Saturday, February 2, 2013

He Gives and Takes Away

Job 1:21 "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."

Today is a bitter sweet day for me. Two years ago today, my sister gave birth to my precious nephew Miles. He is such a joy! He sings, dances, and cleans his plate (and will clean yours too)! He wakes up every morning with a smile on his face AND he sleeps about ten hours a night. I believe he sleeps so long because of all the energy he uses to keep his mother on her toes. Happy Birthday Miles!

 Today is bitter sweet because at the same time my sister was giving birth, my father lost his life. God was ready for him even though we didn't want to give him up. He was the BEST dad ever! He told me he loved me everytime we talked and everytime he we were together. He NEVER said no to me. Ever. I only remember him spanking me one time. He looked as though he was going to cry lol. My Moma Jean on the other hand had no trouble picking up the spanking slack lol. He also claimed me even though I wasn't his own. From the time I was a baby until now, I have known him as my Daddy George. Him and his wife (Moma Jean) took me on vacations and family reunions and always introduced me as "our baby girl". My sister Sandy always took care of me and looked out for me. My brother Wayne ALWAYS picked on me. I never felt like I didn't belong. Rest in peace Daddy. This song is for you...







10 comments:

  1. God bless you sweetie - I understand your bittersweet happiness as it happened to me as well. My sister died on the day my son was to be born - he was 3 months premature and literally died on the day my sister did, her spirit brought him back to us. It has been 20 years and I remember that day as if it was yesterday! Stay strong...your dad is always with you.

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    1. Wow! Thank you for sharing. God bless you and yours. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I'm sorry for your lost; no matter how long it's been, the memory always seems fresh. My dad died when I was 11 (16 years ago). That song had me in tears...Happy birthday to you nephew. I hope you have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you. That is one of my favorite songs. Sometimes I smile and sing along and sometimes I cry. I hope your weekend was great!

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  3. what a beautiful post! you nephew Miles has taken your dad's energy and i am sure is a sweet spirit too!

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  4. oh this was such a lovely post.
    little miles is too sweet and im sure daddy George had something to do with that ;)
    thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following. i am your newest follower as well and so happy to be hanging out with ya Jessie!
    www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I love your blog. I read three post and thought "this is amazing!" LOL! peace and blessings!

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  5. HOw sweet is this post. My heart goes out to you dear. Your nephew is a ray of sunshine. It's sounds like you have a great father (he forever lives in you). Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories, your story is definitely one to be remembered. Wishing you all the best

    xoxo
    Maya D

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    1. Awwww Thank you Mays. Yes, he forever live in me. Thanks for stopping by!

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