Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Waiting.......

Been learning a lot about this lately.....don't like it much.
Today, we are doing a different kind of waiting.........waiting to see, if a loved one will go to Heaven, or continue with us here a bit longer.
I've always known him to be larger than life......the life of the party, the loud laughter in the room.
Apparently, at one time, they were worried about his soul.......he was a bad a**, partying, fiddle playing young man, who was not afraid to have fun with the ladies.....they needn't have worried long. God got a hold of his heart, and he has spent the rest of His life, working for him.
We always thought it was cool.....he a  Bible college professor, married one of his students.....somewhat risque...............swept her off her feet, all the way to Brazil to be missionaries.......moving back to Canada, just in time, for me to attend Bible college near their home....and...their home is what kept me sane that year. One wink from him, or a little tease here and there.....always kept you on your toes.
They have four children, all younger than I.
These last few years, have not been so kind for him......different health issues, memory issues, have made it a challenge. These last few days, he was hospitalized for what seems to be an infection.....and as I understand it, has been admitted to palliative care.......I remember those words so clearly from my own journey.
In the words of my cousin...his son, "it may be 4 days, it may be 20 weeks......" and in some ways, we know, the beginning of the end is here.
And so....waiting....is the only option.

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