One of our beloved, Bob Gaddis, is very sick today. Last evening he was having supper at home with his grandson Alan and suffered a massive stroke. He went to Bloomington Hospital by ambulance and is now in CCU. His prognosis is not good nor entirely hopeless. His doctor says his brain may attempt to heal itself, in which case the outcome will be far better than any surgical option. Bob was very clear with his family that in such an event he did not want extraordinary measures taken so they are keeping him comfortable and watching for changes. He is not suffering and Gwenette is with him.
Of course,his medical prognosis constitutes the lesser reality. It may well be Bob is experiencing the great healing to which we all look forward, about to pass through heaven’s gate. If so, we can only rejoice in his fortune. In the years I’ve known him, hardly a conversation didn’t include some sweet memory of his darling Martha. How he has missed her. With what joy he will go to her on the day God chooses. Heaven’s gain is our loss and even the anticipated grief can take our breath. So we must breathe deeply and pray for strength to face the day like brave children.
Take a moment here and there throughout the day to pray for Bob. Pray for his children, Gwenette and Bob Jr., his three grandchildren and for all the people tending him today. Surely you want to help and I’ll let you know if they need anything. I expect Gwenette will enjoy company if you’d like to stop by. His room number is 2606. I will be there a good part of the day too. peace & prayers, pastor annette