Our Family Spectrum: Old & Young, Healthy & Sick

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2012

20120730-121113.jpgToday we woke up with three of grandkids jumping into our bed. Danny less than a year old.

Then the phone rang and next thing I was taking my 93-year old dad to the doctor’s with pneumonia. He and mom will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary in September.

UPDATE:
Had to hurry my dad to the hospital. In triage now. They are trying to get his oxygen level up. Evening Update: Dad is stable and with intravenous fluids and antibiotic and oxygen in his nose he is hanging in there.

This is God’s plan for the family. We take care of each other. They were great parents and now I get to honor them and return the kindness.

“My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fail, be considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of your strength. For kindness to a father will not be forgotten, it will serve as a sin offering—it will take lasting root.” (Sirach 3:12-14).

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat Perfito July 30, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Dear Steve and Janet,

I’m keeping you close to my heart today as you go through the reality of your dad’s situation. I know you are torn between wanting to keep him with you and letting him go to God. St. Paul had the same problem. Phil: 1:21-24 I know you and you are a good son and your dad must be proud of you and all you have accomplished in God’s name.

Love and prayers,
Pat

Pattymelt July 30, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I am praying for you and your family. Your care for your parents is going to take a lot of energy and there may be changes to your life in ways that are unplanned. God bless you all.

Terri July 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Steve- Saw you at Steubenville this weekend and you were so inspiring. I will be praying for your family and for your dad’s recovery.

Lilly July 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Steve, You are in my every night prayers but I will say an additional prayer for your Father. I’ve been meaning to thank you so much for the fantastic Pilgrimage CD you sent from our trip in May. Thanks for all you and Janet do. You both make Jesus and Mary smile.

Tom Govern July 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Steve,
God bless you in your support of your dad. I know that God’s mercy will prevail. You and your family are in my prayers.
Tom

cecilia July 31, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Steve,
You and your dad are in my prayers, even though I don’t know you but you are an inspiration to my family and I, God bless you!
Hope one day you could come to Australia!!

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