Thank you Father for being here in our sorrow and anguish, thank you for your community who comes along beside us in our darkest hour. Thank you all for your love and prayers.
It is with a sad and mourning heart, yet a joyous heart that Jesus came to take Theresa home with Him at 2:39am this morning. As has been her way, she suffered quietly, stoically and victoriously. Oh the last 24 hours have been so painful. I will miss her so for she is my soulmate, my beautiful bride I so cherished. I am so thankful that her sufferings and trials are over and that now she is in heaven soaring and enjoying herself and knowing some day I can celebrate being with her again.
I am so thankful for my sister. I called her Monday at 7ish and asked her to come over and help me with Theresa as she had declined so and I needed her help with her palliative care nurse background and help that a loving sister provides. She came over at 8:30am and allowed me to be Theresa’s husband. Hospice brought some medications over. Her friend Cynthia came over around 2pm and Pastor Mitch at 9pm. All three stayed until 6am this morning when the funeral home picked her up. Our son’s faced timed and our daughter stayed up until midnight. My parents came by as did another friend of Theresa’s. We prayed, sang, listen to music, read the psalms and some of Paul’s writings. Theresa and I kissed multiple times through this time, rubbed her feet, arms and head. My sister and I tried our best to keep her comfortable throughout, which I believe is what happen as she showed no signs of suffering despite the cancer obstructing her swallowing.
I will probably write more later as I am still reeling from this emotionally exhausting and painful time.
Her Celebration of Life service will be this Saturday October 12 at 1pm at Cooks Hill Community Church in Centralia.
All Glory to God. Thank you all.