Saturday, March 2, 2013

God is Good...




...all the time.

My father-in-love's health has declined rapidly over the last three weeks, multiple health issues and age are catching up with him very quickly. The doctor has suggested he has little time left, fewer weeks than you can count on one hand.

He has been cared for wonderfully in the aged care centre which he moved into on Christmas Eve. His 86th birthday is late this month but all would be both delighted and also very sad if he has passed on to heaven by that time. His faith in Jesus's saving grace is unshakable, heaven awaits, along with family and friends who have gone before him.

Late this week a permanent bed become available in the same aged care centre for my mother-in-law, only a few rooms away from my father-in-law's room. She has moved in already, now they are able to spend these last precious days together again. God has been very good to us all.

38 comments:

joy said...

Precious last moments on earth. Yes, heaven awaits for all of us. A.much better place:)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

For all who believe, it is a wonderful hope to live by.

eileeninmd said...

How sad, I wish your FIL's last days be at peace and painfree. I am sure heaven is waiting for him. My thoughts and prayers are you and your family!

marijke said...

Eventhough we know the warm hands of heaven are waiting, for everybody it's very hard to say goodbye for the last time. I wish you and your family all the best and strength Karen

Patchwork and Play said...

You and your husband and extended family are in my prayers and thoughts. How wonderful that your mother in law can be with in his last days. Blessings to you all.

Joyful said...

Sad news for those who will be left and happy news for your FIL. I hope your MIL will be okay. It is good they are together at this particular time. God has made a way for them to both be in the nursing home. I know how difficult it can be to get into one.

Ignacio Santana said...

Preciosa!!!...y "Five" me ha encantado, felicidades!!!

Un abrazo!!! ;)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I hope your MIL and FIL find some enjoyment together in these last few weeks.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I know this is a difficult time for your family. My heart goes out to you all. May God's peace be with your family.

Pam ;) said...

May the Grace of God be with and comfort you and your family Karen. Its never easy to watch a loved one fade.

Linda R said...

My prayers go up to you and your family. God is Good!

Nina Bille said...

Your picture og the sunset is very beautiful - visualizing in a symbolic way the end of a long life here on earth, longing for the heavenly home. Such a blessing the your in-laws can spend their time together now ... Blessings to you all!
ps. Thank you for your sweet words on my blog, and congratulations on your daughters 5th birthday!

Cinzia said...

Ti sono vicina, anche se lontana...
Cinzia

Giga said...

Nie mogę Ci pomóc, ale myślami jestem z Tobą. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
I can not help you, but I'm thinking of you. Regards warm.

Beth said...

This post brought tears to my eyes and also memories. I am so glad that they can be together at the end.

Juliana said...

God bless you all!

Have a great day!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

MaryL said...

How wonderful for them to be together... so glorious that he is about to enter Heaven!! There will be sadness here of course but comfort also as you contemplate the overwhelming joy awaiting him just a few short 'earth' weeks away! A wonderful, glorious Forever Life!! Let it fill us all with joyous expectancy and hope!

Tricia Hays said...

God bless them & it's good that they'll be able to spend this time together! Prayers

Very beautiful capture

Fun60 said...

I think it is wonderful that they can spend their remaining time on Earth together. None of us know how long we have so we should all try and make each day a special day.

Linda said...

Beautifully said! And the photo is gorgeous. Best wishes.

flowersandhome said...

This is so very sad Karen. It is a good thing though that your parents in love will be able to spend these last moments together. I hope your father in love isn't in too much pain and that he can peacefully end his life on this earth. Thinking of you and wishing you and your family a lot of strength in this difficult time.
Marian

geanina said...

Beautiful image!
Have a nice weekend!:)

Ash said...

This is very sad news Karen. I hope that you and your family remain strong in this difficult time. It's good to know that both your parents-in-law are close to each other at this moment. What more can they ask for.
Try to be with them as much as you can. My prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

Michelle said...

Lifting up prayers for you, and your family, during this difficult time.

Kalantikan said...

That is a very lovely photo and a very touching post. We don't have nursing homes for the aged here like in your countries, our oldies are at home with family till they leave this earth. Only those without families are sometimes cared for in nursing homes. When my father was confined in the hospital for 1 month and later died, i stayed there too till the end. God bless your family.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my this is one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen...

Isabelle said...

Unconditional Love makes it easier when it's time to go...
Thinking of you and your family.

TheChieftess said...

How wonderful that your mother in law could move in so close to her husband at this time. We just recently went through this...it is a very sad time when we lose a loved one. My heart aches for you and your family.

Seeing Each Day said...

That is such a blessing for them to be together - the way it should be. I'll continue to think of you and your husband and the children during this time.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Kalantikan,

There are benefits to caring for family at home. My father in law was being cared for at home by his wife with nurses who called in each day for years to help attend him. He has quite extensive medicals needs. I guess if he had been in the Philippines he wouldn't have lived as long - he has had several major surgeries. He's been in a wheel chair for 5 years and has other high needs.

Only last December did he reach the point where he could no longer be cared for at home. He was admitted to hospital and would have had to stay there if it wasn't for a nursing home. We are so grateful a room came up for him at their choice of aged care centres right when he needed it. Each resident in this facility has their own spacious bedroom and adjoining toilet/bathroom. The facility and level of care is wonderful, much more personal and pleasant than hospital.
Karen

Silvina Soave said...

Una imagen preciosa, hermosa hora del día! Abrazos.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am so glad they get to be together...

God is so very good...

pattisjarrett said...

My FIL has also not been doing well since December. Been in hospital, and now skilled nursing center. His birthday is later this month, as well. I'm glad your MIL is able to be near him. My MIL misses her hubby and hopes to get him home for a visit soon. God is good, all the time, I agree. Hugs!

Nordis said...

I am thinking of all of you.
And the photo is gorgeous.
Best wishes.
Nordis

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you all for your supportive comments, so appreciated, especially at this time.
Patti - I hope thing work out as best as can be for your parents in law too.

ladyfi said...

So sorry to hear about your father-in-law.

Ocean Soul said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and I wish you and your family a very special, God glorifying 'send off' for him! You are so right...God IS good ALL the time.

Nikki said...

Karen, I'm so sorry to hear of your Father in Law's declining health but it is lovely that your parent's in law can be together. Sending you and your family lots of thoughts and prayers. Nikki

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