Saturday, September 30, 2006

Update

Believe it or not, it is Saturday and Dad C is still hanging on to his earthly presence (at least as far as we know - no phone call yet this morning). He has been comatose, Hospice is there, but it is almost as if he's hanging on for a purpose. Only God knows if he can hear what's happening at this point. Thankfully, the nursing home finally moved him into a room where "Moving' on up to the East Side" isn't blaring from the roommate's t.v. set. It seemed wrong to me that a godly man who was so close to going home should have to be listening to old sitcoms. Maybe he is as reluctant to leave his Anna as she is to see him go. Maybe he's waiting for his son, daughter-in-law, all 6 of their children, and 2 of the great-grands to arrive tomorrow. They're coming a long ways and leaving this morning. Only God knows this mystery. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and your prayers. If you haven't read a granddaughter's point of view, go to Kristen's page at http://kristenssocalledlife.blogspot.com/. Thank you again for your prayers and thoughts. If you wonder what I'm talking about, see yesterday's post.

8 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

God bless you Dawn, and strengthen your family as only he can.

Linda said...

We'll continue to pray for your family Dawn. I remember a few years ago when my father-in-law way dying, he too seemed to hanging on just for the family. We had a wonderful hospice worker with us, and she told us we all needed to continue to talk to him and to reassure him that he didn't have to hang on for us. He loved the Lord, and we knew he would be going home. I think perhaps he is waiting for the rest of the family.
I pray peace and blessing on all of you and safety for those who are traveling.

FarmgirlCyn said...

You just never know what the Holy Spirit is doing in those final hours/days. He could be ministering to any thing your father in law might not have dealt with up to this point. He could be"taking care of business", that only the Lord and he knows about. Losing my own father this year, i know what the family must be going thru. Peace to all of you as your father in law passes from this life, to his eternal life!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

All in God's perfect timing.

diane

Barb said...

It wouldn't surprise me if he's waiting to see the remainder of his family, Dawn. The night that my mother-in-law died, it was so near that hospice was there with us. Three of her children and all her grandchildren were there. But my husband had to drive 45 minutes from Rocky Flats to come home after he received my call. She died three minutes after Rob walked in and cradled her in his arms. I know for sure she waited for him.

Still praying for all of you at this very sad time.

PEA said...

I think you're right, he may just be waiting to see his family before he lets go. You hear of that so many times. My prayers are still with all of you...God Bless.

Maggie Ann said...

Dear Dawn, please except my hearfelt sympathy to you and your family. I just lost my Mother a year ago, she too is with Jesus. What joy they are experiencing but what sadness missing them. Praying especially for your Mother in Law. May God enfold her in his loving arms and comfort you all.

mouse said...

Dawn I did read your daughters blog and it is a beautiful expression of her love for her grandfather. I know how your family is feeling right now because we lost my father-in-law on Sept. 6th and even knowing he was going to Heaven was a comfort it was still very sad and hard to say goodbye.