Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Ocean Came to Corvallis

The ocean came to Corvallis today, instead of Jane going to the ocean. We wanted to get to the beach one more time so that Jane could stick her feet in the water, but it's not to be. So hospice came through for us again; a volunteer (Anna) drove all the way to the coast, gathered sand from the beach, several jugs of sea water, and brought it all back to our home.

Jane was sleepy and too tired to partake of the treat this afternoon, so we'll have a foot-soaking tomorrow sometime.

I want to be close to her all the time, but she mostly prefers to be alone. It's like the pamphlet "Gone From My Sight" that was given to me by hospice says. She has one foot in this world and one in the next. She's preparing herself to turn completely away from us, and face our Heavenly Father.

This is perhaps the most difficult part of all. It's like a daughter that is leaving home to get married. She must reject the old family in order to embrace the new. It does not mean that she has any less love for us, but rather she is forming a new Relationship, and her old life is changing.

" Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor 5:17

PS: My sister Pam went to Michael's Landing in Corvallis yesterday morning and brought back some nice, white sand from that beach, along with the water. Pam is an extraordinary woman!

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Blogger rosepua said...

Ahhh, the beach... I treasure the memory of riding to Waldport on our own; we left very hot Corvallis toward Mary's Peak. I pulled over before the turnoff to see how Jane was doing, and gave her the option of which direction to go. She chose the coast and it was quite an accomplishment for both of us. We hit very strong winds, stopped at a smokey bar & restaurant for soup, then headed home across the bridge to Newport. She did it! Love to you both, MA

May 8, 2008 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Doug and Jane:
There is nothing more peaceful than the sand, water, sunset when the sun looks like a giant fireball as it sets in the sky. When I saw this I felt right next to God. An awesome feeling. I hope Jane can get to touch the sand and feel the water that was so lovingly brought to you. Love and Prayers, Regina

May 9, 2008 at 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I learned everything extraordinary from my big brother and sis in law!
love you both lots!
Pam

May 9, 2008 at 9:26 PM  

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