Our dear friend has gone home to be with the Lord this morning. We called his room on Wednesday and the nurse put the speaker phone on and our daughter was able to talk to him. All he could do was respond with 'noise' of acknowledgement since his speech was gone. We called hospice this morning to check on him and we were told to call the family. I was able to speak with his son and I explained to him who we were (since we didn't know the son personally). I told him he may have seen a picture of a young girl he carried with him. He started to break down in tears and said that her picture is going to be placed in his casket. She was a loved girl!!
I am so thankful that although we can grieve his departure here on earth, we have the hope that we will see him again one day. He will be missed!!