Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Saying Good-bye.

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. We have been a little busy these past few days. My grandfather is not doing very well and they don't expect him to live very much longer. They brought him home last weekend, along with hospice. He was so glad to be home. And we certainly didn't expect him to make it this long...but he's still hanging in there, although mostly unresponsive.

It was a blessing that Conrad, Isabelle, and I could be there the last few days to help out and just spend some time with Papaw. And I think Isabelle is always a welcomed distraction for my grandmother and my dad. Yesterday, my grandma said to me, "I just don't know what I'm going to do with all of my time." They have been married almost 60 years...since she was 14 years old.

I'll write more later. I have many thoughts on the process of dying we have been a part of. But it will have to wait until I have all of my ducks in a row here and this blasted headache subsides. In the meantime, keep my family in your prayers, if you think about it.

7 comments:

Tara said...

You are ALL in my prayers! I have tons of memories of Uncle Laymon - all of which put a smile on my face. He is a very special man with a fabulous sense of humor and holds a special place in mine and my families hearts! I am so thankful that you were able to spend some time with him and the rest of your family the past few days!

Jona said...

I think Isabelle was a good distraction for all of us this weekend. She is so sweet, cute and lovable, it helps to be able to hug and hold her.

Wendy said...

I know what a difficult time this is for you and your family right now. There is something very special and blessed about being with a loved one during their last days, however it can be very trying on your soul. Having Isabelle there is more of a blessing to everyone right now that you can imagine. During a time like this we need to be reminded of innocence. You all are in my prayers. We love all of you.

Shanygne said...

oh, Danielle, I am so sorry... it's always hard, no matter what.

Praying for peace. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

Vicky said...

Danielle, You are all in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss today. He was a very strong man and was so kind to me. I loved your Papaw. I will see you this weekend.

jaydensjourney said...

Know that I am praying for you and your family.

Emily Jade said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. Anything you need, please let me know...