Sunday, April 20, 2008

Angel

It is with joy and sadness I write this. The Angel came and took Dad Saturday afternoon. He is now dancing with the Angels. This is something Dad would often see when he was 1/2 asleep. He would tell us he see a big football field (sports were never far from his mind) and lots of people in bright lights dancing.

Several family members have come to say good to him yesterday. His breathing was shallow and you had to listen to hear it. As we sat there the patio door swung open no one was near it. My cousin (a nurse) says the Angel is here. My uncle tried to close the door but for a very few minutes the door would not shut and then it just moved closed very easily.
I got up went over to Dad I could no longer hear his breathing so I motioned for my cousin to come over and she looked at him and we went out to the hall and called the nurse. We didn't want to frighten mom if we were wrong but we were sure he was gone. He was. He was so peaceful looking the room full of people didn't notice the change.

This will be a busy and emotional week. The funeral isn't till Friday. My Pastor, is doing the funeral. Dad's christian story is so amazing and will be a beautiful testimony to unsaved family members.


Thank you all for your prayers. Sharon at quite reflections I send my thanks for all your friends prayers too.

9 comments:

Mark B. said...

Sandi
I heard about your dad via the Cornerstone prayer chain yesterday. I sent you an email earlier this morning and then read your posting for today. Your dad's story is a testimony in and of itself. His promises fulfilled in your dad's life. Praise to the Lord. Dad is indeed now dancing with the angels, worshipping the Lord.
Mark

Talk..to..Grams said...

I will be praying for you this week. I am so glad your Dad became a Christian! Praise GOD! He is dancing with Angels!!
I know you will miss him and I will be praying for your Mom, too.
My Love,Carolyn

Toni said...

Dear Sandi,
I am so glad you told me to read your Blog today...I am so touched by the "Angel" account and not surprised at all......The Lord is full of mercy...praying for you and your family as you miss him here.
Love,
Toni and Bruce

Denise said...

My love, prayers, and big hugs go out to you, and your family. Praise God, He now has another angel to dance with. I love you my friend.

Sharon Brumfield said...

How I praise God for the new birth your father had not long ago.
How sweet that our Father never gave up on Him.
How blessed he is now to be in the presence of the One we long to see face to face.

Thank you so much for giving us a peak into eternity when you told us of the angel coming for your Dad.
That is the truth of the awesome God we serve.
I know you heart is hurting. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
I pray that because of his testimony many will come to know our God as their Savior. What a legacy he will have.
Love ya girl

Kathy said...

Sandi, I am so sorry for your loss. But at the same time I am so thankful that he came to know Christ. I will surely be praying for you and the family this week. God bless you.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Love ya girl--I pray you rest sweetly tonight.
Let our Father hold you.

Live Out Loud said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, but rejoice that he is with Christ. Thoughts and prayers go with you and your family.

Denise said...

Sandi....... I heard via Sharon and I send you my deepest sorrow. I have no idea what it is like to loose a parent. I pray that the Father God comfort you and your family during this time..........


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