Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Monday afternoon we got a sad call saying that Chris's dad had died. He had been running an errand up to Hartstone and must not have felt very well. He pulled off to the side of the road and entered eternity. The whole family spend that night crying and talking and remembering all the good times we had with dad. He was such an amazing man. He loved God and his family so much. We will truely miss having him in our daily lives. It has been a great comfort to me to know that someday we will see him in heaven again. I keep picturing Casey with a big smile on his face, holding onto dad's hand and running all over heaven with him.
Tuesday before heading off to surgery, Bekah and I were talking about Grandpop being in heaven. After talking to her for a while she asked Jesus to come into her heart and save her. What a sweet moment for our whole family. She has been telling everyone that she made that decision.
Right after that I headed to the hospital to have my gall bladder taken out. The surgery went smoothly and they were able to do it with only three small incisions. Shortly after the surgery was over, nausea from the anesthetic set in. That was not so fun. I left the hospital after 6 hours and was home by 3:30pm. By 8 that night I was able to keep food down. The pain has been pretty bad so I got some better medicine today and am hoping that helps. I showed Bekah my scars (mostly to keep her from jumping on my belly). She got a surpised look on her face and asked, "How did they put your belly button back?" I laughed so hard even though it hurt.
Today the family made a lot of the hard decisions for the funeral and memorial service. Some of the guys stayed here to take care of the girls and me. The burial is on Friday and we are having dad's memorial service on Saturday. I just found out that they will be giving dad full military honors at the memorial service. Thank-you all for your prayers and thoughts. I love seeing just how many people's lives Dad touched.