Hi all my dear blog friends. Over the past couple of months, my grandfathers health has been declining. Last week, he suffered a Stroke that caused him to be unresponsive for a couple of days. At that time, hospice was called and he was given hours or days to live.
I took a quick trip down to my parents to see him. His mind is there, but the rest of him isn't functioning. He was able to crack a smile when I told him it was me, he squeezed my hand tight and smiled some when I told him stories of when I was little and remembering times at his and my grandmothers house. Seeing him meant the world to me and I am thankful for those minutes I got to be with him. Each day with him is a miracle and I will always cherish my time with him.
My grandfather is my only living grandparent left and I am blessed to say that I knew 3 of my grandparents. I was blessed 19 years with my MawMaw, 20 years with my Oma, and am currently at 26 years with my Poppy. My moms dad died of cancer when she was 7 years old.
I feel extremely lucky to have had these ladies and man in my life.
This week, I honor my grandfather and thank The Lord everyday for him. I pray his suffering is short, and that when it is time for him to depart this world, The Lord will call him to himself.
I am going to take the next couple of days off from blogging to spend the time I normally devote to it in prayer.
I pray that his life's testimony will bless others and that he exuded Christ's love.
I love you all and am praying for you as we'll.