Friday, December 7, 2007

PLEASE PRAY FOR MY DADDY

Today is just an addition to yesterdays post. I am asking for all of you to pray for my dad. My parents live with us in the basement house. Today we found out that he has pneumonia. "Old Blue Eyes", my Popo, is 74 years old with multiple illnesses. On an earlier post I told you we started hospice 'Quality of Life Care Program" for him several weeks ago. Well with all of us getting this cold bug, which I started today myself, he must have caught it from us. He has emphysema, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Diabetes, and several other serious illnesses. He has been very ill and I am concerned that this is too much for his immune system to handle. When I visited with him tonight I asked if he was ready to meet Jesus. He responded with "YES I AM". I tried to encourage him to think about his future, the real life we should all be living for is to be in heaven with no pain, no bills, no illness or sadness. To think upon these things brings hope. He told me he definitely thinks this is his last Christmas. He has been suffering for quite a while with a lot of pain and deterioration, some due to normal aging, but most of all depression. He is not going to get better according to the Dr's. So, may I please ask any one reading this tonight to pray for my Popo. I love him with all of my heart!! He has been a wonderful father, father in law, and grandpa to his 13 grandchildren and soon to be first great grandchild. He has said for years he didn't want to die until he saw his great grandchildren. He is struggling very much with breathing more than anything. I would also ask that your specific prayer would be for God to pour His peace, His presence and HIS LOVE into his heart, mind, and soul. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

12 comments:

Ted and Jill said...

He is bathed in prayer. This must be very hard for you given everything else going on. Rest in the Lord.

Renee said...

Praying for your Daddy!

(((Hugs))) to you!

Blessings,
Renee

Justine said...

I don't know your family, but we are also an adoptive family. I followed your daughter's blog to yours. You have a beautiful family and your "Popo" is indeed, a Blessed man!!! I am praying for him. I love my dad with all my heart, so I fully understand the love you have for him. Praying for all of you!

Denise Nelson said...

We are praying!

Anonymous said...

We'll definately be praying for him! God bless you guys. Your stories have been so inspiring!

Candace P.

kikstra said...

We're praying! Praying for your Daddy's peace, and that you're able to cherish some moments with him--my Mom passed away under Hospice care 6 years ago, and I'm so thankful for some precious, albeit tremendously painful, moments. God bless all of you!

Creech Family said...

Oh, sister - my prayers are with you and yours, especially your Dad's health, Josiah's sense of security with Jerry gone, and health for all. Let us know what we can do as we pray. Love to all -
-F

emily said...

As a woman that loves her daddy, I will be praying for him! (and you) I love that he is ready to be with Jesus-

Anonymous said...

Hi. I am the "are you Ellie" lady from the Hilton on Thanksgiving. My father is also very ill and we are looking on this Christmas as our special gift from God-having him and the new wee one from ET. We never know when a Christmas may be the last, so I will pray for your father's health and peace this Christmas and for all to come.

Anonymous said...

..Prayers being said ... for strength on many levels...

... I'm not sure you know me, our paths have crossed a few times but I'm not a stand out ~smile~, however, I want you to know that all but one of my children are grown and on their own.. I have time to come and be hands or run errands for you if you need me... Beth, Faye * the Hendersons can vouch for me..really, I don't mind doing something for you and the family should the need arrive...Until the with prayers,
Lea
www.theendoftheroad.typepad.com

Mindypannell@mac.com said...

We are praying for your Daddy, you and your entire family.

Blessings,

Mindy

Lisa W. said...

What a great picture of your family. We are waiting for 2 ethiopian siblings. Hope your Dad is doing well.
Lisa
www.my2ethiopiangirls.blogspot.com