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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Angels Among Us

Dad was running a fever today. Trisha, Doug, and I went and saw him around 8 pm tonight, we talked with mom on the way over and she said she hasn't seen him move his feet today or open his eyes in the last couple of days.  Whenever Dad gets sick, he seems to digress some, I guess his body is busy fighting infection instead of regrowth of his myelin sheath around those nerves. DARN!  We went in expecting little since we knew he wasn't feeling well.  The good news is maybe Trisha and I are just loud and annoying enough to get a little rise out of him, because he moved his right foot, both his arms a little ( I have never seen him move those), moved his jaw some, turned his head from the side to the middle of the pillow, and we even got to see a little eye, just the right one.  He still has a fever but it did come down a little bit tonight from today.  They switched him to a high calorie diet instead of a high protein diet, hopefully to put a little bit of weight back on him.  His hands seemed to be less swollen today as well.
The last conversation I had with my Dad before he got sick, we were talking about the after life, he told me that there was no doubt in his mind that our ancestors are on the other side, and are very much involved in our lives here on this earth, he said he believed they were all around us, helping us out in times of need and trials.  A few years ago, as many of you know, my Dad lost his younger brother Mike unexpectedly,  they were very close and this was really hard on my dad.  It gives me peace to know that he has someone really close to him on the other side helping him through this difficult time, there is no doubt in my mind he is there, along with his Dad and many others who have passed before him.  I'm grateful, he had a testimony of that and shared that with me right before all this happened.  It seems that God knows what the future holds, and what we need to hear to get us through it.

Here's a song that seemed fitting to me:

Here's the link if it doesn't work because I am computer dumb :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_4Xfj2LRSA

5 comments:

  1. Thanks Lis! I needed to hear that as well! Tender mercy!!

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  2. I was reading ur older posts last night while you were writing this one. Thanks for the sweet comfort that accompanies memories of my dad... And yours. I love our family!

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    1. I just started to listen to Pandora again after listening to "angels among us" finished listening to "i know that my redeemer lives" and i especially liked the part where it says; "He lives to bless in time of need. "

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    2. Randy has probably had a good visit with your Dad. Along with his Dad and my mom.

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