It has been a long Easter Day. After the three services at the church, we found some lunch and headed over to the CICU at the hospital to see my father-in-law. I brought my hymnal because I promised him we would sing him some of the Easter hymns. He used to play the organ and direct church choirs, and he loves church music.
When we got to the hospital, we found out that they had been trying to reach us. He has taken a turn for the worse. He is not responding, just sleeping. The pneumonia is not getting better.
My husband's boys came over and stayed for a long time. We prayed and did sing some Easter songs anyway, and waited for my husband's sister to arrive from out-of-town.
I called the other pastor from the church and asked him to come for a little while, too. I was feeling a little overwhelmed.
My in-laws are also members of the congregation I serve.
We stayed at the hospital most of the afternoon, came home and returned to the hospital again. We are home now. Tomorrow I will probably be looking into cancelling all the arrangements for the retreat I was planning to go to this weekend. But tonight we are all exhausted.
Please pray for us. Because even though I haven't met most of you, I think of you as my friends.
P.S. My father-in-law died tonight (Monday) at 7:45 p.m.
In sure and certain hope of the resurrection .....