Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Prayers Please


This post is a simple prayer request.

I have written recently of Vi’s mum Nellie, my mother-in-law and of her failing health. It has reached the point that it is generally felt she has weeks or even just days to go. She is at home where she wants to be. Every effort is being made to keep her as comfortable as possible. she is within a few days of her 87th birthday and has lived a full life. It might be said a long life but in emotional terms how do we determine how long a live should be. If we are talking about our own lives or the lives of our loved ones, however long it may be is not enough. We want more time.

She is in a lot of constant pain, sometimes delusional. The rational mind can acknowledge that possibly a quick and peaceful passing may be the best. Sadly, for us the mind and the heart are not always in agreement. Prayers please for Nellie, Vi and family.

Extra thoughts to Vi please. my health is let’s just say a little shaky right now and she is carrying that double burden.

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6 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Prayers Please

  1. Hilary says:

    Hi Bill … my thoughts are with you all at this moment – and I pray that however things turn out .. it is at an easy peaceful time – Hilary

    Thank you

  2. jel says:

    sending paryers and huggs!

    thank you

  3. rangewriter says:

    “the mind and the heart are not always in agreement” no truer words ever spoken. Best to each of you in your struggles.

    thank you

  4. Mel says:

    *sigh* Of course you have more prayers and positive thoughts for Vi and Nellie….and you.

    Difficult times–letting go is such a task, even done in love…..

    ((((((((((( Bill )))))))))))))

    And yes–after reading your friends post about your ‘little shaky’ health, it’s doubly difficult. I’m glad you were able to talk it with him truthfully.
    Definitely praying for you and yours, Bill.

    Thank you Mel. Now let’s be clear “I” still plan on being around for a while

  5. Betty says:

    Wishing God’s blessings for Nellie, Vi, and you Bill. It is during difficult times such as these that our faith will guide you and comfort you.

    thank you

  6. lypenner says:

    You’re in my thoughts Bill, along with Vi and Nellie. Remembering my father in law’s death this summer, it is a profoundly difficult time, but also strangely a time of gratitude and experience of God, so I wish that for all.

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