Sunday, April 15, 2007

This is just a quick post... there is so much to say but we are all wiped. J and I went to a marriage conference this weekend and were so encouraged, energized and educated (sorry for the all "e" words). More about that later.

Tonight I want to ask you to stop and pray for us, just for a second. My Grandpa's last days are here. He is angry, he is not with us mentally but for a few minutes here and there. He's lost the ability to reason and control his behavior, both physically and verbally. Those closest to him are struggling to remain loving as they are both physically and verbally assaulted from time to time. Its not him. Its the cancer, mangling his brain and body. That doesn't make it easier though.

Please pray for him to pass quickly and calmly, for his suffering to end. If its God's will that it not end now, please pray that his body and mind will be calmed, that he will feel no fear or pain but peace and satisfaction at a life well lived and expectation at a glorious world that awaits him in heaven.

Please pray for those keeping vigil with him... my Grammy, my Dad, my Mom and Aunts. Please pray for my younger cousins who might be frightened by his outbursts and not remember the loving, caring, precious Grandfather that was with us not even a week ago.

Please pray.


Anonymous said...

Hugs and prayers going your way.

Mrs. Hoppes (Kim)

Kate Thaete said...

i'm so sorry, kristi. i'm praying for your grampa and your family.

Murphy's Law said...

Kristi, I'm so sorry. I hope peace is restored quickly. You may or may not know that my dad died of brain cancer in 1994. He was 44 years old. And I remember that change in personality and the physical and verbal assaults that would occur. It's so heartbreaking. You know it's not your grandpa in that shell of a body anymore. This disease has ravaged him beyond all control. Try to hold on to the pleasant memories of distant past. You are in our thoughts. Big hugs, my friend.