Friday, October 8, 2010

A Time to Live and a Time to Die


For some moments in life there are no words.
~David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

My dear friends, it seems my husband's father is coming to the end of his days, perhaps hours. He was admitted to the hospital yesterday and the doctor has said he is in God's hands now. My husband's plane was just about to land, as he was coming home from working in Boston, when I received a call from his mother with this news. I was late picking him up and we had to wait another hour for his tool case to arrive as it did not make his flight. Now we are home scrambling in preparation of the ten hour trip by car with all our pets in the morning. The saddest part for me is that this is one soul, who seems to be still lost, who seems to have not yet embraced my Lord. I hope I am wrong, but like King David for his son, I am in mourning and prayer before his life ends, because once done, tis done.

~ My Lord, give him every opportunity to hear you. Talk to him in his dreams, my Lord, please. Show him the love and peace You have for him. ~

4 comments:

  1. Oh seeking! I know how you have grieved for him & prayed for him. Prayers for all of you. I am home again with net access ~ hopefully no more hiccups. God bless you all as you deal with this. ♥

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  2. It is painful to loose a loved one of whose soul you are not certain of its destination. The Lord go with you all.

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  3. Seeking, dear friend, my heart breaks for you! I will be praying for you all during this time. May our Lord be your strength and comfort during this time.

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  4. Thank you, my friends. I have Interent access here...at times.

    Dad had a dialysis treatment yesterday, which reduced his edema some, but it seems this will only make him a bit more comfortable and increase the circurlation in his legs, unless his liver begins to work better. He was asleep when we arrived at the hospital last night, but woke up on his own some time later and we talked with him. He is very weak and very slow with his conversation, which is a minimal use of words in his answers.

    Hard decisions will need to addressed soon...tough times on the horizon.

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Thank you fellow travelers for walking and talking with me along this journey.