My dearest Daddy,
The Love of my life. My no 1! The One who comes first always in my life. My Help in ages past and my Hope for years to come. I adore You. I exalt You. I glorify Your name. I praise You King of glory!
Daddy, last time I wrote to You, it was from a place of despair and anguish. I was praying deeply for an answer to a particular prayer. I was so afraid as I couldn't imagine what would happen if You didn't answer the way I wanted You to. The real song I wanted to sing was:
Hear my cry oh Lord
Attend unto my prayer
From the ends of the earth will I cry unto You
When my heart is overwhelmed
Lead me to the Rock
That is higher than I
Alas, I believe You saw and heard my cry and even though the next morning, I found out that the answer wasn't what I asked for at all. Nevertheless, I have still come to You my source of comfort and joy to pour out my heart and to praise You.
I want to thank You because Your word says to thank You in all things, even when we don't understand. Thank You Daddy for my beautiful Aunty Maria's life. Even though she didn't stay with us as long as we desired, I thank You because she was able to live.
Thank You for giving her 40 wonderful years. Thank You for putting her in such a loving and close knit family. Thank You for making her such a strong woman who was remarkable in many ways. Thank You for blessing so many people and this earth with the gift of her. Thank You for making her a vessel unto honour.
Thank You Daddy for giving her the sweet free gift of salvation. I am so so grateful to You for giving her the privilege of knowing You as Lord and Saviour - that makes the BIG difference. We will all leave this earth one day but it is glorious to know that after death, there's the promise of heaven and all its blessings and beauty. We finally get to see You face to face and experience love undiluted, peace unfathomable, joy unspeakable, praise unending. That thought makes me smile, it fills me with hope and for that I am extremely grateful Daddy.
I know I don't have to say this Lord, but please look after my Aunty, Your daughter. She's in the best place possible, with You.
Truth is. it's us who are left behind that need Your looking after more than ever. Comfort us, take the pain away, wrap us in Your arms and according to Your promise, turn our mourning into dancing again.
Thank You Daddy. I love You and I could never express just how much You mean to me.
Love You always and forever,