Today I wanted to post some of my sunrise and sunset photos., for Ted's brother Ray. Ray is in a drug induced coma , at this moment. He has been back into the hospital and then home with hospice care.
When we spent time with him this week, he was speaking clearly and his memories were good.
He did say he wanted to go home. Not to any hospice care facility.
So hospice set up at his home. He was only home one night, before the morphine was needed.
Ray told me he did not feel that his soul was with his body. His body was tired.
I told him his soul was good and he would soon have a new body .
Ted is staying busy, trying to keep from falling apart. There's nothing more to be done than hold Ray in our hearts and prayers. If you could think one kind thought or lift him in prayer, it would be so appreciated. Thank you. XO
Susie, I will certainly keep Ray and all of you who love him in my prayers. Life here it's fleeting. So much more awaits those who trust God. May you sense his blessing today.ReplyDelete
Judy, Thank you, for all your kindness. xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie, I am sending you hugs and prayers for the family. I can relate somewhat with what you are going through after what we went through with my brother.and my daughter-in-law;s father It is hard to watch, but remember they will no longer have to suffer, Prayers is what gives us the strength to do what we have to do. I love the pictures. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri friend ShirleyReplyDelete
Shirley, Thank you...I remember what all you have gone through yourself. Life is precious and so short at times. But I know that Ray will join his mother in heaven when God calls him. That helps my heart. xoxo,SusieDelete
oh my, bitter sweet,, I will keep you all in my prayersReplyDelete
Thank you laurie. xoxo,SusieDelete
Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family. It's so much better for them, but we miss them so much.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy..your kindness means so much. xoxo,SusieDelete
I'm so sorry hearing about this man. My prayers with be for him when I say my prayers tonight. Prayers do have power. When I had my stroke, there were friends and others all around Canada & the U.S. saying prayers for me and I'm still here today. I was 27 years old when I had my stroke and I'm 65 today and I think God each day for my rekatives, friends & others who were praying for me. Ray will be in my mind & prayers.ReplyDelete
Paul, You do know what the power of prayer can do....with God's will. Now it is better for Ray to go to be with our Lord . Ray's mother will be waiting with open arms. You have come a long way from 27 and that stroke. Our God is good. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
It must be hard to watch. Prayers for Ray and the whole family. BTW beautiful photos.ReplyDelete
Thank you dear Linda...I know your own plate is so full, yet you find time for others...that means so much. xoxo,SusieDelete
I'm so sorry for this development with Ray. My thoughts and prayers are with him and all the family. xo NellieReplyDelete
Nellie, I did not think that Ray would be with us the 6 -12 months the Drs. said. He was in extreme pain, to the point of not being able to sit stand or sleep at night. I think God knows it is time for Ray to go to his heavenly home. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
It's such a sad time for you both and your family. I'll keep you all in my prayers sweet friend. My heart goes out to you. Love DianeReplyDelete
Thank you so much Diane. It means a lot to Ted and I that others care about our pain of loss. I know it's our earthly hearts that makes us cling to the person...when in our Christian hearts we know we need to let to go . We know they are better off without pain, and they will be whole again. Bless you, love, susieDelete
Your photos are beautiful and will no doubt bring comfort to Ray! Promises of places to come!ReplyDelete
We will join in prayer for you and yours. Sorry I am just now visiting and catching up!
Linda, Thank you and LD for your prayers. Ray always had a beautiful soul...he was ready to go home to heaven...I will let my blog family know more as I find out myself. Blessings and prayers to all of you there in Texas too. Love you guys, SusieDelete
Susie, I can't believe these sunsets and sunrises, they are beautiful! You have the prettiest skies around your neck of the woods. This is such sad news about Ray. I will certainly say a prayer for him.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you and Ted today, Susie, and sending lots of love and comfort.
Thank you Sheri. I believe when Ray passes , he will be whole again. he will be at peace with God. He has always been a believer. Ted's have a hard time, as Ray was there for him when his father wasn't. Ted remembers when Ray had his first job and took all his siblings to the gas station for a bottle of pop and peanuts. Just writing that put a lump in my throat. Bless you my friend, love, SusieDelete
Hi Susie, I am sorry to read about Ray. I kept my mom at home with hospice and I love those folks...they are really a blessing. You told Ray the truth....he will have an Eternal Home and a new body. No pain, no sorrow, no tears. Like Ted, I try to stay busy at times like these. We can talk to God wherever we are and He knows our heartaches. May the Lord be merciful to Ray and bless each of you during this time. With love, MildredReplyDelete
Mildred, Hospice workers have to be so wonderful...I don't know how they do it. I know that Ray is a true believer and will be with our Lord when the time comes. I know his mother will be welcoming to him eternal home too. I know that Ray isn't suffering but his family is...that's because we cling to our loved ones. Bless you , love, SusieDelete
Lifting you all up in prayer!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Deb. Your prayers are so appreciated. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
This is so sad.ReplyDelete
I liked your pictures very much.
Paul, It is a sad time. Thank you for dropping by. Wishing great fun on your vacation...be safe too. xoxo,SusieDelete
I am so sorry, Susie. I have waited at those same doors several times in my life now. It is a hard wait and one you want over (on one hand) and one you want to never end on the other hand. Blessings to the whole family and especially to Ted. I am so sorry- xo DianaReplyDelete
Diana, The waiting is hard. I know that Ray will be with our Lord when he goes. His mother will be waiting on the other side for her boy. Thank you for the prayers..it means so much to all of us. Blessings, love you, SusieDelete
I'm sorry. You have had more than your share lately, for sure. Hugs and prayers.ReplyDelete
Thank you Debby. Ray's cancer came as a shock for Ted and I, as I had just lost my brother Mark due to a stroke/ Plus my sister Barb is recovering from her stroke on the 4th of this month. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie, you know Ray is in my prayers, as is all of your family. Hugs and love to you!ReplyDelete
Thank you Carol. We appreciate all the prayers and good wishes. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie, I am so sorry all of you are going through this. Our family has been where you all are. And of course I will say a prayer for Ray to find peace. It's a sad and stressful time, I know.ReplyDelete
Mona, Thank you for the prayers. I know that you went thru a rough time too. Our faith is a blessing . I know when Ray leaves this earth he will enter heaven. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
Sending prayers your way... So sorry for all of this..
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such a kind comment!
Your photos are stunning, by the way..
Thank you Debbie. xoxo,SusieDelete
I am having a hard time sleeping tonight so I am up and will say prayers for Ray. Lifting all of you up in prayer.
Kris, Sorry you couldn't sleep...but dear friend, I thank you so much for your prayers. I am hoping this coming week, those in need of help and prayers can get some relief. I do know that when Ray leaves here he will be a new man in a wonderful home in heaven. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Thinking of him -- and all of you.ReplyDelete
I have just lifted Ray up in prayer, along with Ted, you and the family.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos and post!!! nice blog!!ReplyDelete
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