Thursday, April 10, 2008

Update on Dad

Dad is still stable. There are many unaswered questions right now. We still do not know if he will be able to recover any lung function or if we are at the end of his disease. Each day is filled with moments of incredible joy followed by moments of deep despair. My Dad is still in GREAT spirits. His nurses told me they can tell what a joy my Dad is even though he can't speak. They love his positive spirit and his loving disposition. His nurses are a gift from God and are treating him so well. I feel that my prayer is much like the prayer of Jesus in the garden. We would all love for God to take this cup from us and we all believe he can. But, we are trying to surrender our will to His; and, if it is time for our Dad to go, we want to be at peace with releasing him. Please continue to pray for God's peace to fill our spirits. Our souls ache at the thought of losing Dad. His steady stream of visitors speak to the life of love and selflessness that my Dad has lived. He has taught me more about unconditional love and grace than any other person on the planet.

We are praising God for my Dad's great attitude, for the nurses that are caring so tremendously for him, for the fact that his hemaglobin numbers are up today, and for the peace that no matter what happens he will be with Jesus in the end. Thanks for your continued prayers... we see God's hand everyday and are being comforted.


  1. We are praying for all of you guys!

  2. Sounds like an amazing man!!
    Praying for peace for you guys for whatever journey God takes you on!!
    Love ya!!