- Wednesday, September 30, 2009 2:27 PM, EDT
My little brother, John, has arrived along with Gregg Harris. They are both by Daddy’s side.
My dad is saying a few words and is alert. His lungs are filling with fluid and he coughs every so often.
Yesterday, Joni Eareckson Tada gave Daddy a call and they had a joyful and special time together. Joni sang to him and told him that they were going to go clogging (Irish dancing) together in heaven. Joni is one of Daddy’s heroes.
Thank you for your prayers. Please keep praying that God will give him peace that passes understanding and that he will have no pain.
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:19 AM, EDT
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Yesterday afternoon, before moving our dad into hospice care, our pastor, Tito Mercado, gathered us all around Daddy.
We had a beautiful, precious, sweet time together as Tito proceeded to commend Mommy and Daddy’s marriage which has been filled with grace for 25 years.
We wept together and yet rejoiced as Tito told us all that he had never encountered a couple who had undergone such suffering and trials in their marriage.
We all laid hands on Daddy and prayed for him. The Lord was there with us as we lifted up our precious Daddy and committed him to the Lord’s care.
Daddy was at peace. He is at peace…complete peace.
“For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, in life and in death…”
Thank you all,
(Chris’ second eldest daughter)