Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fort DeSoto

We took a day trip to Ft. DeSota yesterday. The kids did a little fishing off the pier. Mom caught a fish. We used a net to catch our own bait. Then we went to the beach for lunch and the kids spent some time in the water. The weather was beautiful! This picture is of my nephew, Alex. He is 3 years old and is my sister Bev's youngest child.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My Dear Father

Saturday, October 6, 2007, was the day that God chose to call my father home to heaven. He is resting now on the shores of heaven. No more sickness. No more pain. Forever healed from the cancer that plagued his last days here on earth. Dad breathed his last, opened his eyes and smiled the most peaceful smile. It was amazing to see his eyes open after being closed and so blank looking. He clearly "saw" something. It was something I had never experienced before.

I am still here in Florida. I will be staying here until the end of the month. The memorial service for dad is scheduled for October 25, 2007 at 10:00 am at the church my parents attended. The burial is at Bay Pines in St. Pete on the 26th.

Please continue to remember our family in your prayers. We are grieving. It seems so strange for dad not to be here. We know that he is in heaven and we do not wish him back to suffer in this world.

I love you Dad. You are greatly missed.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Back in Florida

I am back in Florida. My sister's and brother have come here as well. My father is slowly slipping away from us. It will not be long and my father will be going to his eternal reward in heaven. He sleeps most of the time. The hospice nurses have been coming in and are here mostly around the clock. Please keep our family in your prayers. It is a difficult time for us. We love our father and wish he could stay with us but it seems to be the will of God that he leave us. I will update again when I get the time to.