Sunday, October 19, 2008
These pictures were taken on Sept 18th. We will post more recent ones later in the week. Dad is not doing very well right now. A lot has happened in the few short weeks he has been sick. He does not know who we are most of the time. He has been having conversations with his mother, father and a young boy (he tells me its my oldes son? Adam thinks it is Kenney.) Carl has been so easy to take care of. He is so sweet. Everyone of his nurses and aids tell me how sweet he is. He tries to be positive. He is not eating much at all and cannot drink well. His kidneys are showing signs of failure. He sometimes has an elevated body temp which is another sign it is close to the end. Yesterday Adam walked in around 9 am and Dad said to him "Hi, I really appriciate you feeding me breakfast" Adam said "oh Dad are you hungry now?" Dad said "well if you have a breakfast laying around some where that would be fine" So Adam went and made him some eggs. He could not eat very much but is was really funny. He was feeling somewhat emotional the last few days and he told adam he was a "flungin good fella" he cried as he also said while holding my hand and pointing at Adam "I am so proud" I want to add that I am too. It's not very often in life you watch your husband care for his father. Adam has been so loving to his Dad. My heart has been touched. I have watched these two somewhat none emotional men some how be very intimate with each other and grow closer together than either one had imagined. I can't say enough about my husband. I am proud that he is the father of my children and he is such a good example to us. and I am proud that Carl is my father in law. This is hard thing to face and he is so strong and brave. He has faced even this with grace.
I don’t want to turn this into a “no, you’re better than me! No, you are!” contest, but I must say that it is my wife Sonya who is the angel sent from heaven for Dad. I am amazed every day at how much love she has for everyone in her life, including the old man who invaded our house about one year ago. We had no idea his stay would only be just over one year. He could have been here 10 or 15 years, but Sonya was more then gracious in accepting him into our lives. When Dad is holding her hand and talking to her I can see love in his eyes for her, the love of a father for a daughter. When I walk into the room and Sonya says “Adam’s here.” Dad looks at me with an “oh-it’s-you-again. I-would-rather-talk-to-her-right-now-if-you-don’t-mind” look in his eyes. I could have searched the endless galaxy from the beginning of time to the end of ages and I could never have found a more wonderful and beautiful bride than the one the Lord gave me with Sonya. When all time passes and the last star finally expels its last light and all life has ended, my love for her will still be burning hot and I dare say will be lighting the universe for ever.