I’m hearing that my Dad will be coming home today (08/19/11). I don’t think he has improved in the sense of being better off. He is most likely near to going home to be with Jesus our God and Savior. He may have some strength for the days ahead to do what he feels like doing; and he may not.
Dad is still talking of getting up to go milk the cows. That is what he has done all his life. Even though his health has been failing him, he has endeavored to go to the milk barn, and help my brother with the milking. It has given him a sense of self worth, and something to do.
There is one thing I know, and that is that Dad is ready to see Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord of lords; and to be with Him for ever and for ever. No one can actually know that of any one else, but you can see it by the way they live; and what is in their hearts and comes out of their mouth. That is what has come out of Dad’s heart and mouth. His love and concern for his wife, children, grandchildren; and others too. It hurts my Dad to see family members at odds with one another – maybe I should say angry with one another to the point of not speaking. I also know Dad has not been perfect; and he knows that too.
I am thankful that God gave me my Dad. I am thankful that God has blessed me with the family given me. I pray that I can be as faithful to God, and His Church as my Dad has been.
Like I said above, I hear that Dad is coming home today. He will be back near the banks of Flat Creek, his wife and family; and of course the milk cows.