Today is Tuesday, April 14th and my dad passed away right at 2 am this morning. I know that this must be a shock to those of y'all reading this as it was for our family too. We were told just a week ago he was going to get out of the hospital at the end of the week and be put on hospice. When we asked how much time he had of course no one knew the answer for sure, but the doctor's felt like months. Well, here it is 5 days later after being discharged from the hospital and he has gone to be with the Lord and my sister.
Our family is in mourning right now, but have comfort in knowing that daddy is with Ashley again. What a WONDERFUL thing! Those of you who read my post over the weekend, read that Sunday, April 12th was the anniversary of Ashley's death. How ironic is that he passed away 2 days after this anniversary. I believe in my heart he was tired. Tired of fighting this HORRIBLE disease, tired of the pain, and just tired of everything that came along with it. No one can blame him. He fought as long as he could. He suffered so much and we also find comfort in knowing his suffering has ended.
Please lift my family up in prayer right now. Pray for peace, strength, comfort, and understanding. I look forward to the day when the 5 of us are together again. Until then I know Ashley and Daddy have each other in heaven while Mama, Tab, and myself are together here.
Arrangements for the service have been made. The visitation will be Friday from 5-7 at Leak Memorial and the Funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Leak Memorial with a Graveside Service to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.