Hey guys--we're back after another weekend and I figured now's as good a time as any to update you all on what's going on over here.
After spending the whole day with MG at the hospital with my dad on Thursday, we went to work like normal on Friday, and that night we went out for a friend's birthday celebration that night. It was nice to get out because the last 4 weeks have mainly been spent at work, home or the hospital. Getting out and socializing for a couple hours was much needed and good for the soul.
What I haven't shared with you all yet is that Saturday was my dad's first day receiving in-patient hospice services at the hospital. The doctors aren't able to do any more to try and get him better or stronger, so now we pray for comfort and peace for him. My mom, bless her, has spent every night with him at the hospital since Wednesday night so that he doesn't have to be alone during this whole process.
On Saturday MG and I went to visit my dad and relieve my mom. One of my best friends, who I've known since middle school, and her mom (who was like my second mom growing up) came by to see my dad, and brought MG and I lunch, and my dad flowers. It was so nice to see them and I know my dad appreciated them coming. We spent time reminiscing which was awesome. MG and I spent 9 hours at the hospital that day. We also had friends who have been amazing and made sure that Cooper was taken out and fed...thank goodness for friends.
Sunday I went back to the hospital for another 7 hours to relieve my mom again, and my dad slept for a good amount of time that I was there. When I was leaving he thanked me for coming and spending time with him and told me he loved me.
Luckily I came home to cheeseburger soup in the crock pot, a clean house, and groceries bought for the week, thanks to MG. Cooper snuggles were on the docket for the night, too.
We unwound and watched the Downton Abbey finale before going to bed to rest up
Basically, this weekend has been one of acceptance, comfort, love, friendship, support, and caring....as sad as this time is, I also know how blessed my family is to have the amazing people in our lives who have shown up and been by our sides when we've needed them.
I know I've asked for your prayers before, and I'm going to ask for them again: please pray that my dad finds comfort and peace in these final days.
|One of several beautiful sunsets this weekend that have made me feel very peaceful and faith full|