Empty Chair

From Quinn’s journal at school-

“I am thankful for God. I am also thankful for Jesus. I am most thankful for Dad this Thanksgiving”.

I love her honest little words. I am thankful she had 6 years with him. He was the best dad ever and did everything he could for her. I’m not as sad for myself as I am for her. She needed him to be here and cancer took him. I don’t want her to go through life without a dad. I have the best dad and she deserves that, too.

Today was hard. We had that dreaded empty chair people tell you about for the first holiday after someone you love passes away. We made it through with lots of laughter and surrounded by friends and family, but the hole in our family feels bigger than ever today.

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

– Psalms 34:18

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