Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5th. Remembering My Dad.

This is the one very big day of the year for me.  It brings back memories, sad and happy, and also questions and regrets.  Every year is going to have a November 5th.  Slowly and quickly it creeps up and suddenly there it is - begging me to go down memory lane once again. Today I heard a song sung by MercyMe that put a perfect voice to my feelings.

Finally Home
by MercyMe

I'm gonna wrap my arms around my Daddy's neck    And tell Him that I've missed him
And tell him all about the (wo)man that I became     And hope that it pleased Him
There's so much I want to say     There's so much I want you to know.

When I finally make it home when I finally make it home.

Then I'll gaze upon the throne of the King     Frozen in my steps
And all the questions that I swore I would ask     Words just won't come yet
So amazed at what I've seen so much more     Than this old mind can hold.

When I finally make it home when I finally make it home.
And the sweetest sound my ears have yet to hear     The voices of the angels.
When I finally make it home when I finally make it home.


  1. Beautiful! It's tough every year, hey! I love the photo page you did. Your 'thumbs up' is neat. Hard to believe that your Dad has been in his eternal home for 23 years already. Blessings to you on this day.

  2. Beautiful....I'm all teary now. Thinking about you, Louise (and Shirley)! As my own dad gets older, I have to face that fact that he may not be with us much longer. It may seem morbid to think about it, but it does cross my mind how I must love and cherish the time I do have yet with him. I think I will phone my parents this morning.

    Rose B.