My dil and fil toasting as we spent time with them today. We're spending lots of time with Russell's mom and dad these days. Each day it becomes very clear that his dad is growing weaker. He has lots of confusion. It's tough to see him this way. But he still has his very unique sense of humor. He injects it into a conversation when you least expect it!
We just save all this time in the bottles of our memory. Someday memories will be a blessing to our family. Proverbs 10:7
Truthfully, we are all making memories, good or bad, every day we live. We choose which ones to make. We choose to live lives that are productive and unselfish or not. But whatever we do, we make memories.
The above part of this post was written Sunday nite.....It is Monday now and I'm in between visits. Washing sheets and towels actually. Just an interesting little factoid for you!
The Hospice nurse came today and was very helpful in explaining things that we can expect in the future days. The other nite Russell and I were walking into Sam's Club to pick up some things. We were talking about his dad and this whole dying process. Russell (this is huge for him emotionally now) said, well we never expected to be having this conversation did we? I replied that no, we didn't, but now that we were, maybe we should talk about what we will do when that time comes.
Russell said, since God saved me and I'm strong in my faith, I am ready to go when He calls me. He then instructed me to be dignified and not to hold on to him if it was his time to go. We both agreed that we would try our best to make it a time that we would just enjoy each other as long as we could, but then let go. We know that when we die, we will "fly to Jesus" and live. Death is not our enemy. It is our first class ticket to heaven to be with the Lord forever!