I had my post for today all planned out but when Rebecca sent me this picture, I just KNEW I would have to change it and post this today.
This is the very last picture taken of our Dad. It was taken in Aug '08. Sienna was just 3 months old. Dad always loved his picture taken and was not camera shy at all. After this picture he didn't want anymore taken. Shortly after this was taken, he started to go down hill and has been bed ridden since September.
My little heart is breaking! This is sheer torture for us as a family. Knowing that our Dad is suffering and that our Mom is literally worn out, but just like him, there are no words of complaint. They do what they have to and need to do.
We are told that we suffer trials for our own good. I know that this is not only a test for my Dad but his entire family too. His body is so weak but his spirit is so strong. He has been such a good example all our lives.
Look at the picture again at the top of this post. On the wall you will see my Mom's favorite picture of him. I have to say how very grateful I am that I have such wonderful parents. They have been such a wonderful example to their children. We are truly blessed to have them in our lives. We cannot imagine our lives without Dad but even more so we cannot imagine not seeing him ever again. Thank goodness for the knowledge we have that this life is not the end. .
Most of you know that music plays an important part in my life. I am a HUGE fan of 'Kenneth Cope'. Most of you will know who he is and some will not. I have listened to and loved his music for many years now. He has the most amazing voice and the lyrics and music are awesome. I have been listening to his album "Greater Than Us All" and even sang John (my son) to sleep this evening. A sincere 'Thank You' to Kenneth for sharing his talents with us. Kenneth has a new website coming soon - http://www.kennethcope.com/ You can sign up for the monthly newsletter. I actually met and chatted with him at Deseret Book Store in Cottonwood Mall back in 2002 when I bought one of his signed copies of "Hear My Praise". I know Kenneth won't remember, but I sure do :)
Please keep our family in your prayers. For those of you who are praying for us. "Thank You".
"We love you Dad"