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8th-Feb-2016 02:52 pm
Son of a preacher man.
I wanted to share this picture I have just received.

Sadly, when Mum died and Dad had his stroke, his Alzheimer's got worse, and as you know I am unable to care for him, so he has has to go into a home. Every morning he has personal-care time for about 20 mins, and the one thing they all knows he loves doing is reading the Bible. So, every day the Bible is read to him. Whenever I go we also read the Bible, but it's nice to see that Dad, who was a preacher all his life, is still instrumental in sharing the Bible with those around.

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8th-Feb-2016 03:28 pm (UTC)
Faith is a great consolation.
17th-Feb-2016 01:38 pm (UTC)
Our faith is what has kept us going over these last couple of years.
8th-Feb-2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they are so caring at the home.
17th-Feb-2016 01:39 pm (UTC)
It is expensive, but Dad always looks clean and tidy and the menu is out of this world!
8th-Feb-2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
How excellent - he gets to hear the word, and is still, in effect, evangelising.
17th-Feb-2016 01:39 pm (UTC)
It is marvellous to know that God's word is still being spread because of him.
9th-Feb-2016 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh that's wonderful to know. :)
17th-Feb-2016 01:40 pm (UTC)
It is great to see Dad so well cared for.
10th-Feb-2016 05:34 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about your Mum, I feel utterly fail for not asking sooner and I am sending you a tight hug from the bottom of my heart Debs. What a an absolutely lovely and heart warming post this is. *Hug*

Grief is the terrible price we all must pay
For love
In the darkest hours we must remember
That same grief that hurts so much
Is proof of love
Love cannot be bargained with or reasoned away
It is as close to the eternal
As we shall ever get
And it lives in our hearts forever
Because though we can and do,
Love can never die
17th-Feb-2016 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jamie - I did text you just before Christmas, but presumably you have changed numbers.

It has been a hard year+ .... but I know that God has carried me through.

That poem so reminds me of something Mum said to me when my first dog died ... you only suffer so badly, because you have loved so much. Mum was such a strong character that in many ways she will never leave me.
10th-Feb-2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
That is so sweet!
17th-Feb-2016 01:51 pm (UTC)
It is great they are caring for dad so well.
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