I hadn't seen my Dad in almost 8 years, as there was a Grand Canyon size rif between us, since my Mom died. The harder I tried to mend fences, the further apart we got. I took a year off and just prayed for his heart. I've been asking God to show me how to love deeper. Then I got the call that my Dad was going in for open heart surgery in two days. We put everything on hold and flew several states away to be with him & his new wife. My husband & I spent 8 days by my Dad's side in ICU watching & waiting. It was a very intense time, long days yet, the Lord helped me to show my Dad love, by holding his hand, feeding him & caring for him. I prayed with him , over him and when I had no words for God, I sang praise songs over my Dad during a couple of very rough days. I am so thankful that the Lord gave me strength to overcome many obstacles like a fear of flying for 5 hours and facing many past wounds. Praise the Lord for His covering and my Dad's warrior heart pulling him through this trial, as I am not ready to say goodbye. We had to hear & see some hard things during this time with my Dad. Now, we're back home, trying to recharge and catch up on our own life. I was hoping that this gesture of support from us would heal our family yet I see that the Lord still has a lot of work to do between my Dad & I, his new wife, my brother and the rest of our family. I'm asking for healing, deliverance, compassion, forgiveness and love for all involved. Thank you & God bless you.