Friday, February 10, 2006

Rev. Bailey

A gentleman who has been almost like a grandfather to my wife and I is very sick. He is 96 years old and we always stop by for a visit every time we go home. (Delaware) He always encourages us in our ministry and supports us with food (mostly bags of candy) and money to take back with us. He is a great man and has been a friend of the family since my parents were my age. Actually since they were younger than I am now. When they first moved to Delaware he took them under his wing when they showed up at the church where he was pastoring. He has cancer on his kidney and they are giving him only 6 months. Hospice is going to come and bring a hospital bed for him at home. When asked which bedroom he wants to be in he replied, "the living room." You see Rev. is not one to miss anything that is going on. He wants to be where he can see everything that is going on. Where it is easy for people to still come and visit him. He has barely lost a step in 96 years and is a saint of the church in my book. Please pray that he does not suffer much and that he will hang in there until Amber and I get a chance to get back and see him one more time.

2 comments:

Faith in Florida said...

I pray that you get to say your goodbyes. I never fully got to say mine to my sister, and it haunts me to this day...

Maria del Carmen said...

I loved that the Rev. wants the bed in the living room. This says a lot about his character. I pray that he does not suffer, and that he remains a blessing to all who know him. Sounds like a great man of God. Hope you get to see him again soon!