We spent last evening at Hospice House, playing cards, eating with family, just being together. Wondering how much longer Papa would hold on.
The night before last, Dale had a dream we sang around Papa’s bed side, and without him sharing this tid-bit with me, I turned to him before supper and said I felt like we were supposed to take the kids and sing in his room tonight.
We gathered around and prayed and praised, cried and hugged. The children curled up on his chest and wept, telling him how much they loved him. Even though he was no longer communicating successfully, we heard/saw him say ‘I love you’ to Avery. Precious moments, as we ushered God’s very presence into that room. We knew whether he went home last night or not, that would be the children’s official goodbye with him. It was a good final page to a hard chapter in the story of our lives.
The nurse informed us it wouldn’t be long, so Dale and his siblings camped out at Hospice for the night. Dale was sleeping in the chair, when he woke with a start, and said without even looking over at the bed, “He is not breathing!”
And he was right. He got over to the bed just in time to see him go.
Papa Don went home to see his Jesus at 3:50 this morning, March 25th, 2014.
He simply breathed in, breathed out, then was gone.
Jesus met him at the gates, and welcomed him home; new body, new life, Paradise for all eternity. And all the hunting and fishing he could ever ask for……
I know this morning, our 4 little Heavenly Fergusons, raced over to greet their Papa, babies I have not been privileged to hold or meet. But one day, one day we will be together again.
Thank you Jesus, for the assurance of Salvation, Heaven and a reunion one day, like none other.
Have you ever heard of Kat Kerr? She has the most amazing things to share about Heaven. We have been listening to her on You Tube every night. If you aren’t excited about Heaven, listen to her and you WILL be!
You all, it’s going to be AMAZING!