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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Goodbye Rob, Rest Well in Heaven

I just wanted to take a minute to let everyone know that Rob went to heaven on Friday afternoon. It was the day before his 63rd birthday. I'm going to miss him terribly. 
At Christina's wedding

We were playing 60s and 70s music in his room shortly before he left us and they played "Life Goes On" which really struck me as poignant as it is so true for the rest of us. 
Meghan's Wedding

With Kelly
 Rest in peace my love and suffer no more.
Turning wood
He loved that trike.
Taking pictures in Montana
Mudding with the girls in his Jeep
Taking pictures in Michigan

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Lovin' on his boy just a couple of months ago.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Things are Changing and Time Marches on in the Little RV

As I write this post I am sitting across the room from Rob at my daughter's house in Portland, Oregon. Rob has chosen to discontinue dialysis. Without dialysis he cannot survive. 

We have placed him in Hospice care. They will make sure he is comfortable and help us through this transition. He's just across the room in the hospital bed they brought for him yesterday. He's sleeping and surrounded by people who love him very much.
 
Eating Chinese food!

I feel such a mix of emotions. I'm so grateful for the time we have had together. We were married in 1998 and within just a few months he was in the hospital having a triple bypass. There have been many, many episodes of serious illness since then. With each illness and new diagnosis he has become more and more disabled. 
In Key West last winter

Over the years we have often discussed his wishes for "when the time comes". I am confident I know what he wants and doesn't want. 

For now please keep us in your prayers. 
Thanks for everything blog family.
Juley