I've had several people tell me recently how "it's just not fair what your family is going through." Of course I just nod my head, but here is what I have really been thinking and feeling lately. How many kids never know their dads? How many kids are abused or neglected? I have had the privilege of knowing a wonderful, loving Dad for 28 years. I've also been thinking how my Dad is one of the few people in my life that I would never want to change. I can't think of anything I would change about my Dad (except of course the fact that he has cancer). How many people can you say that about?
God has also been gently reminding me of 2 scriptures: 1 Thes 5:18 and Phil 2:14. "Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" and "Do everything without complaining..." Not easy, but I'm trying.
Dad has been home from the hospital since Tuesday night. He is under hospice care now and is pretty much confined to a hospital bed in the living room. He has quite a bit of back pain, but other than that, I think he is pretty comfortable. He barely talks, but he still tries to make us smile. Some things never change.
Specific prayer requests- comfort for Dad, sleep for all of us, guidance for the future.