sending love and hugs to you Janna.

Analisa said...

Yes he is just doing fine and he is part of your future!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Definitely need a "like" button! I'm so sorry for your physical separation, but I am so happy you will see him again!

Karen said...

Janna, blessings, dear friend.

Michelle said...

Hello!!

So lovely!

Glynis said...

Hugs x

DL Hammons said...

*sigh*

Jennifer Shirk said...

That knowledge really is a comfort to us left on earth. (hugs) I know it's still not easy.

Capri K said...

Yes, he is just fine!
That was a nice kiss on the cheek from God, just for you!

Deb Shucka said...

Blessings to you all. I love it when God uses kids to talk to us.

Duane Scott said...

So beautiful.

Simple.

But beautiful.

khushi said...

I can relate to that. Something similar said by my younger son when my husband passed away many years ago. And I've been having many thoughts as his death anniversary approaches on the 27th.