we become in the process of waiting
is even more important than what
we're waiting for.
Thank you for all the prayers
and love sent on my last post.
My Pappaw is still hanging
on. While his mind and body are
about gone his vitals still remain
strong and he has a heck of a grip!
He was a man who worked hard his
whole life and while so many are
ready for him to have peace God
has his own time table.
I'm not sure he knew I was there
taking care of him, but I would
like to think he did. I do know
that he smiled when I was talking
to him and I am humbled to have
been able to care for someone
who has meant so very much
to me. Living to be 96 1/2 years
old is an amazing accomplishment
and while death is not easy, in
fact it can be quite hard and cruel,
I am thankful to have had him
in my life this long.
I flew home this weekend
since hospice said it could
be a few more weeks and I have
a family here that needs me.
I did learn a few things this
past week, I am stronger than
I thought I was, I have more
patience than I realized, I will
make sure I have a living will
because your wishes must be
written down, and compassion
and love from others makes
a sad situation a little better.
Even in dying my Pappaw is
still teaching me things.
I am forever changed.