This whole process with my Dad (that we are still in since he isn't home yet) has shown a bright light on the amazing gift that God has given us in our family. Having my sisters fly in and be here with me and my brother without 14 little children in tow has been priceless. Hard considering the circumstances but PRICELESS. We love each other so much. My Dad is one of the most amazing people I've ever known. Watching him go through this just has me baffled because his heart is so tender toward God.
Here he is at a Heart Hospital and the Doctors are looking at his heart, which is a muscle. Yet I'm seeing the heart of who he is in the whole process.
I also know that I'm not alone in my love for him. The out-pouring of love from friends and church members and extended family is such a rich thing to experience.
He perks up at visitors now that he is no longer weak. He's growing stronger each day. There is still no time that has been set to release him. So, for now we continue to pray for the visitors to continue to lift his spirits and the medicines to get to all the right levels until he can go home.
For now, my sisters have flown home and my brother and I are still here with him and Mom.
Tonight one of my daughters asked me what "rich" means. My quick answer was about money. Then I remembered using the word when describing an amazing piece of chocolate cake. Right now, I know that I'm rich because of the family that I have!