Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tired



Honestly, I am so tired right now I can't even think of a title for this blog post.  How sad is that?  I got home from the hospital around 2:15 this morning and was up again by 6:00.  Let's just say that 3.5 hours of sleep does not make for a very patient or cheery mom.

My grandfather is doing better.  If there was ever a human with 9 lives it must be him.  He still has a ways to go, but he is better.  Tonight we took the girls down to visit him and when we arrived at the ICU they said you had to be 12 to go back.  With as much time as we've spent in hospitals you would think I would have thought of that.  I knew the girls would be devastated if they didn't get to see him, so I did what any good mother would do.  I begged and pleaded until the nurse finally agreed.  They were able to see him, love on him and give him the sweet pictures they had created for him.  They love their great-grandfather and they were so worried about him.  Especially Ella.  She cried herself to sleep last night.  This morning before she left for school she looked at me with that bottom lip quivering and started crying.  She said "Mommy, I don't want Paw Paw to leave us yet."  I don't either.


But as I held his hand tonight and we spoke, he bravely told me (through tears) that he never once prayed for healing.  He has prayed for God's will to be done.  My grandmother will tell you she has prayed for healing and I'm sure the rest of us have, too.  But not him.  He is a good man.  He is a Godly man.  I am thankful for the life he has lived.  I am proud he is my grandfather.  He is a strong man.  He is brave.  But he has a nasty cancer that is going to take his life sooner or later.

Tonight I am so thankful for the assurance we have through Jesus Christ that my grandfather will be embraced in the arms of heaven when he does leave this earth.  None of us are ready for that day.  I selfishly pray he has a few more years.  But if he doesn't, in his words, he has lived a wonderful 79 years and has so much to show for his time here on earth.  Most important to him is his relationship with Christ, his wife of 63 years and his family.  Our family is blessed in so many ways.  A Bible believing, God fearing patriarch and matriarch have been the foundation.

My grandfather is a good, honorable man.  I love him dearly.


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26 comments:

  1. Mr. Coy is a Godly man who deserves all the rewards awaiting him when God is ready to take him home. I know the feeling of not wanting to let them go but also not wanting to see them suffer. May God bless each of you during this difficult time and give you peace to know that His will be done because His servant has prayed for that. Certainly Mr. Coy's work for the Lord will never be over because he has touched so many lives. God Bless you all!

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  2. Kate, I have been so blessed to have met ur grandfather. My father worked for rose construction for many many years, but the one thing I can always remember about mr coy is hr always had a smile in his face everytime he walked into dr maxwells office!! He is a very stron willed and has a very humbled soul!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Kacie Ray

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  3. I am glad to hear your grandpa is doing better. Well, he may pray God's will done, I will pray healing here on earth, God's will done.

    Praying and praying for Lucy's scans tomorrow. NED!!
    Blessings,

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  4. Lisa Brandon GordonApril 26, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    Thank you for the update...so well expressed! Love and prayers to such a wonderful, close, loving family! God is in control...

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  5. Try and rest and thinking of you today especially. I am trying to do the math. Did they marry younger than me? I was 21 and everyone thought that was young, was he 16?

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  6. I am praying for your sweet Lucy and your beautiful family that her scans are clear today! God Bless and may you feel his love surround you as you continue on this journey.

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  7. I will also be praying for your Grandfather's continued healing. I will also be praying for Lucy and that she will continue to show NED.
    Soothie, You are an evil soul.

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  8. What would we do without our hope we have in Christ Jesus. Saying "Good-bye" is never easy, even when we know it's just, "See you later."

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  9. Soothie, that comment portrays you as a rude, mean, idiot.

    If you aren't a RMI, then please know that was a rude, mean, idiotic comment and should not have been posted.

    If you are a RMI, then please go away and leave this precious family alone. Keep your 'premonitions' to yourself.

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  10. Kate, praying for your grandfather and your family.
    Colossians 3:1-3

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  11. Such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man!
    Your sentiments, and the testimony of his life,
    are a great example of how God hopes we live
    our lives, while here on earth.
    My sister, Gail, has such high regard for everyone in your family, and,
    through your blogs, I have see why.
    May God continue to bless you all.

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  12. What a wonderful tribute to your papa. And all the more lovely since he has the chance to know how much you love him while he's still with you. Though not of your faith I too know that he will be welcomed by a loving Father in Heaven when he does pass on. Prayers for you and your family today.

    Good thing you don't rely on the "premonitions" of others to give you hope. Leave the big stuff to God and ignore the rest! xo Natalie

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  13. WOW , How can any one person be so cruel??? This family has been through more than anyone family deserves to go through and you have the nerve to post on her blog such a rude comment, you should hide your face in shame.

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  14. Kate, You need to rest, but I am sure that is easy for me to say when you have so much to deal with. I hope you can get through this week and next week will bring you rest and peace.

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  15. Praying for your grandfather and the family. Times like these are never easy. I had all four of my grandparents into their 80s-90s, but letting go was still difficult. I know they are in Heaven, and watch over us, but I still miss them. I pray your grandfather DOES have more years ahead, & that his faith remains steadfast!

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  16. Many thoughts and prayers for your family during this time. May God give you all peace and comfort during this time, especially for the girls.

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  17. What is wrong with you???? Seriously....how can you say something like this to them. This falls under, if you have nothing nice to say....say nothing.

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  18. Kate, we've been praying for your precious grandfather. We'd only been going to FBC a couple of months when my daddy died. As I dragged my reluctant body in the door of the funeral home in Memphis I looked up to see Mr. Coy. Thinking how far he'd come for someone he barely knew touched me so that I just let go of my sobs as comforted me. Later my mother recalled meeting him and described him as a "vibrant Christian man." He's always been special to Rory and to me. Many prayers are going up for you all from our home and for Mr. Coy especially. Thank you for updating us all about his condition.

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  19. what a precious soul your grandfather is..said a prayer for all of you!

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  20. Today I await news from Lucy's new tests and so hope that she is still in remission. You have all been through so much, coming from every direction! I am sorry that you had another bad comment. I didn't see it, but I guess it is the same person who has been writing in with tacky remarks in the past. There is always one person who has no heart, sympathy or empathy. Those are the ones who need to keep their thoughts to themselves.

    Prayers for Lucy and all your family. Special prayers for you as a mother and granddaughter with a heavy heart right now.

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  21. Beautiful post about a sweet man by a Momma that gets what life is all about! He would be so honored to read your words.

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  22. Kate, that was a lovely post about Mr. Coy. He is one the finest men Wade and I have ever known. We think so much of him and Mrs. Jeanette. Every time Wade would talk to him and ask how things were going, he would always talk about Lucy and how much he loved her and appreciated all the prayers for her. He once said that when he was going through treatments, he couldn't complain about how bad they made him feel because he knew it was even worse for Lucy. He is ALWAYS thinking about other people. He is that kind of person. They don't come any better! Pryain for all of you!

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  23. The picture of Jack and his great grandfather is a treasure. Just two old fishermen, coming in from a day of fishing. It's not the fish they caught, that was important, it was the time they spent together. I will be praying, for your grandfather, that God's will be done. Peace to you and all of your family.

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  24. I am awaiting news about Lucy's test results also. I have been praying and cannot wait to hear the good news! Our God is good!

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  25. This is sweet. Those precious pictures of Great-Grandpa and your babies are going to be some special pictures to be cherished. You're so lucky to have them. I need to make sure to get some of my Grandfather with my little ones. He's given us a couple scares too, and I'm selfishly not ready for that time yet, either. Prayers to all of your family.

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