Last night I got home to Washington 2 weeks from the day Nate passed away. I have been gone for over six weeks. I flew to Utah January 1st to be with Alicia and Nate as he had been readmitted into the hospital. It seems so long ago because of all that has transpired and yet just like yesterday.
This is my first time having some real alone time to process the last few weeks and journal my feelings. These moments are filled with tears at his loss, reflection on medical care and choices, memories of my sweet son, gratitude for time spent together and hope for the future.
One of the many sympathy cards we have received had this quote on it:
The Journey Home
There’s a path that leads to a turn in the road, and we each must travel there,
Where the Father waits to take us home to the shelter of His care…
Where happiness and peace and joy replace the tears and pain,
And our loved ones rest in the arms of God to sweetly live again.
I believe that is true and that Nate is happy, healthy and about the Lord’s work. How grateful I am for an eternal perspective.