Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Journey is Over

My Dad has been struggling with health issues the last month. Prior to that, he was able to be mobile and was alert. He even spent a whole day with all of us kids on the farm for a work day on May 21. He began to have some breathing difficulties and went to the hospital. From there he went to rehab at a nursing home. He just didn't progress like we expected, and he really didn't like the nursing home. He got worse and went back to the hospital. On Tuesday, June 24th we met with the Doctor, and realized that there was really no chance for him to recover enough to ever come home again. He was so sick, that we just wanted him to be as comfortable as possible so we made the decision to move him to a hospice house. It was a wonderful facility! However, we moved him on Wednesday and he passed away Thursday night at 10:00 pm.

My Dad was a fighter, and always wanted to be active and independent, and did exactly that as long as it was possible. In II Timothy 4:7 it says "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness..."

Dad walked with God, he was a good and faithful servant and he finished the race extremely well.
What a heritage we have, to have had such a wonderful example of a christian father who loved God with all his heart,and who gave of his time, talents and money generously in service to his Lord and Saviour. We are truly blessed.

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