Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. In all your ways acknowledge HIM and He will make your paths straight.
— Proverbs 5:3
— Proverbs 5:3
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
When my dad died almost two years ago my life changed dramatically. My parents were four months shy of a seventy year marriage. They had many health problems, but the two together still barely managed to have a somewhat functioning household. But my dads falls were becoming more frequent and he was sleeping most of the night and day. My mom would wake him at 3:00 in the afternoon for their "happy hour." That constituted most of their conversation time. Then my dad died.
My mom was in shock. We were all in shock.
They lived about 250 miles from us. We (Karen, my wife and Micah, my son) planned to visit them for the weekend. My dad had fallen the morning we left San Antonio to drive to the Texas valley and had to be taken to the hospital. We visited my dad several times that weekend. Sunday noon we left to go back to San Antonio. My dad was in less pain and doing better. As we arrived close to the outskirts of San Antonio my mom called my cell phone to let us know that Dad had died. It was a disbelieving and eerie feeling. My dad had died.
We told my mom we would come back. My brother lived in Houston. I told my mother I would contact him to see if he would come with us. He is a disabled vet. He said his legs were too bad to travel.
We went back down to the valley. I was surprised at what I found. More later
Sue Brettmann RN has been devoted to Caregiving both in her career as an RN, Parish Nurse and caring for her aging parents through the last 40 plus years. She has experience in trauma, home care and hospice. Her strong faith walk and relationship with Christ has always been a part of her care and she is committed to helping others see the gift of Christ in their personal journey's.