Sunday, April 11, 2010

So hard

Sam drove in yesterday afternoon to spend some time with his Dad. How hard it is for the children to see their once strong, very talkative, loud laughing Dad lying in a hospital weak and mostly silent.

Dwight and Sam had a very good visit. Sam shared some stories with his Dad, bringing some smiles and soft laughter. When Dwight dozed off, usually for only a minute or two, Sam patiently waited for him to open his eyes, and continue their conversation.

When it was time for Sam to leave he wanted to pray with his Dad. Usually Dwight prays with the kids and grandkids when they leave.

Sam's heart was exposed--his prayer, asking God for his father's healing was mixed with strong emotion.

I am so thankful the girls have been there all they have, even leaving work to be with him when I couldn't. Son-in-law Tim was viviting with when his desire to talk returned... And Sam leaving what he was involved in to cheer up and pray with his Dad.

1 comment:

Hollie said...

I requested special prayer for Dwight and your family today (Sun.) in church. My thoughts are with you. Just want you to know that we care. Give me a call when you have a minute.