In Life, In Death…


Where is death’s sting? Where grave, thy victory?

I triumph still, if thou Abide with Me.

In life, in death, O Lord Abide with me. 

-Henry Francis Lyte 1793-1847, Devonshire, England.

One of dad’s favorite hymns.   

I know it’s just another day and just like yesterday and the day before and the day before that, Dad’s not here.   But today marks the day that finally he got to go home.  Today marks the day that he was finally ok.   

Even though it’s just another day, it’s still harder than I thought it would be.   

But today Mum’s ok.  Dad’s ok.  And I, too am ok.  A year later, I’m ok.   

I triumph still, if thou abide with me. 

In life, in death, O Lord abide with me.