28 March 2009
Three years ago tomorrow, my Dad went home to Jesus after a long battle with cancer. The morning he died, one of the nurses had commented that she wondered if my Mom was there to get him (Mom had died 19 months before). My siblings and I were all there when he went home. After hours of praying and waiting, there was a silence when we all gathered around him as we knew the moment had arrived. I remember after his being unconscious for hours, his eyes seemed to clear and he looked at each of us once more. I treasure that moment before he went to be with Mom in Heaven.
This picture is from 2002. We call it the 3 Peters. My Dad, my oldest nephew (he was 18 at the time), and my oldest son. Dad always loved that two of his 25 (almost 26!) grandchildren carried his name.
For my parents:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O, Lord, and let the Perpetual Light shine upon them. May their souls, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Posted by Therese M at 3:10 PM