As many of you know I’ve been absent from blogging for a few weeks due to Family Matters regarding my Mom and Dad.
While in the Midwest, I anticipated being with my parents for a few weeks to help my Dad regain strength following a hospitalization.
There are so many wonderful stories about how my parent’s tight-knit community and church reached out and supported my Mom and Dad before I arrived and while I was there. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories about how God revealed his love during this time.
Bye for Now
Sadly, after one week of visiting and caring for my parents, my Dad had a heart attack and died. Over the last four years or so it seemed as if he had many close calls. However, he always bounced back. Because of his Heart Disease he has had several stents, a pacemaker, and a defibrillator implant all in the effort to keep his heart beating. I think during those times, when he knew his body was failing, he began signing off on the telephone or in-person by saying, “Bye for now.” This signature sign-off was so encouraging and has the undertone of knowing he would see us again in person or if he passes away, in Heaven.
My last serious conversation with my Dad was about their safety. We talked about the transition of having someone help care for them on a full-time basis. He knew his wife, my mom, could not live alone safely and started preparing and learning about options.
Moving to the Great Northwest
We are currently in the process of moving my Mom to live closer to family and helping her through this new season of life to be cared for and loved until she sees my Dad again. There is a peace that overwhelms me during this time of grief because I know I will see my Dad again someday.
Dad, “Bye for now.” You are a Treasure and a Pearl.
Your Daughter, Sue Mocker