Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Life

Perhaps a better title for this post would be death. I'm sick and tired of death. Death needs to go away and stop bothering the people I love.

But there is a time to die and my father-in-law's time is drawing very near. He had cancer a few years back and beat it, but recently it came back with a vengence. Slowly but surely he is dying. He's mostly skin and bones and spends more time sleeping then waking.

But he's surrounded by people that love him. Over the weekend he had both boys and a host of friends and loved ones. He's even seen most of the grandkids.

We don't know when his appointed hour will be, but it will be soon. Pray for his wife and sons in the coming days as well as his peace and comfort.

Thanks.

8 comments:

Mike Kear said...

I hate death, too.

Please let the Nicklemeister know that I am praying for him and his Dad.

HeyJules said...

I am praying for them all, as well.

You certainly have had your share of it this year, haven't you? May God grant you all some time to grieve and heal before life comes crashing back at you again.

madcapmum said...

Yes, it's hard. Peace to you and your family, and especially your father in law as he makes the journey.

Pilot Mom said...

((((Leslee)))) I'm praying. It's never easy but He will give you the peace you need.

Cindy said...

((((Hugs))))

Badoozie said...

danged death. sorry it's bothering you. i'm praying you all get through this time, and your FIL finds comfort in his last days with all of you beautiful people around him :-}

eija said...

Cancer is dreadful, awful, scary... I just lost a good friend to cancer a year ago, and this last spring and summer my mom (and my aunt) have been treated because of it, too.

The great thing about death is, that if the person is saved (my mom isn't...), s/he will meet Jesus face to face - that must be awesome! But it doesn't stop us missing them :(

Hang in there. Blessings and prayers to you and yours.

-e-

Aunt Jo said...

Lord we know you have this family in your arms and we ask that you comfort them and give them strength to face the days ahead. You know the appointed hour of this man's homecoming and we pray that he is surrounded by his loved ones during that time. What a blessing for them to be there as he leaves this world behind and steps into Heaven. I pray for peace for this family and I pray that you surround them with friends and family to laugh with and cry with during this hard time of waiting. In Jesus Name, Amen