Monday, November 16, 2009

Not Ready To Say Goodbye

Today had to be one of the hardest days of my life. I'm sure it was for my father, and for the rest of my family as well. Early this morning, I got "the call"--- my worst nightmare had come true. A loved one had a brush with death and was not out of the woods.... yet. Far from it. My Dad went into Cardiac Arrest early this morning. His heart stopped beating for nearly ten minutes. It doesn't look good. Not good at all. Just as I left this evening, we had finally got word that he could almost be considered stable..... almost.

We are interceding on his behalf--- "Lord, please heal him. May He wake up if only for one second, to hear him say that He accepted Jesus into his heart. We are not ready to let him go. If I have to say goodbye-- please don't let it be forever."

I am crying out to my Lord---- "Please ease his discomfort and make him whole." Selfishly... I am not ready to say goodbye. None of us are.

I'm exhausted. And I am weary. Comfort us Lord.

83 comments:

  1. Oh Christine, I am so sorry to hear this news about your father. How I pray for comfort for all of you tonight. I pray that if you do have to say good-bye that you will meet again in Heaven.

    Praying as I type,
    Adrienne

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  2. I am praying for you, your dad, & your family. Please keep us posted so we can keep praying!

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  3. Oh Christine, I pray that your prayers are answered. We buried our dad today.:(
    It hurts.
    Love your new blog song.

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  4. Oh Christine, I am so sorry.

    Dear Heavenly Father pour out your peace on this family during this time and blanket them with comfort from above. Amen.

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  5. O Christine! Praying for you and your family! No other words of comfort come to mind other than we are here for you!

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  6. Oh Christine and family. Prayers of healing and restoration going up for your father right now. Prayers for peace and rest for all of the family going up as well. I wish I could hug you and pray with you in person, to help however I can around the house. I hope you have women in your community/church who will love on you right now during such a difficult time. My heart breaks for you, but I know He is watching over you.

    big bear hugs,
    Heather in TX

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  7. ...praying for you Christine... ((((hugs))))
    Jodi

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  8. Christine, My heart just breaks for you and your family today. Be assured I will be praying for you all today, that you will be filled up with God's comfort and love and feel his peace upon you for God's plan for your father.
    Love Debbie

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  9. Christine I am so sorry to read of your Dad's position. I pray that he may accept the Lord....maybe words he has heard previously have touched him without your knowing, I am sure it must hurt you veyr much to think he may not be saved.

    In my thoughts and prayers.
    Much love

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  10. Christine, you and your family are in my thoughts. Seeing a loved person suffer, and risking losing him/her is so hard.

    I lost my mother in June. I think I can relate to your feelings and worries. It is hard on you, and still you have to be strong to help your children through it too. I hope your faith will carry you through it.

    I also hope your father will be whole again!


    - I'm blogging for Nadya; to help her find a family -

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  11. Christine,

    I am praying for your father - that his health may be restored and that he may accept the Lord as his Savior if he hasn't done so already. I am also praying for strength, comfort and rest for you and your family.

    Love,
    Beth

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  12. Rita in Seville SpainNovember 17, 2009 at 3:17 AM

    OMG, Christine....I am so sorry....I will prayer for your Dad and keep you all in my thoughts...

    And like you I live in fear of THAT day...: (

    Please keep us updated....when you can....and again, I am very sorry..

    Hugs, Rita

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  13. I hope your father's heart and health improve and that he doesn't leave you now.

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  14. I know you don't know me, but I follow your blog and I just want to say; I feel for you and god be with you

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  15. Praying so hard for you and your family

    Just Me

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  16. Christine,
    We will have you and your family in our prayers and lift our well wishes for your father toward the Lord in a humble offering.
    Having traveled the road you are upon, you have our deepest wishes for all.

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  17. Oh, Christine, I am SO SORRY!!! It sounds as if your father might not be a Christian? That makes it so much harder...!! I'll be praying for your dad and for your whole family...!!

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  18. Christine, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Unfortunately I have no relationship with my father so I can't relate. But, I do understand that you aren't ready to say good bye yet.......I pray that God will spare his life - at least for awhile.

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  19. Prayer and Hugs to you Christine. I know how you feel. My 90 yr old grandfather just passed away. We don't know if he accepted Jesus into his heart or not. So it was a hard funeral to attend. I know a grandfather isn't comparable to a father. I do know your concern for saying goodbye forever. God Bless. And will pray that your dad recovers and accepts Jesus!
    Danielle
    caringbridge.org/visit/cripe

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  20. Christine, my heart is breaking for you. We are praying with you for healing...and most importantly, for salvation. ((hugs))

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  21. Oh, Christine! You are in my thoughts and prayers today. I will pray for your dad. Saying goodbye is never easy but saying goodbye forever has to be the worst. I love you and I am hurting along with you. Jesus knows...

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  22. Christine,
    I am so sorry. I am joining you in prayer.

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  23. So sorry. I'll be praying for him and for his salvation. Please keep us posted.

