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waiting…..

October 27, 2011

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e’re still waiting.

waiting for the call that tells us dad has gone home to be with the Lord.

his oxygen levels dropped yesterday from 95 percent to 85 and he started with a low grade temp of 101.  the nurses think the fever could be indication that dad is fighting infection or it could mean that things are shutting down.

he had no fluids at all yesterday, which means it’s been almost 3 days with no hydration at all.

my uncle (dad’s brother) was driving in last night to be with dad and tell him good-bye, and my brother is getting in this morning.

i can’t help but think that my dad is waiting for my brother….to give him a chance to say good-bye.

the not knowing is a killer.

not knowing when the call is going to come and not knowing when to pack and go.

there’s so much anxiety in me over getting through the funeral and in accepting that i won’t see dad again this side of heaven.

and yet, there’s also this part of me that knows where dad is going and it makes me happy for him.

he’s going home to be with Jesus and he’ll be healthy and whole and complete.

his death will be a gift to him, one that he’s looked forward to since the day he met Jesus.

for us it will be sad, but for him it will be a glorious day.

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  1. October 27, 2011 9:54 am

    Prayers for you.

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