Saturday, April 21, 2012

Honey, I'm Home....Part 2

Many people told me my first part felt like more was to come.  It was, I had be composing part two in my head for a few days.  It was going to focus on my son, Sam and his adventure on the Appalachian Trail.  Hiking it end to end has been a dream of his for years.  One he never let go of.  This spring he arrived in Georgia and started north. I wanted to share the pride I have in him and his adventure.  I was going to add a link to his trail journal.

Then I got a phone call from him.  Shouldn't have.  He had his phone off to safe battery life.  And it was during time he should have been hiking.  But he wasn't.  "Mom, I need to come home.  I broke a bone in my foot. "  Raw emotion full of disappoint flew over the phone.  "Of course Son.  I love you.  I am so sorry."

Sam spent the weekend with us, visiting his sisters, nieces and nephews.  And his Dad.  We didn't know this would be the last visit before a new infection, complications and prayerful decisions would put Dwight on hospice care.

Dwight will soon be leaving us and adding his great voice to the heavenly choir.  He will joyfully meet His Lord and Savior.  I am sure his parents, brother, and grandparents will be called to the Pearly Gates to hear him say,

"I'm Home."


Faith said...

Susie...I am so sorry for the sadness you are going through right now. I"m praying that God will hold you all especially close through these days. with much love,
Faith King

Hollie said...

Wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. Draw your family close and allow the love of your family and the strength of God's grace to support you at this time.

susan baum said...

Susie, Dwight and family, you are so often in my thoughts. While I'm sorry Sam's trip was cut short, I know you believe that He moves in mysterious ways and Columbus was exactly where Sam was supposed to be. Am thankful for it for all of you. I'll continue to send prayers for peace and rest for you all. With love.

Jeffrey and Melissa said...

Love you Susie! Prayers for Dwight and your family.

Terry & Sandy said...

Susie,our thoughts and love are with you, Dwight and the family. Please let Dwight know that my fondest memories of Niles involve him and I praying each week in his office. That was my little taste of heaven. Wish we could be there but are hearts and prayers are with you. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Just want to let you know my prayers are with you and Dwight. Please tell Dwight thank you, he was the only pastor that he really liked. Randy is a funny man about religion, but Dwight opened that little glimmer of light for him. I can't wait for the day that I will be able to hear that beautiful voice again. Please give Dwight our love. My prayers for your family I know this is a tough time for you all but God will be there every step... Love Billie Randy and Katie