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  24. I pray that God give you HIS peace!!! :::praying in NY:::

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  25. Oh Christine, We will keep your family in our prayers. Prayers for healing, prayers for comfort and prayers for rest.
    Kellie

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  26. My thoughts and prayers are with you. This is so difficult. I am experiencing the same thing right now with my grandmother. I will pray for him and that God will comfort you.

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  27. Prayers for you and your family. . .and of course for you Dad!

    God Bless.

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  28. I'm so sorry Christine- I lost both my parents. I know all the emotions too well.
    I hope your father recovers.
    Sending good thoughts to your family.

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  29. I'm sorry about your father. Loving people most often come from loving homes. So I'm sure growing up with your father was filled with love. Remember, if you do have to say good bye, its only for a millisecond in eternity.

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  30. Praying for you and your family and especially your dad.

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  31. I am praying for you and your father.

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  32. Praying for you and your family this morning...

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  33. oh I am so sorry. that is my worst nightmare too. thinking of you and your family.

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  34. So sorry. Sending up a prayer and a virtual hug on your and his behalf.

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  35. Oh Christine - I'm so sorry. I'm praying for your Dad and all of you.

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  36. Dear Christine,
    I will be praying for your father, that God will heal him and comfort him during this time. And prayers for you too, take comfort in God's love for your Dad.
    Amy

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  37. Christine, I'm so sorry. I have already prayed the prayer that you asked for, and I'll continue to pray for him and your family. I've been through situations like this, and it's so hard--the fear, the desparation to speak to him one more time--and the hope that salvation had come earlier in life, perhaps during childhood. I'm not expressing myself well, but God will understand my prayer.

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  38. It's so hard to lose a loved one who has not, to your knowledge, accepted Christ. I know. :(

    Take comfort that so many are praying for you and your dad.

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  39. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  40. I pray your family can feel at peace! I know this is a hard road to walk!!

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  41. Prayers for a full recovery for your Dad, Christine.

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  42. I am so very sorry that you, your family, and your father are going through this. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

    *Many many many hugs*

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  43. Christine,
    I am so sorry.
    I will be praying for you and your dad today.
    Amy

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  44. Praying for the words of comfort you need, praying for him to accept the Lord. Praying for peace and comfort to all.

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  45. Oh Christine,

    I will be praying for your Dad and for you and your family. I will pray for healing, for peace, for no suffering and for your dad to find Jesus in all of this.

    Jaime

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  46. I'm so sorry.
    Thinking of you all
    Tia

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  47. Our prayers are with you this week. The cowboy and I have both been through this in the past few years. If you need anything, let me know. I'll send a cheesecake, or a joke to make you laugh, or an extra child to chase around and keep you busy.

    Lily at http://thesurpriselily.com

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  48. I am praying! May God give you and your family all the strength that you need to make it through this time - and may your goodbyes (if you have to say them) not be forever!

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  49. Thinking of you and your family and sending a prayer your way.

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  50. So sorry to hear about you dad. I will be praying for peace, comfort, healing, and God's will.
    Carla

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  51. Oh Christine, tears are streaming down my face. I am praying for you and your family and your dad.

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  52. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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  53. Kyrie, utriqusque vapor in quo cuncta, eleyson.
    Lord, Breath of the Father and the Son, in Whom are all things, have mercy on us.
    Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy.

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  54. You and your family are in our prayers!

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  55. Lord, we ask that You guide the men and women in charge of Christine's father's medical care. Heal his heart, make all organs including his brain, continue to work normally. Comfort his loved ones to know that You are in charge and watching over them. Let this heart attack lead to an acceptance of You as his savior. Use this situation to bring even more into Your flock. In Your name I pray, amen.

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  56. Christine,
    I'm sorry about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Dawn in WI

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  57. Christine, I pray your father is okay and that you find comfort in knowing he has indeed taken that leap of faith and accepted Jesus into his heart. Please keep us updated.

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  58. I know so well what that call is like. I'm praying.

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  59. I'll be praying for you guys. And for your dad. God holds you all in the palm of His hand and He loves you very much. :)

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  60. Oh Christine...I am sorry...I am praying for your beloved Daddy...that he will embrace Christ and that he will live to tell others about Him.
    Update when you can.
    XO
    Jill

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  61. I'my praying for your dad, and for the rest of the family.

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  62. Your family is in my thoughts!

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  63. Lord, we ask your guiding hand be with the medical staff and your healing power on Christine's Dad. We also pray that you wrap your arms around Christine, her mother and the rest of the family that they will feel your strength.
    In Christ's name - Amen.

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  64. We are so sorry! You have our thoughts and many many prayers, love to you all!

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  65. We are so sorry! You have our thoughts and many many prayers, love to you all!

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  66. I am sorry about this, Christine. I will pray for you and your family.

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  67. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    I lost my father on Oct 24th. It was the hardest thing, but I know he is now in heaven with the rest of his family.

    " The greatest gift I ever had
    Came from God; I call him Dad!"
    - Author Unknown

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  68. Praying for your dad and for your family.

    Blessings.

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