You may have noticed that I have not been around visiting my blogger friends much recently. I was on a trip to Oregon to visit my daughter. While there, my father became very ill and had to be admitted to intensive care. He has been declining for some time and his body was failing. Yesterday day I arrived home in time to be able to speak with him for a few hours while he was still cognizant. He was in so much pain and suffering terribly. The Dr.'s did all they could for him, but at 93 his poor body was shutting down. He was placed in hospice late in the afternoon and and given the drugs he needed to be comfortable. I left late in the evening and at 3:45 am this morning they called to tell me he had passed away. It is hard, but he is not suffering any more.
On the bright side, I am so happy to announce I am going to be a GRANDMOTHER! While visiting with with my daughter she found out, and we are all delighted! The baby is due July 1, 1915.
The circle of life is a miraculous gift.