Do Not Fear

I couldn’t sleep last night, not an unusual thing for me these days. I began looking through some old files and came across one labeled Do Not Fear. Inside the file was a single sheet of paper and scribbled on it were the words I had written many years ago, again while unable to sleep.

My eyes then caught a glimpse of a picture of my dad holding his beloved Wendy. It’s one of my favorite pictures of dad. I picked up the image and held it in one hand and in the other, I kept the small piece of paper with the scribbled words I had written so long ago.

The two seemed to go together, the picture and the words. I began to read, as I held the photograph; “Do not fear little child. Do not be afraid. I will not leave you alone. But I will hold you, and I will love you. I will not let you go. I will not let you fall. For you are my child, and I am your father.”

The last thing I remember is looking at the picture of my dad. It’s now 7:30 in the morning, and I just woke up refreshed and alert with the photo still in my hand.

Thanks dad for a good nights rest, and for never letting Go!

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