Made It Through Another Day

May 8, 2009 at 6:49 am 4 comments

Though he was exhausted today, Dan had a fair day.  Having been in the hospital 5 days with such caring doctors and palliative care experts has helped Dan face what seems to be the reality…that his days on this earth are few.  He said  tonight, “I’d like to write a letter of thanks to each person who has helped us along the way.  There are so many, I know I don’t have the strength or time to get it done.”  If you are reading this, you are probably one of the people who has helped us to be better people.`

The calls and e-mails and Skype visits keep coming in from so many that we love.  Our daughter called twice today.  I was blessed to have a long, comforting conversation with her, but Dan was not able to be on the phone either time that she phoned. The Home Hospice people are so helpful!  It provides more help than Home Health Care.

It’s late.  I’ve been awake since 5:30 a.m.  I did take a walk on the beach to grieve, pray and calm myself this morning…and be able to make it through the day. The Pacific was raging.  A strange olive green color was in the water as it crashed upon the shore.  It seem as though the ocean was expressing my feelings.  When I went in the kitchen to fix myself some lunch, I was amazed to see that the clock said it was 5:20 p.m.  God helped us make it through another day.  Blessed be the Name of the Lord.  — Anne and Dan  

The Pacific Was Raging

The Pacific Was Raging

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  • 1. Jeanie Mercer  |  May 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

    “The winds and the waves shall obey My will;
    Peace, be still.”

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  • 2. Ann Bankes  |  May 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Precious friend, word can’t express my care and concern for what you are going through right now. I know it is so hard and yet what you expressed about not wanting sweet Dan to suffer much longer is so true. The HOPE that is within each one of us is the only thing that keeps us sane.
    Precious Spirit, be within my dear friend’s heart, mind, body and soul today and each day that follows. Give her the grace, mercy and compassion to extend to her family and especially Dan. Prepare her spirit in every way to receive the peace that passes all understanding through Christ. In HIM I pray.
    With love and trust, ANN

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  • 3. Marilyn Holland  |  May 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Master the tempest is raging, The billows are tossing high! The day is o’er shadowed with blackness, no shelter or help is nigh; Carest Thou not that we perish? How canst Thou lie asleep, When each moment so madly is threat’ning a grave in the angry deep?

    The winds and the waves obey Thy will, Peace be still!
    Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea, or demons or men or what ever it be, No water can swallow the ship where lies the Master of ocean and earth and skies!!!

    They all shall sweetly obey thy will, Peace Peace Be Still!

    I love you Ann! And Dan!

    ~marilyn

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  • 4. Sherrie Hammond  |  May 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

    You are the sweetest people wanting to thank everyone who has helped you through the hard times. I smile when I read your words coming from grateful hearts during the raging storm-tossed sea experience of grief. I know God is pleased with your thankful heart attitude. Thankfulness maintains God’s grace on our lives. We thank you for loving us too.

    I am glad you talked with your daughter over the telephone with comforting conversations twice in one day . . . double blessings for all the troubles you’ve been through . . . God’s promise comes true for you again (Isaiah 61:7).

    I am glad hospice care is giving better care than home health care. I am glad you have time and space with beautiful scenery so you can grieve and feel close to God at the same time. God is with you every minute of every day. It is easy to lose track of time during our grief. Glad you got a bite to eat after some of the sadness was released and let go. This is good grief work. God will keep you strong. And remember, you are stronger than you feel right now, because He holds you up and never lets go of you. My prayers are with you both.

    Love,
    Sherrie H.

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