Taking a Moment


I know it's been silent over here. Life has been happening in the worst ways.

I lost my dad 12 days ago. It was sudden, and it was (and still is) devastating.

My daddy's in heaven; this I know for sure. He lived out his faith in the most inspiring of ways, quietly serving his friends and his community in ways I never knew about until he was already gone. He was always my hero, but I have never been so proud of him as I am right now.

I'm learning a lot about grief and mourning. There's not much to say, except that it is so very hard.

I thought about giving up this blog. This blog, like a lot of my daily activities, feels like a silly thing to do when something so drastic and life-changing has happened. But then my dad's coworkers told me how he used to read my blog posts aloud to them and how much he enjoyed working on the house with us. It made me smile... I can't give this up.

So instead of giving up this joyful hobby of mine, I'm just taking a moment. I'm taking a moment to breathe in my new reality, to work through my grief, to think about my dad's life and the legacy he leaves. But I promise I'll be back soon - after all, he was proud of my little blog and I want nothing more than to make him proud.

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  1. Your dad was really proud of your blog. You will honor him by continuing your writing, posting and all the good things you will do to help others

  2. Oh my, I can't imagine. I'm so sorry, Jordan. Best wishes as you take your time to grieve, and I hope you find solace.

  3. I'm so sorry for what you and your family have been going through. I know your dad is looking down and proud of how strong you've been and that you'll keep inspiring us with your writing and art. You are a real credit to him.

  4. I'm so sorry...prayers for you and your family

  5. I'm sorry to hear of your loss; my heart broke immediately for you. The lyrics to Blessed Assurance Jesus is Mine came immediately to mind and it's such a comfort knowing that your dad finished his race and is in the Presence of our Lord now.

  6. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss! How amazing and blessed you are to have the legacy of a loving and wonderful father. Take your time to grieve, we'll all be here waiting to read what you have next for us:) I love your blog so much!

  8. Jordan- I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I have been lifting you and your family up in prayer. May the lord carry you in His loving arms and bless you with peace. Sherri.... I will be back to post a couple things that comforted me when I have lost loved ones. (My dad and my sister.)

  9. Jordan, I just recently learned that you lost your Daddy. I lost mine in November and my heart aches for you. For your loss and for the difficult days ahead, for the moments when you just want to talk to him or give him a big hug. Heaven isn't that far away....he's with you...every day. Hold fast to your memories and your love, they are never lost and carry me through my darkest days. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. From an old friend, Michelle (DeFilipp) Jarvis

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