So yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of David (Dale's father) being cancer- free in Christ. It is great to know that he is in the best place EVER. He is happy and healthy. We celebrated his life by going bowling and eating BBQ, which according my understanding, he probably loved that idea. It was good to be around family, which is what Dale and I love doing the most, especially because we needed each other yesterday.
I didn't really get the chance to know David considering I only met him twice before Dale and I had just started dating. As his future daughter-in-law, I wish that I could have had the chance to be around him more! He has an awesome new grand-daughter now too, Penelope. It has been difficult for me the past year to see Dale and his family go through something like this. I've had many questions and not enough answers. Somehow God has still comforted me and given me understanding. I know Dale often wishes that he had his dad to talk to... about being in a serious relationship, among other things. It is cool to think that God took David at the perfect time...God knew that David had taught Dale everything he needed to know! I see David in Dale everyday. I am thankful for the good times that Dale had with this dad. I'm thankful that David loved his family so much and Dale had a great role model to look up too.
I look forward to meeting him again in Heaven!