When we got there this morning his eyes were open and I started talking to him. They think the strokes have affected his left brain, so his right side is weakened as well as his speech. I kissed his forehead and talked to him. Once again I told him it was okay to rest and go home now. Yesterday I don't think he understood me, but today he had tears in his un-seeing eyes.
We didn't get much sleep last night, and I'm not sure if tonight will be much better since once again we'll be waiting for the phone to ring. I'm exhausted, Mama is exhausted, Daddy is exhausted. Please pray for a quick passage for Daddy, and rest for Mama and me. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and prayers!
Fay - you have no idea how much your words meant to me today! I love you, friend! Maybe when this is over I can come down and visit with you again. You know I would love to, but haven't felt like I could leave here for a long time.
K-Sue, Lissy Lou, Aimee, Mildred, Tara, Nancy, Jane, Helga and all of you - thank you so much! I am one blessed woman!
Update: He is gone. My daddy is walking the golden streets in heaven, and rejoicing with loved ones who have gone before. Praise the Lord!!! I have this strange mixture of sadness and joy, but I am okay. Mama and I can rest now. We'll be making arrangements tomorrow afternoon after a morning of calling friends and family and trying to relax a bit.
Mildred, I think you prayed him into heaven! I got your comment about ten minutes before I got the phone call - Thank you! We've got to meet some time soon!
Thank you each and every one for your prayers during this time! Please continue to remember us in the upcoming days.
Larry O'Brien Forrester
October 11, 1930 - September 12, 2009