*My dad passed last night shortly after midnight. It was a long day full of blessings. I never understood people when they said it was a privilege to be there in the end but I get it now. Thank you to all for your comments. They meant a lot to me as they came through on my phone yesterday. Things here on the blog will be on auto pilot the next few days. Thank goodness for wordpress scheduling features
I am sitting by my dads bedside now. By everyones estimation today will be the day. He has followed all the classic signs-seeing people that aren’t there, not taking anymore food or water, what they term the ‘death rattle’ breathing.
The chaplain has come and gone. Everything that needs to have been said has. It is just a matter of sitting and waiting for him to lose this last fight.
I am thankful to be here. Even though I can’t stop my tears which if you know me is something I rarely give myself permission to do.
I know he knows I am here even though he can no longer acknowledge me. I can’t explain what a gift it has been to listen to him talk to the people he is seeing that I can’t. He told me yesterday about a nice visit he had with my brother at his cabin. My brother passed in March. I know he is not alone.
Please forgive any weird formatting or spelling. I am posting from my phone. I have several days of things coming on autopost that I set up a few days ago. So please forgive me if I don’t answer comments in the next few days. I appreciate everyones thoughts and prayers and I will just need some time.