Sadly, today the doctors pronounced my brother (in-law) “J’ was ‘brain dead’. There was irreparable damage done and so tomorrow, the life support will be taken off completely. He had many other medical issues previous to this fall, and so it not totally unexpected. He was 78 and had a full life, with a loving family. We spent many vacations, and holidays and regular visits with them, and so we will miss him greatly.
We’ve had our great-granddaughter here for a few days and are taking her to a special park tomorrow as promised. Then Wednesday we will take her home, and on to see my sister “M’ who I will stay with for a few days or as many as she needs.
Though I may occasionally sign on, it will not be often likely.
Thank you for all prayers… Diane
Ecclesiastes 3 ……. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the sun; a time to be born and a time to die……………………………….
I wrote this short poem as I thought about him.
There are people we know
Some who come and who go,
But some are an intricate part
Of our lives, and of our heart,
They accept us and love us
And give us their trust,
Their humour and smile
And personal style
Is a part of why they are loved
And what we are so proud of,
They are always right there
When we sometimes despair,
And a phone call away
Each and every day,
Their family of course
Is the primary source
Of love and concern and care………
Always willing and ready to share,
Nothing too great or too small
And what they would give to all,
Yes, some people we know
Are ready to show
Love, in word and in deed………..
To any and all who have need.
One special person who does all of this
My brother and friend, who we will all miss;
Though he’ll never be far away…………
He’ll be in our hearts, each and every day
With love to you ‘J’….. Diane xxxxxx