Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What's going on???

I'm feeling a little melancholy tonight.....as you know, our family lost our dad on January 2 of this year.  Just prior to that, friends of ours lost their dad rather suddenly.  My old roommate from college lost her dad 2 weeks prior to my dad passing.

Since Dad's funeral, we've been busy going to the funeral home for three other men who were wonderful husbands and fathers. 

I realize that I am probably "at that age" where this is expected to happen, but this just seems like so many in so little time. 

I was discussing this with my brother tonight, and he quickly reeled off two more people who had lost their dads in January as well.

I often wonder about times like this.  Why does God want a sudden influx of people in heaven?  What are we supposed to be seeing/learning about this?  I always know that there is a plan, I just have to wait to see what it is and how it plays out.

I was sitting in church on Sunday and suddenly had an interesting thought pop in my head.  We go to church to celebrate the Eucharist.  What do they do in heaven?  Does everyone gather around the table for each meal?  Does Jesus sit at the head each time?  Who does the dishes?  Oh, sorry, thought I was at my own house for a second.  :)  But seriously, what happens?

We will continue to pray for the souls of the faithfully departed, as we always do.  We hope that all of these families are able to find strength in the Lord and be assured of His love.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.

In memory of my dad, Harold J .Goettemoeller
January 9, 1927 ~ January 2, 2011
I love him and miss him every day, but am thrilled that he got to spend Valentine's Day with his favorite Valentine, my mom.  <3

Until next time........


  1. Very nice Pam and I love this quotation
    "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal."
    It is so very true. Your dad is with God now and you will see him again when it is your time. Hopefully that will be many, many years. Looks like your dad had a good long life with a loving family. :)

  2. Beautifully written Pam... It moved me and made me think... Oh, and laugh too. The ending about Valentines Day is especially touching. Nicely done... I will love reading your perceptions.