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Sunday, August 10, 2008

...Well

It has been a very long week, and there is no good news to share. I have been spending alot of time at the hospital in the daily vigil over Robin's father-in-law, Herbert Eakin. Sadly, he passed away last night around 11:30 pm. He had made it quite clear to his family and physicians in the previous days that he did not want to be kept alive by artificial means. So honoring his request, the family made the decision to remove him from the respirator around lunch yesterday morning. He was very coherent in the first few hours after its removal, but as the day went on that changed drastically. His family was present with him throughout the day to say their goodbyes, but no one really wanted to watch him take his last breath. However, Kesha (his granddaughter) was there with him as he left this world and entered into his eternal home. She stated that his passing was very peaceful, and such a precious moment for her.

Please continue to pray for this family in the upcoming days as they prepare to lay him to rest on Tuesday afternoon.









"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."

7 comments:

ARIANNE said...

I'm so sorry for you all.
I'll keep you in my thoughts!

Sharon said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Mercy....May God be with you, and your extended family during the upcoming time of preparations and grieving. My thoughts and prayers are with you....debbie

Janet said...

Sorry to hear about this loss. May you and your family feel the comfort of God during this difficult time.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Mercy I am so sorry. Hugs to you and her family. May God's supernatural peace be upon their family.

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's Father. My prayers are with them.
~Angie

JAR said...

I am so sorry for the loss of what sounds like a sweet, dear man! Prayers for all of you!