Sunday, November 5, 2006

Update on James

We've got to stop meeting like this. Me, crying on the computer. You, reading about a difficult time with our family.

My precious uncle James was taken off life support Saturday. We thought and prayed he would go quickly, but he is still holding on. He is stable and breathing heavily, but he is still with us. They have him on heavy morphine, so he is out. He does not open his eyes like he was before. He just snores :) Jacque said now we all believe her that he does. His brain is so damaged that he will never be James again. And soon, his brain will not remind him to breathe and he will drift off to be with Jesus.

I have come to the place in my heart today to be content with our circumstances. There is nothing more that I want from him than to go to heaven and be free from tubes, hospitals, and get his new healthy body. But I know that in a few days, or weeks, or however long it takes...I will miss not being able to see him every day. I used to want to talk with him and tell him we are here, and praying for him and willing him to fight. Now, I am happy to just sit and be in the same room as him.

However much we will miss him, please pray with our family that his time would come quickly.

I am feeling fine. Tired, physically and emotionally worn out, but fine nonetheless. Jadyn had her birthday party scheduled for Saturday, and we went ahead and had it. It was a fun time. It is good to be five and happy, and Jadyn is both. I am thankful for our close family.

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support,


Anonymous said...

I love all of you! You are in my prayers. Once again you are a beautiful example full of grace and peace through Christ.
May God continue to give you all the strength you peace you need at this time.
Carrie Patchen

Anonymous said...


My heart is heavy for your family. No great words of wisdom to share..just heartfelt concern and prayers for your prayers to be answered quickly.

Bev Damon

Anonymous said...

We send our love and prayers along with so many others.

Anita and Chuck

Anonymous said...

I wish I was there and could give you a big hug...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.