Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hard Times

When people refer to "hard times" it usually pertains to money or finances. However, these hard times are just that, difficult days. We got John's Dad settled into a local nursing home Tuesday evening. He is content there but sad. He had worked right up until 3 weeks ago, as a transportation manager for a Chevrolet/Dodge dealership. His credit card and keys were turned in and last paycheck picked up. We are currently cleaning out his apartment out and should finish this weekend. Dividing pictures up and sorting through his life, mind boggling. I feel like I am invading his privacy, John is just so sad and disgusted. These are hard times. We had breakfast with Sandra (half sister and husband that have been helping) and Kerry yesterday morning, just to sit and have a normal conversation. We had a nice time but then back to the apartment.... back to sifting through life, making decisions what to do with this and that. What to keep for sentimental reasons. I can only imagine how John feels. This is his only parent left and he will lose him soon too (say the doctors- 8-10 weeks at best). It is so hard not to question God. We know that all things work for the glory of HIM. Just please pray for John, Sandra and John's Dad the next few days. This transition is nothing but just plain hard times.



Ellie said...

Praying and sending a huge hug to all of you Marva.

Julie said...

Oh Marva, I am so sad for you all . . . especially John and his sister.

It is very disconcerting to be going through someone's belongings when they are in a situation such as this or after they have left this earth. I know too well exactly how you feel and the emotions you are enduring. Hang in there knowing others are praying for you and God is just a mere prayer away.

Love you

smilernpb said...

Oh Marva I am so sorry for what you are going through right now. I wish I were closer so that I could give you a big HUG. My heart breaks for people who have to go through this kind of thing, please know that you are in my thoughts.

Nikki said...

I'll be praying.

Mimi said...

I am so sorry, Marva. John must be heart broken. I am praying for all of you.