Archive for June 10, 2009

Not Ready to Cross over Jordan

 

God's true beauty is often found while wandering in the wilderness

God's true beauty is often found while wandering in the wilderness

Dan’s body is so strong.  I have given him permission to go Home at least 4 times.  I told him that God will take care of me, and that the angels are waiting to take him Home…that it’s okay.  He can go.  But, at 12:00, Noon, Wednesday, he’s still here.

 

He now is sleeping after being up at 2:00 a.m. wanting to get dressed.  Melissa helped calm him and we got him back in bed . We  can’t wake him. But this is normal for him the last 2 days.  He may be awake by 2:00 p.m. (14:00).  His blood pressure is 98/58 with a heart rate of 132.

Melissa has been such a wonderful help.  She knows exactly what to do and is very tender and caring for both Dan and me.  She goes back to Texas early in the morning.  I pray that Dan will be safely across the Jordan before she leaves.  But it is all in God’s timing.  We are okay.  We are going to be okay.  All is well…because we are in Christ and He cares for us. — Anne and sleeping Dan

Beauty of nature displays God's love for us

Nature displays God's love for us

June 10, 2009 at 7:26 pm 1 comment

Today Offered Many Growth Opportunities

Dan thought twice Monday night that he was actually going Home, but Tuesday came and went…and Dan is still on this earth.  He is so weak – he can’t speak more than a few words; breathing is very difficult; he can’t walk without help; he can’t get out of bed or a chair, or sit down, or stand up without help.  He stays confused for hours at a time – change shirts 4 times, get out of bed, sit in chair, get back in bed, 5 minutes after 2 people have used all their energy to pull the draw sheet so that Dan is sitting up high enough so that his middle is not bent double, he is climbing out of bed again, Tonight at 12:30, he was pulling his CPAP mask off because he is struggling to breath.  He is really struggling, miserable, but never complaining. He looks at me pleading with his big beautiful eyes to help him.  He can say, “Help,!” and “water.”

Melissa arrived this morning to help for 3 days. Her experience with their assisted living business is really blessing us now.  She knows exactly what to do for Dan.  So, I was able to take a short nap, and then take a long leisurely walk with friends through an earthly paradise not far from where we live. For a few hours, I felt like a “regular” person.

Dan has begun the “death rattle,” a little clicking noise in his throat because of mucous blocking his air passages.  I turn his head from side to side several times.  If that doesn’t clear the air passages, I am to put two drops of special medicine under his tongue to help him breathe.  How long, O Lord, will your servant Dan have to wait?

Tonight, God gave me Romans chapters 5 and 6.  I hope you will read those chapters and ask yourself, “What message is there in this for me?”  But what stands out, what truly applies to Dan tonight is Romans 6:27, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Adam and Eve brought death into the world when they sinned against God.  But through Jesus, we can have eternal life…just like Dan. — Anne and Dan

 

Is this Paradise?

Is this Paradise?

 

 

On the edge of the Garden of Eden...

On the edge of the Garden of Eden...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now this purple shrub out in the middle of the forest would be a ?????

Now this purple shrub out in the middle of the forest would be a ?????

June 10, 2009 at 8:10 am 2 comments


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