No one truly knows how long dad had that lump in his abdomen that would be diagnosed as cancer in September of 2009. By the time treatment started the outcome was already known. On December 16, 2009, dad lost his battle with cancer, but won the victory over death's sting. Even though dad stepped into the eternity and the arms of Christ, deep down inside I would have loved One Last Christmas.
I rejoice in the fact that dad's chains are gone, and I look forward to that day when my chains will be broken as well. The chains of disease, sorrow, and death. As a Christian, when our days are finished here, our chains will be gone and we will rest in arms of our Savior. This next video is not a Christmas song. It is one of the songs from dad's memorial service. It is one of my favorite arrangements of a classic Hymn. Here is Chris Tomlin singing "Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone".