Here we are 9 full days since Dad has food or fluid. He is comfortable without the aid of any meds… just sleeping peacefully. Janet, his hospice nurse described him as “unencumbered”. I love that!!! His breathing has changed… deeper and more labored and a bit raspy. But the nurse just came in and his oxygen is 96 and his pulse is 82 at the moment. Death like birth is really an amazing process.
Mom and I showed up this morning dressed like twins! Too funny!
Last night when I got home I struggled a bit with Mom and I not being with Dad during the night. I called and talked to Nurse Donna and she took her time and talked with me, answering my questions and assuring me that he was in good hands and that he was not quite ready to go yet. I am so thankful that Mom and I both are getting restful uninterrupted sleep so far. My prayer is that we will be with Dad when he enters into glory. Especially Mom… she has been by his side so faithfully for so long. Will you join with me in asking this favor?
We have Dad’s bible here and it really is quite the experience to sit and look through it. I can still hear Dad preaching and sharing his heart.
Pastor Helms shared the other day about Jesus standing when Stephen entered heaven. Jackie, Mom and I have had lots of good conversations about this. Why did Jesus, who is seated at the right hand of God, stand? Was it because Stephen was a martyr? Was it because he finished the task God had given him? When we asked Pastor Helms, he said sometimes God gives us scriptures that we can’t fully understand and says, ” have fun with this one.” We won’t know until glory, but it is a beautiful thought that Jesus may stand to greet Dad. Here’s another peek into Dad’s bible.
Thank you so much for your love and prayers dear friends…