Today, August 1st, 2009 at 9:00 in the morning my Dad was welcomed into Heaven, taking along a piece of the many hearts he touched. He received a healing so great that it cannot even be compared to what we wanted and begged God to be done on Earth. After two years of constant fighting until his frail, weary body could take no more, until the very last hours, we finally said, “You can let go..” and God said, “Come Home.” He fought for us, his family, and we’ll never forget his love for us.
God wiped every tear from his eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for him. Oh thank you, thank you Jesus….
For the old order of things has passed away.
Instead, he will forever dwell among God’s love, perfection, and peace. It’s unlike anything you or I could even begin to explain or imagine or even dream. Oh, Thank You..
It’s not fair that he had to endure far more suffering than many people will ever see firsthand. It’s beyond heartbreaking that he is cut short many, many years on Earth. I could go on and on about his unfinished projects, young family, celebrations to be had, but the list would never end. Life without my Dad will never ever be the same. There will always be an ache in our hearts and sense of emptiness that can and will only be healed in Heaven. Until that day, we will think about him and miss him throughout our days, months, years, and life. The tears and love will never cease. You can be sure of that.
Life must go on with his spirit among us, for that’s what he wants for us. He wouldn’t want us to sink into a depression, cut our dreams short, or anything we wouldn’t do with him here. I’ll keep going Dad. I will try my best to take each day as it comes, as to not be overwhelmed by the sadness. It will be hard, but someday… someday we will be together again. Next time among our Father in Heaven.
My Dad was welcomed into Heaven just 24 hours short (yes, even down to minutes practically) of my 21 years on Earth. I know the dates were planned this way for a reason. My Dad wants me to have a great birthday, knowing he is celebrating too, above us.. every year we will celebrate his Healing and then my birth.
Rick Merenghi: May 1959 – August 2009
— the most brilliant person I will ever, ever meet and the first man I loved and trusted. I’ll always be your little girl and you’ll always be my Daddy. You’re a part of me, forever. You have a piece of me, forever.
I love you and I miss you.