Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This Is My Father's World

Fellow blogger Corey Amaro has lost her father.

Corey is an American who married a Frenchman and moved overseas to make a life and raise a family. Her father became very ill about 3 months ago and she returned home to be at his bedside.

Their story is an incredible journey of love and committment. It's a story of faith and family. It's a journey that many of us have taken with our own loved ones.

For 87 days and nights this man's family sat by his side, taking shifts so he would never be alone. It's a loving tale of helping someone find peace.

If you haven't followed her story, I encourage you to read her archives.

Corey Amaro's incredible journey.

The music this morning is a favorite hymn from my childhood, This is My Father's World. Corey would say that this is a day for singing.


Utah Grammie said...

No matter how old one's parents are, no matter how one "prepares" it is always the hardest thing to let them go - even though you know they will find peace. It's the ones left behind who are lost. My heart goes out to your friend.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I am so sorry to read this news this morning. It's giving me new perspective already. (The music selection for the day is beautiful. Thank you.)

Lucy said...

I Love that song. So so pretty. Thanks.

Sand Flat Farm said...

This is my favorite song from my childhood - we always sang it at Vacation Bible School. I sang it this morning at 7:00 a.m. as I was sitting outside enjoying the morning breeze and the birds and the sunshine on our farm. Thanks - I needed to hear it today. Vickie

Suzanne said...

Grammie - That is very true.

Vee - It is a very say but joyous time for Corey. It doesn't make sense but that's the situation.

Lucy - There you are!!! I've be missing you. Send me an e-mail because you won that cookbook I was giving away!!!

Vickie - I can't tell you how this hymn makes me feel. It feels like home to me. Like you, I think I learned it in Bible School. There's another one I can sing word for word after 50 years and that's "Love Lifted Me". But My Father's World is at the top of my list.