Leaving town to see Dad...I hope we make it there in time...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Yesterday, my Dad had his third heart attack in the last two weeks. Mom spoke with the Doctor yesterday and was told if the medication does not work, it is probably just his time, as his heart is not even strong enough to make it through surgery.

DH,(Jeff) , DS( Josh) and I are leaving early tomorrow morning to drive down to Southern NM (11-12 hour drive each way) to see him. We already had this trip planned earlier in the week, however, now we feel it is a necessity. I have just been a basket case since yesterday when I found out about his actual condition. Earlier in the week DS (Josh) had decided he wanted to remember Grandpa the way he last saw him, after the call yesterday he decided to go with us as well. I'm really glad, my two sons are my Dad only grandchildren and he is very attached to them.

My complete life from childhood through today just keeps flashing through my mind like an instant playback visual video. My Dad was a minister and preformed my own Wedding to Jeff, and so many more memories....... I know that this probably will be our last visit and that I need to tell him that I love him and want him to be at peace and not in pain, that he can now go into God's loving wings of protection and peace.

Thanks to my spark friends who have been so supportive and sent prayers up to our Heavenly Father on behalf of my Dad and my family. I pray that God will surround you with his love and presence as well. LOL ~ Janel :)

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    Hope your trip was a safe one and that you were able to spend some time together. Your family is in my prayers. emoticon
    4314 days ago
  • PACKY62
    it is hard on the hole family dom is still effected with my mothe in law. he was the one who woul play catch and stacking games with her to keep her moving.
    the day before her death he huged her and said that he loved her and to get stronger. she barley opend her eyes for him.
    spen some time with him and my prayers are with you and your family. if he passes rember in you memorys he will live on and he will alwasys be there for you as a angel over your sholders.
    4315 days ago
    I am praying for you to have peace when "thy will be done". My dad died 4 years ago. It is a rough road. Your dad already knows that you love him, but it's nice to hear it again. Take care of yourself too.
    4316 days ago
    I'm so very sorry about you Dad. He means so much to you and I know this is going to be rough and change you in many ways. The weird thing is that in the norm we lose our parents first, but when the time seems like its upon us it doesn't make it easier. I am glad that you are able to go see him and have your kids there as well. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. May you have a safe trip to and from there. Many blessings to your father.
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    4317 days ago
    Janel - my prayers and hugs are going out to you. May God give you comfort and strength in this difficult time. Your dad has been blessed to have a great life here on this earth. But if it is his time, may he have the glory of God with him in heaven. Much prayers and love your way. Travel safe.
    4317 days ago
  • ANG14FAN
    You have a huge family here for you. I will pray that you get through this difficult time and that your family finds comfort with each other. I pray that your dad finds peace --no one has to tell you that God will take care of him wether it is here or in heaven. Lots of hugs and love is being sent your way!!!
    4317 days ago
  • BIGDAD1211
    My prayers are with you and your Dad. May God bless you with a safe journey and a safe return
    In Jesus Name

    4317 days ago
  • MACMOM57
    Janel, may his blessings be with you during your drive and visit. You know he will be in good hands. Take care and know we are thinking and praying for you. Nancy
    4317 days ago
    it is so sad and so difficult time. Be strong. Probably it is time. Your father is happy man. He has lovely family. You all love him. Will pray for your father.
    We are all in God's Hands.
    4317 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/17/2009 3:21:21 PM
    Janel: You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Travel safe.


    4317 days ago
  • JEWELS571
    I am with you!
    4317 days ago
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    4317 days ago
  • KTPEE1644
    Jane, I am truely sorry that your father isn't doing well. I will continue to pray for him and your family. I know it is very tough but hang in there. emoticon
    4317 days ago
    Please breath. I know how your heart and soul must be feeling right now.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.
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    4317 days ago
    My thought and prayers are with you. Even if it isn't your dad's time to go, I am glad your son decided to go. As sad as it was to see my grandma shortly before she died, I think my brother had a harder time at the funeral because he never really got to say goodbye. He to wanted to remember her the way she was before she got really sick.

    4317 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers will be going with you, too.
    4317 days ago
    Hang in there Janel. I'm sure this will be a tough visit. Of course, your family will be in my prayers as well!

    4317 days ago
    all my love jellibean all my love. emoticon emoticon
    4317 days ago
  • DMORELLI1031
    I will keep your father in my prayers.
    4317 days ago
    Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way!
    4317 days ago
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