Monday, March 7, 2016

Weekend/Life Update

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

53 comments:

  1. Sending prayers of comfort and peace your way!

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  2. Jenn I'm so sorry you are dealing with this and that your dad is nearing his final days. Definitely praying and sending lots of love your way <3

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  3. Oh sweet friend, there are so many things that I want to say to you...without knowing the right words, I am praying for your family...for your sweet dad and mom & for you and MG! Love you girl!

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  4. My heart is aching for you, your family, and your dad. I will be praying, Jenn!

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  5. I am so sorry about your dad. I can't even imagine how hard this is. So glad that you have so much love from your friends. You are so strong for your parents, I'm sure they need it. Love and prayers.

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. I am so sorry, but you are so lucky to have these final days with him. Cherish the memories, they will last a lifetime. xox

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  7. Jenn my heart hurts for you and your family, I cannot even fathom what you guys are going through right now. I wish not only your dad comfort and peace, but your whole family. You seem to have a wonderful support system which is important, but I will continue praying!

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  8. Sending prayers and virtual hugs for you, your dad, and your family. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this Jenn

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  9. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

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  10. Oh, friend. My heart aches for you and your family, and I just wish there were words I could say to make it better and take away your pain. I'm praying for all of you and that God will just give you the peace that surpasses all understanding.

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  11. Friend I am so so sorry you are going through this. I wish I lived closer so I could give you a big hug. Praying for your dad and your entire family <3

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  12. Oh, Jenn. My heart is so very heavy right now. I was so hoping that your dad would be able to get stronger, as I know you were too. I am so, so sorry that you are having to go through this right now. I can't imagine how very hard this must be, and and I am so, so glad that you have some good support (including an amazing husband) around you right now. I teared up reading the part about him saying thank you and he loved you when you were leaving. He has raised a wonderful daughter, and I am sure that he is very, very proud of you. I will be praying for continued comfort and peace over the next few days, and hoping that you all feel God's presence now more than ever!

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  13. Oh sweet friend, my heart aches for you and your family. I can't even imagine what you are going through right now. I'm so glad you have such a great support system to help you through this. I wish I could give you a big hug. Praying for you guys.

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  14. gosh i think every post i've read lately makes me a bit teary eyed. ok yes i'm crying. i can't imagine what you're going through and of course sending all the love your way. you're being the best daughter you can be and giving all the love you can. peace and love my sweet friend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. Love you. I am so proud of you through all of this. I know its hard, and scary and downright unfair, but I am proud of you for being a wonderful daughter and for loving your daddy. And for getting to acceptance. Enjoy this time with him and take care of yourself.

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  16. Aww Jenn! Thinking of you and your family! So nice you're able to help your mom at the hospital! Glad you also got to get out for a night too! Do

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  17. Oh, Jenn. Sending so many prayers and so much love to your family. Hoping that you guys will feel God's presence and closeness in these next few days/weeks and that your dad is as comfortable as he can be. I've been thinking about you so much and if you ever want to talk with someone who has been there, my door is always open. Jeremiah 29:11 is the verse that I clung to when going through this with my mom and truly brought me peace. Stay strong, girlfriend. Xoxo

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  18. Prayers for you and your family, I know this has to be so hard on you all.

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  19. Sorry Jenn :( sending you and MG prayers and lots of prayers for your dad

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  20. Thinking of your dad and your family and praying for peace and comfort during these final days and strength for you and your mom <3

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  21. Jenn, my sincerest prayers and thought go to your and your family. Praying for peace for your father and strength and comfort for the rest of you.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  22. Sending lots of love and good thoughts your way. I am so sorry you are all going through this.

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  23. I'm so very sorry for all that your dad, you, and your family are going through. Sending lots of good thoughts, love, and prayers your way. I pray for peace for you and your family and for your dad.

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm so very sorry to hear about your father. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family during this very difficult time.

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  25. Praying for you and your family. This is never easy and it pretty much just sucks.

    I pray that the Lord comforts you and that your dad will be at peace. I pray you all rest in the arms of your Savior and that you know He will never leave you. May God grant you all peace, endurance and encourage you in this time.

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  26. Sending prayers of strength and comfort to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about your father. <3

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  27. All prayers and wishes are with you, your dad and family during this time. xo

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  28. I'm so very sorry for your family! So glad you have such a great support system to help you through this. Sending many prayers for y'all!

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  29. My heart is breaking for you friend! Sending lots of prayers and *hugs* your way for your family and for your dad to be comfortable and at peace. I'm so glad you have such an amazing support system, and your dad is surrounded by so much love <3

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  30. Sending my love and prayers to you and your family. You know I'm always thinking about you. <3 you girl.

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  31. I'm thinking of you and your dad and family & keeping you in my prayers <3

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  32. Oh Jenn, I'm fairly new here so I'm still trying to catch up, and I'm so sorry to hear about this. It sounds like you and your family are close and that your dad has a wonderful support system surrounding him... I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  33. I will absolutely be praying for comfort and peace for your dad as well as your family. xx

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  34. Sending prayers to you and your dad! <3

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  35. My heart breaks for you and your family that you are having to go through this. I will definitely be praying for your dad's comfort and peace in this difficult time.

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  36. Still sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way!

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  37. Peace and love to your dad and you and your Mom & MG - to all of his friends and family as well. I wish him comfort and no more suffering.

    Much love to you.

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  38. I'm so sorry Jenn. My heart breaks that you all have to go through this right now. I'll continue sending thoughts and vibes for comfort and peace. You are so strong! Know that so many people are praying for you and your family.

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  39. I'm so so sorry to hear this news Jenn! I can only imagine how hard it is. Hospice is a harsh reality and I had to go through it with a friend who had cancer. I wish your dad comfort and peace and e's lucky to have you all take such good care of him. xoxo

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  40. My heart hurts for you so much during this time! I cannot imagine going through this - I will definitely be praying for your family

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  41. Oh Jenn! I am so very sorry to hear this. I remember when we were going through this with my grandmother last December we did the same things you mentioned. Waiting was the hardest part for us and I'm sure it's been the same for y'all. I hope with all my heart that the coming days are peaceful and loving for you and your family. God Bless you and your family! xoxo

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  42. Sending you and your family so many prayers. I'm so sorry this is happening and my heart is breaking for you. I hope there is peace and comfort and love for all of you <3

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  43. I was so sorry to hear this yesterday and to read this today. Praying for peace and comfort for your parents, you and MG. xoxo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  44. I'm so very sorry about your dad. I wish you all peace and comfort. Bless you all.

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  45. Sending you all the hugs in the world! <3

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  46. I am so very sorry for the pain you all are going through. Sending many prayers your way (and hugs) xo

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  47. Awe Jenn my heart is breaking for you right now. I do hope your dad finds peace and comfort in these hard times. You and your family are amazing for going there all day everyday. I am sure your dad loves every second of it. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

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  48. thinking of you and your family, friend. i am so very sorry xxx

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  49. so many prayers for you and your family. Hospice is never easy, but it is the greatest gift you can give to a loved one (I'm crying while writing this). As a nurse, I have such a big heart for hospice. Its the worst thing to come to that conclusion and final step, but I hope you find peace and comfort in the fact that hospice is there to help comfort and take the pain away. Use them as a resource also as you and your family are also experiencing many emotions. Prayers and virtual hugs coming at you <3

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