Sunday, November 09, 2008

Seven months ago my Dad had a heart attack. Many of the visitors to my blog know the whole story, but if you don't you can read about it here. Thankfully my Dad is still alive and doing remarkably well. My Dad's story is a miracle and we give all glory and praise to our Father in heaven.
In the days following my Dad's surgery, when we did not know if Dad would survive or not...we wondered about many things.
Would we have an opportunity to talk to our Dad about life, God, politics, or share a good joke? What would Dad's life be like if he managed to survive? Would he be able to enjoy fishing with his children or grandchildren? Would he be able to hunt again? Would he be able to watch his oldest grandson shoot his first deer?
The questions and thoughts raced through my mind until my head began to pound relentlessly. I soon realized, I needed to place everything into the capable hands of the Lord. I could not control the outcome or change what had happened. All I could do was trust the "One" who loved my Dad more than I could even comprehend.
Today I want to celebrate the second chance my Dad has been given. This week-end he is hunting with my brother, David, and his oldest grandson, Sidney. Dad is not able to shoot a gun this year and so he is helping, Sidney. I have heard from my Mom they are having a wonderful time. I am thankful they can all be together and I look forward to hearing the hunting stories. The Moorhead family is known to tell a few "tall tales" from time to time!
This summer we were able to go fishing with my Dad. As the boat pulled away from the dock...tears of joy filled my eyes. Jacob had fished with Grandpa before...but Matthew had never had the opportunity too. We had a wonderful time together and I will share some of the highlights of our trip at another time.
Leading up to the election, Dad and I had many political conversations. We were both convinced that John McCain would win the election....were were devestated when that did not happen. We will put our trust in the Lord.
We have had many opportunities to laugh, talk about God, and just enjoy wonderful conversations with each other.
Today, I give thanks for my Dad's life! I give thanks for my Mom...she has been Dad's biggest cheerleader. Their lives changed...but they are doing great. God has given us so many wonderful gifts to be thankful for each and every day.


AmusedMomma said...

Oh yes, what a great reason to celebrate!

Glad you still have your dad to cherish in this life and share such joyous with.

Shannon Jacobyansky said...

I am thankful for your mom and dad as well! Because of them and their love for each other they gave me you!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17

Cheryl said...

Amen! (What Shannon said.)

And I'm so glad your dad is doing so well. Thanks be to God!

AmusedMomma said...

Got a Meme for ya if you want to participate!