Hi Folks, this is just a short note asking prayer for my family. I found out about a week ago that my birth father was having kidney failure, then got word yesterday morning that he passed away Tuesday night.
My Mom recently has had congestive heart failure and a mini stroke within the past couple of months, and just had another stroke in the past 24 hours and is back in the hospital where tests are being done. She can’t talk, is on oxygen, and doesn’t know her husband. She is 85. I saw her twice in the past year and I am thankful for that. She told me she loved me and that I was her baby, even though I am her first born. It still did my heart good to hear she loves me, as we’ve not had the best of relationships.
My folks have been divorced for 56 years, and even though I’ve not had much contact with my birth father, the possibility of losing them both around the same time, is almost too much to bear. I love them both. I have heard that even though couples who were once married, have been divorced for a long time, the can sometimes still die around the same time. That seems amazing to me. There must be still some sort of connection.
This all comes as the 4th anniversary of my dear husband’s homegoing, draws near, 4 years on the 9th of next month. Needless to say, it is a very emotional time for me. I keep relying on Jesus/God to be my strength as I go through more grieving. He is with me always and has promised to never leave or forsake me. He bottles all of my tears.
Please keep my Mom, my two sisters and myself in prayer and also my birth dad’s family as they grieve with losing him. I have three half-siblings and three step-siblings, that I’ve never met. I am now in contact with two step-sisters, and their Mom also.
Thank you all for all of your support, your love, and prayers through the years.