My Dad passed at 9:43 am this morning after a three year battle with prostated cancer. He suffered quietly and privately (with the exception of his son blabbing about it on his blog and on Facebook). His pain is no more and by the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ he is in heaven. Praise be to God!
I find it fitting that I was seeing patients in the office while he passed. I saw him last night and he wouldn't have wanted me to not be there for my patients on his account. Guaranteed, he'd see it that way - that's how he saw the world. I know he was proud of me for becoming the man I am, and the doctor that I strive to be. He would have been happy that I was trying to help others as he departed. He told us all - "no tears for me, I'll be in a better place and relief will finally come." He said he knew he'd see me again - so long, Dad! Enjoy your journey - see you in God's time!
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Rev 21:4