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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It Is Tuesday. Again.


Just had to add a picture of Kado and his happy smile.
Today THGGM and I checked my dad into hospice care at a somewhat local facility.
After checking him in, we went back to his house to pick up some pictures to put around his room.
He is in such a lovely place! And, the good news is, he is resting comfortably. We saw that for ourselves twice today.
THGGM had been calling each night to ask the nurses at the hospital how he was doing. Tonight when he called, the hospice nurse assured us that he was still resting comfortably.
I don't see how he can last much longer.
Although we are all very sad, we are also very aware that my dad was born with a severely damaged heart. No one knows how he survived infancy. This problem wasn't detected until ten years ago. He underwent major heart surgery to repair his heart, but in seventy-three years, much damage had been done that could not be repaired.
We all hoped for a few good years. God gave him TEN plus. We are all so very thankful.
Please pray for calmness and peace to prevail to the end.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Judy,

I will pray just as you ask. I'll also be asking for strength and health for you and the THGGY.

Cynthia

Yvonne said...

I will too - I'm so sorry this is happening. I'll be thinking of you

Karen said...

Praying here, too, Judy. Peace be with you.

Alaine said...

I'm listening to the song "I Can Only Imagine" (which is my favorite) and thinking about what you're going through with your dad. I am terrified of being in the spot you're in, but I know that the odds are great that someday I will be. I am praying for you, Judy and for your dad. I really wish we didn't ever have to say goodbye to people we love so much. But the good news is that you will see him again...He's going somewhere so amazing and he'll be waiting for you. :)
Love and prayers are being sent your way.

Alaine

Marguerite said...

Prayers for peace for you and your family. May you feel the presence of God's comfort during this difficult time.

Pat said...

May those hospice workers be filled with God's love as they care for your Dad...they are amazing and wonderful people. I also pray for you as you go through this time. It's exhausting physically, and emotionally, but God will always hold you in the palm of His hand.
Praying.

MissKris said...

I am still holding you all up in prayer, my friend. "Joy cometh in the morning." And that is so true. God's love and comforting arms will sustain you thru it all.