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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Another day with David

I just want to tell everyone how much their comments and prayers mean to me. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, obviously, and we have had lots of visitors, phone calls, letters and cards, and emails expressing love and concern to our family. There has been a steady line of friends and family coming over, lots of food has been brought in at times, and while I am exhausted and sometimes cannot "chit chat", I do appreciate the support that we are getting. David did speak with the minister yesterday, yet the afternoon brought many fears and tears. Last night, we were sure we were losing him, so we sat and told him how much we loved him, rubbing him on the arm or leg, kissing him, praying over him, playing his favorite music, and even sang to him, letting him know that while we are going to miss him terribly, he had our permission to go to his next adventure. But lo and behold, this strong man rallied and is still here today! He has had many visitors today, but unfortunately, he is unable to speak much now. He manages a few words, but most of the time he doesn't say anything. One of his long time friends, Tommy, was here this morning and David tried to talk to him, but couldn't and it broke my heart to see Tommy's broken heart. David's boss came today and I KNOW David wanted to tell him about a slot machine that needed work, but couldn't! He has to be frustrated - he knows who everyone is, yet can't communicate. And for those who know David and I, we're big talkers! I know his mind is going a mile a minute, wanting to tell these dear friends how he feels. They know. They know.
So, here it is night again. Fuzzy and Katie are here again, as well as Jeremy. Kathy from the coast came in today, as well as David's aunt and uncle and cousins. A friend from the coffee shop brought us our coffee this afternoon. Erica's friends at work sent a muffin tray to us. Jeremy brought in breakfast again. We had fried chicken from The Klondyke. The list goes on and on. We will have a ton of thank you notes to write in the near future. They will get done. Linda is staying the night again, fortunately, because I do not know what I would do without her. And that's the honest to God truth. Norma will be back tomorrow to sit with her oldest child. This is a tough time, y'all. Keep those prayers a comin'. We will be needing them, that is a fact that just has to be faced. This is not going to end with David getting better, it will end with David going to be with the Lord and we will be left behind to miss him so much it will be a physical ache. There will no way to get around that.
Thank you everyone for your love and support. I couldn't do it without you.

7 Comments:

  • At Saturday, December 01, 2007, Blogger My name is Sarah, said…

    I've been thinking about you all day. Thank you for the update. I am so grateful you are receiving so much love and support during these days. Ryan and I are sending prayers up to God for you guys, and we are sending our love to you all the way from Austin. Please give that gorgeous daughter of yours a huge, tight hug and tell her it's from me. I love you.

     
  • At Sunday, December 02, 2007, Anonymous Erin C. said…

    Another day, another hour, another minute, another second with David. Strength and love to all of you in every second.

     
  • At Sunday, December 02, 2007, Blogger Brandi. said…

    Thanks for the update. We've been thinking about you all day.

    Many hugs, and much love and prayers.

     
  • At Sunday, December 02, 2007, Blogger Mom. said…

    You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. God will help you get through this.

    Much love from Florida.

     
  • At Sunday, December 02, 2007, Blogger Paul said…

    Dear Tricia and family,

    May God continue to bless and sustain you in the days ahead. You, David and everyone there is in our prayers now more than ever.

    God Bless,
    Paul and all of Katie & Chris' friends in NYC

     
  • At Sunday, December 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Tricia,
    In Billy Graham's book Angels, he says " you can put your confidence in Jesus because He died for you, and in that last moment-the greatest crisis of all- He will have His angels gather you in their arms to carry you gloriously, wonderfully into heaven."

    To be surrounded by his precious family now, and to have his heavenly family hovering so close...David will never be alone!
    We love you.
    Barry and Jennifer

     
  • At Sunday, December 02, 2007, Anonymous gail said…

    Tricia,
    Your family is a wonderful example of what families should be for each other. Our prayers are with you.

     

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