It was Christmas afternoon and I checked my phone...I had gotten a call from my dad to check on the girls and see exactly what Santa got them...We were in the middle of opening presents so I didn't hear it...
So at approx. 3:30, I called him back to check on him, say Merry Christmas and let the girls talk to him! He sounded good, told me that he was about to leave the apartment to go to Tunica to meet Patty, Jenni and Melbo...He sounded so excited to get to spend the evening with them.
Unfortunately that was the last time that I would speak to him...He never made it to meet his sister...He was involved in a horrible car accident and by the time someone got to him to check on him...He was already in heaven, celebrating Jesus' birthday with my momma!!!
Dad was driving down Hwy 61 (he was driving north, when he should have been driving south to meet them...that is a question that will never get answered this side of heaven) near Hwy 3. He was on a bridge and sideswiped a car, over corrected, hit the concrete barrier near the end of the bridge and then the truck rolled multiple times down a huge embankment. By the time someone got to him "he was too far gone"
My aunt Patty had tried to call approx 6 times and he never answered, so unfortunately she was the one to get the call from the coroner :(
They called my brother and then he called me...So at 7:30 on Christmas night 2009, I found out that my last surviving parent had gone to be with Jesus!
WOW! Really hard to wrap my mind around it...But we believe in God's perfect plan for our life and we declare that He is just as good and faithful today as He was in the moments before and even during dad's wreck.
In April of 2009, I (by the constant prompting of the Holy Spirit) decided to get re-baptized...There were many questions in mind as to why God was calling me to do this...However there are no more question. You see, the day that I got baptized, my dad heard the gospel like he had never heard it before and during the invitation, my dad raised his hand to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior...
So my brother and I can KNOW without a doubt that My daddy is in heaven with my momma...celebrating at their Savior's feet...and nothing could be more precious than that!