I thank those of you who shared Clint's "final journey" with us. I hope you found inspiration and encouragement as we shared the good and bad moments over the last months until Clint found his way home to Jesus on December 3, 2004. As we journey through the next season of our lives, perhaps something I share here will help others who are also making this painful journey.
I called my sister at 2:15 am. She was eating and said to call her back in 15 minutes. I did and then we talked until 4am my time. She said she is sleeping up to 15 hours a day. Yikes! I am lucky if I get 6-7 hours in. Bill woke me today about 10:45 when he was ready to leave. He asked if I wanted him to turn on the burglar alarm. If he turned on the in the house alarm it would have gone off when he opened the front door. If he turned on the out of the house alarm, it would have gone off when I came out of the bedroom and the sensor in the hall picked up my movement. I was ready to get up so it was not a problem. I am almost a third of the way through the second repeat of the fifth color on the cowl. I am getting there. Today has been one of hearing differentÂ comments about eclipse experiences. Three years ago today, the adoptive parents of Joanna saw herÂ for the first time. The picture her mother shared of her in the hospital that day was truly a heart breaker. At three weeks of age, she already had her first shunt for the hydrocephaly. They were able to take her home with them a week later on her first month birthday. God had a plan for her life that has allowed her to far exceed what the doctors predicted and I thank Him for that.