44 years of marriage. “Till death do us part.” Thank you for giving me such a beautiful example of what love looks like, mom and dad.
The doctor shared with us that she believes dad will be at peace by the end of the week.
Only God knows the day, and the hour, but we are grateful for this time of preparation. Thank you, dear friends, for your compassionate words for our family, encouragement, and continued prayers on this journey. Words cannot adequately express the emotions of my heart. I am filled with gratitude, grief, and a joyful hope of the paradise that enters near. God bless you all.
-Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest. (Mt 11:28)
I am thankful for you that your family has been given the gift of time to prepare for this next journey. That you will be able to say your good byes and I love yous. I just lost my Uncle on the 16th and it was sudden and unexpected, but he did not suffer from what my Aunt has told me. So for that I am greatful.
Take care and God Bless,
I have to agree with what Angie said above about being able to say your good-byes and i love yous. I lost my dad 2 years ago on June 25th. He had a disease called PSP. Through the disease and at the end it was wonderful to tell him everything I wanted to and knew he could hear me. The picture of yourparents hands is so beautiful. It expresses so much about their marriage. You will continue to be in my prayers.
God Bless you and your family
Brooke- I have followed your blog since you were in GB- please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost both my parents in the past few years- the precious memories that you have made with your dad will bring you tremendous peace and comfort in the months and years to come. While you will no longer have his physical presence – you will continue to feel his presence – especially at the most special moments when you need him most. Please take extra care of your self in the next few weeks – please know that others are thinking of you and wishing you comfort and peace. –Jenny
Kathy Zeleznik says
I pray that God may truly be your strength during this difficult time. Your parents hands is a beautiful picture. I will be keeping your family in our prayers during this time.
The picture of your parent's hands is beautiful! Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult and overwhelming time. May you find strength in knowing people care about you & are praying for you as well as knowing God is there!
Dearest Angie, Amie, Jenny, and Kathy,
Thank you for your beautiful words. Your comments are very personal, and special to me. Thank you for sharing your stories and losses with me as a reminder we all walk through these experiences with each other on earth, we are not alone, and we can rest in the promises of Christ. Your comments are like a hug for my heat. God bless you.
Angie D. says
Brooke – been reading your blog since you were in GB. That beautiful picture of your parents holding hands has tears rolling down my face. I will pray for you and your family.