Thank you , thank you, thank you all for your prayers concerning my dad and his latest hospitalization. We were a little concerned yesterday due to the fact he couldn't get his food down. Today, however, he did his morning walking routine and ate well. Praise the Lord! I believe the reason for my emotional day yesterday was due to learning that Dad, as recently as last week before his hospitalization, had written out his funeral wishes and made my brother aware of the envelope they are in. That just brought it home to me that dad is getting things ready. I realize it could be 20 years ormore before he goes. I could even pass on before him, but knowing your daddy is getting his "ducks in a row" to make decision making easier for the family is an emotional thing.
I'm realizing that as he ages, I find myself a little more concerned with each of his illnesses. Its really a selfish thing I know. He is in God's hands and is ready for heaven. I on the other hand, don't want to think about being left here without him around. I guess it's just another adaptation to a new season in our lives. For now, I'm going to try to enjoy each moment I have with my daddy!
Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts here. I'm not fretting now, just facing reality and talking about it. You all are wonderful encouragers and such blessings!