Thursday, November 4, 2010

An Update on my Dad!

This was my dad last year with Danielle & Mason and me.
Last week we almost lost my dad.
He saw the bright shining light twice.
He was on a ventilator for 11 days.
He had many people praying for him.
Many have never met him.
And I thank you all for that!
He is a fighter.
My brother, my sisters & I have rallied around him.
He is very sick.
He moved in a Nursing Home today.
He still has fluid on his lungs.
He cannot drink or eat anything yet thru his mouth.
He has a feeding tube in his stomach in temporarily.
They say after being on a ventilator for so long that you have to relearn to swallow.
He has abused himself with alcohol and cigarettes for many years.
Through this we have found out that he has prayed to accept Jesus as His Savior a couple times.
Thank you Jesus!!
I saw my dad cry for the first time in my life last week.
He knows all of us kids love him so much!
We've said it more these last two weeks than in years.
My dad is a tough one to get to know.
I've always loved my dad.
I am his favorite!
I know I am!
Just hoping and praying he gets well soon.
I'm not ready to let go of him yet.
Love you dad!


Just a little something from Judy said...

Coming from a daughter, what could be sweeter than this tripute to your dad. He must be a special man and I pray for you to have more time to spend with him.

Anonymous said...

Connie your dad reminds me of my dad with the smoking and cigarettes. Also the tat on the forearm. I got teary eye reading about him accepting Jesus (PTL) and then never seeing him cry. Must of been a pretty emotional week for you all. I rallied in prayer for you and your family.

God bless and keep us updated on him in the nursing home and his recovery.

Take care, Viola

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh Connie~
Know that I"m lifting your Father (and your family) up with MUCH...MUCH...prayer.

Praying that the peace of God which passeth ALL understanding is yours today, and in the days to come.

<3 ya.

Nina Diane said...

wow Connie...very emtional I'm sure for all of you. So happy he has accepted our Jesus, Lord and Savior. thoughs and hugs are with all of you. I pray he continues to improve

debi said...

So happy to hear your Dad accepted the Lord. That makes all the difference when they leave us. I told my Dad hours before he died that knowing we will be together again is what makes losing him now bearable. I find comfort in knowing that everyday....
My prayers continue for all of you..I trust those tears of his were waiting to be released for many years..How wonderful for him to know how loved he is...

Calming Scents said...

This post was alittle hard for me to read. I'm glad your Dad is finding peace and God, and I'm glad he is still here.

What got to me is your comment about your dad being difficult to know. Somehow you "know" that, I feel I am the same for my kids..alittle difficult to know. I did not have a good childhood and my parents and I have never mended. Although I've spent almost my entire life in therapy and am constantly learning to be a better human being, I dont think my children understand me...truly understand where I came from and why I just may be alittle different, and at times, it really hurts.


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