Thursday, July 22, 2010

Our Papa

Oscar Colley, on his 90th birthday

I haven't been able to post in a while because my family is in the midst of caring for my grandpa (Papa) who is home on hospice. This has been especially difficult for my mom, who has been at their house since Monday to be by his side.

In one week he went having the ability to talk and move, to being bedridden and unable to speak or move. The doctor says his body is shutting down, and that we have about 10-15 days with him. He has said one phrase words under his breath, but he cannot tell us what he wants, but you can see in his eyes he is there. He will try to say "I love you," but it takes about every ounce of energy out of him.

The sad reality is we will not have him with us much longer, his quiet, gentle temperament will be greatly missed. But the truth is that he knows Christ, and will see Him soon, and us again. That truth gives us great peace in see him leave his tired old body.

Please keep our family in prayer, as we interact with family members, that we be a light. Please keep my mom in prayer as she cares for him. This is very hard for her as they have always had a special relationship.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Praying for you guys!!