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I Miss You Dad
by Tim Pickl 
12/15/07
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For months I watched you languish, suffering in such great pain;
To watch such a gentle soul go that way--it's so hard to explain--
I prayed and waited on God and visited you as much as I could:
I hold on and "know that all things work together for good..."

As I look at the Christmas decorations or hear that special song,
A childhood memory flashes me back and the grief storm comes:
I try to hold back the tears but I can't help it, I'm bawling--
"I miss you dad, I really miss you..."

I find myself crawling...

A gentle voice speaks to me and tells me please don't cry, don't cry...
I look up to see my daughter comforting me with compassion in her eyes--
Then more memories and thankfulness flood my soul with another wave,
As I hug my daughter and together we're enveloped in God's embrace...

My WONderful wife then walks in and joins us in a familiar family hug--
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father above,
will be with us in truth and love...

In truth and love...
In truth...
and love...
and love....

+ + +

"Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place
I can feel His mighty power and His grace
I can hear the brush of angels wings
I see glory on each face
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place..."

©1977 Lanny Wolfe Music (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management)



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-- bro. tim pickl
Friday December 14, 2007 A.D.

--for the Shaw family Lovinthearts.com

--also see: The Grief Storm


Reference:

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 (KJV)

“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ,
the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love.” 2 John 1:3 (NIV)


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LauraLee Shaw 15 Dec 2007
Tim, Thank you for your compassion and your prayers for our family AND for this beautiful piece to help us grieve and celebrate. Your ministry and heart for others in pain is a blessing. Our love, Brian & Laura Austin, AnaLee & Allison




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