Sunday, May 23, 2010

No More Night

I've been learning a lot about God's timing lately. How His time brings His glory. This morning, I was kicking around on You Tube and I came across a song.....No More Night.

This song was sung at my father's funeral.

God's timing.
My father was given about 8 extra years of living....he received two organ transplants....both due to accidents on May long weekend. The first liver transplant was in 1998 and there was a problem with a part of the liver, so in 1999 he received his second.
It's surreal, waiting for the phone call that will change your life...that will give you life. Someone had to die, so he could live. (familiar story, hey?) Both of those phone calls came, May long.

Because he had these extra years, we were able to take care of business, as it were. My dad and I had struggled in our relationship....something about strong wills...and having the last word. (funny, how this lesson keeps coming up in my life) But before he left us, we were able to work through our shortcomings, to appreciate and love each other.....for who each other was; is. I am blessed because, I was able to spend time with him, and have no regrets. None.
I am blessed because, although I never understood it growing up, he was proud of me, and believed in me.
God's timing is everything.

My mother once told me that I was named after my father.....Robyn.....Reuben....hhhmmm, go figure.
And as I walk through this day, I am reminded.....for him.....because of God's timing....there is no more night.

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