The wisdom of a 12 year old and the power of prayer

Friday, April 16, 2010

I have an MRI on my knee this afternoon and I am very excited to see the results. I'm hoping for some answers and solutions to end the pain in my knee and get me back on my regular workouts. I need them if only for the stress relief!!!

Rick is coming home tonight and I feel kind of bad for all the crap that is waiting for him when he gets here. He's going to actually be looking forward to getting back on that plane on Monday. We will likely be spending most of our time at the hospital this weekend and he is going to need to say his goodbye's to my grandfather. His condition is worsening again. My mom and I agree that the best thing to do is to resort to comfort care only. The doctors have agreed that there is no hope. Barring a miracle we will be moving him to hospice on Monday. I can't even put into words how hard it is to watch this unfold. Pop Pop is one of the best friends I have in this life. I talk to him every day. I tell him everything. He has been there for me all my life. I can't stand to see him suffer. On the other hand, the years ahead of me without him just seem so long. I can't stand the thought of not having him in my life.

I am so proud of my 12 year old son. He found the only way to calm him down when he gets upset and to relieve the stress in the room. He just started praying out loud. The room feel silent, my grandfather stopped struggling against the restraints and I could see his lips moving trying to say the prayer. We all joined in. When it all becomes too much, we pray aloud. Over and over again. It's a beautiful thing.
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    Thank you for this is a beautiful blog. I know how hard it must be for you. You must be extremely proud of your 12 year old son. Praise God for him and his ability to calm your grandfather with prayer!! emoticon
    Praying for you, your PopPop, and your entire family as you go through such a stressful weekend and beyond and for great results of your knee MRI. I am sure Rick will enjoy spending time with you and the family no matter what you are doing.
    I have also added your PopPop and your family to the prayer chains of our local churches. Many are praying...
    Blessings and hugs,
    2894 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2010 4:53:19 AM
    That is a beautiful blog, appreciate so much you sharing it with us. My prayers are lifting up your PopPop and that he will be at peace and not struggling. Thank the Lord for the insight of your son.

    Hugs to you all emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2895 days ago
  • WANDAC2013
    2896 days ago
    I am so sorry that your grandfather is getting so frail. It is hard when a person we saw so strong and such a vibrant part of our lives become weak. It is the next generation that must become strong for that dear one and comfort them. That changing of roles is very difficult. My parents taught me so much as I grew from a child to an adult with a child. Perhaps the greatest lesson they taught was that death was not an enemy and with their strong Christian belief that the grave was not the victor. You take with you the lesson they learn--some of which we would rather not have to face. It sounds like he has passed onto your parents, to you, and now to your child such wisdom. I can tell he is very special and that he is drawing strength from your loving support. emoticon
    2896 days ago
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