Pop finally finished his course. He battled so many health problems but in the end his kidneys went into acute renal failure due to unknown infection. Secondary, heart failure.
The Lord gave me incredible peace that He was going to take him because 2 weeks ago on Saturday evening I was crying......very emotional, and suddenly Psalm 23 came to my mind and I wasn't even thinking about it......."Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, thou art with me. Thy rod and staff comfort me". So I knew right then and there that God was going to take him soon.
I am so grateful to God that He gave me His peace. But I will miss my dad and his intelligence and wit and especially his sense of humor. Through the years he taped so many documentaries from the history channel and discovery channel and ordered so many war movies, nature flicks, travel videos and other documentaries so as I watch all these programs, which I have now, I will always think of him.
Even his large scale WW II airplanes I have hung from my ceiling. I did keep a hat of his and a fleece jacket as a memory for me as well.
He was incredibly feisty up until the end. I went to see him on Tuesday and he was watching Patton, one of his favorite movies. When I got him up in his chair, he starting throwing stuff behind it........his usual self!
Death is part of life and for us, a more joyous occasion because living in the flesh can be a real drag sometimes.
Thanks for all of you who offered support and encouragement and hugs. All of us need that as motivation in this life.