For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to thughrow away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;a time for war, and a time for peace.
I haven't posted for a few days because we have been dealing with the knowledge that my Dad has only a short time left with us. He has liver cancer and although we have had him much longer than we originally were told, the latest cat scan showed that most of his liver has now been taken over. I am 8 hours away so this has been difficult.
I know many of you have already lost a parent and know that nothing prepares you for how this feels. It is our "time to weep and our time to mourn" but hopefully soon it will be our "time to laugh and time to dance." My Dad loves ice cream so in his honor I am going to go and make some strawberry sauce to serve with ice cream tonight.
4-5 cups of frozen strawberries
1 cup confection sugar
1/4 lb butter
1 tsp vanilla
Combine and heat on stove until melted, then puree.
Serve over vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy some soon and when you do, send up a little prayer or thought for John-a man of integrity, kindness, gentleness and humor who has been a wonderful father to myself, my sister and my brother.