Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Circle of Life

I take things in much deeper now that I've experienced the loss of my husband and son. My joys are so much greater but my suffering seems more excruciating. My heart bleeds for others like never before and the pain that others are going through touches me deeply. I guess that's the way God intended it.

My third grandchild was born at the end of April and what a marvel it was to experience her coming into the world. She's absolutely beautiful (if I do say so myself!) and her Mommy and Daddy are proving to be champions at parenting. Not only that, I've witnessed the bond they've strengthened through the birth of their first child and it's inspiring! It leaves me with sweet hope! Hope for a new generation.......

 Monroe Patricia

Then comes the other part, My Dad passed away right afterward, way sooner than expected. He was my biggest fan and I'm not sure how I'm going to get along without him.The unconditional love for his children and grandchildren that he learned from his Mom is what I strive for today. He always saw the glass half full but when Bill and Patrick died he was deeply affected. I'm comforted by the fact that he's in heaven enjoying Jesus with them both now! Praise God!
Whenever he left a message it went like this: "Darling Daughter Debi, this is your Dear Ole Dad." I'm really going to miss that!

Love you more Dear ole Dad!

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot; a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up. Ecclesiastes 3:1-3


Anonymous said...

Hi you...I know I have never met your dad, but always loved the comments he left for you. I love this picture, I love the sweetness in his eyes. God bless you. May all your men be playing golf in heaven :)
cathy z

glenda said...

Sorry to hear about your dad.
It definitely is a full circle.
What a beautiful baby girl.

Hilary said...

I'm so sorry about your father! But take comfort in knowing that he was greeted by Bill & Patrick. And Congrats on the new addition!

Jasmine said...

Oh, Mrs. Rooney, I am so happy for you - but so heartbroken as well. I was always moved by your father's beautiful comments. You could tell by simply reading his words to his daughter that he was truly a Godly man.

May our Savior rest his soul. He is with you all and smiling on his new grandchild. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Debi! My heart is so heavy. You could tell he was crazy about you!!! Congrats on your beautiful Monroe!! Love her name.