Sunday, February 12, 2012

A New Chapter

The Welch Family will be starting a new chapter in our lives. We have been asked to move back to Vinita to help with the animals and money situations. We hate to leave Vinita, but I think it is where God is calling us to be right now.

Hopefully we can get back into the Bible study that we loved so much. I am also hoping to put Eli into church school, if we can afford it. I have a friend that just lives a few miles away and her kids and mine like to play. Maybe I will actually get some adult interaction, since all my friends this way are usually busy.

Please pray that this goes smoothly for us and is what we are supposed to be doing.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

One Tough Week

Charlie's dad went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday. It has been a long, tough and sad week. Jim was a great man and loved by many. He has been a father to me for the last 8 years. Going to the hospital and the funeral was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.

I am sad that my children will never get the opportunity to know their Papa. They are so young and don't understand what is going on. Makes it so much more difficult.

As a wife to a man who lost his dad is tough. I feel like there is nothing I can do to help. I have been a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen, but I wish there was something I could do to ease the pain.

We are still hanging on just knowing that he is no longer suffering and he is with God celebrating. One day the skies will open up and we can join him. I think all who knew Jim thinks that day cant come soon enough. One of these days there will be no more sickness, suffering, tears, or sadness. I can't wait for that day!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Roller Coaster Week

It has been a roller coaster of a week for our family. Saturday was Eli's birthday party. Mary were(Charlie's mom)called and said they weren't coming because Jim wasn't feeling well. Just as the party essay starting Mary called and said that somebody needed to get thee quick and help her get their dad to the ER. We went ahead with the party and Charlie's brothers went to assist. While the party was going we got word that he was being life flighted to a bigger hospital. He wound up having a massive heart attack and stroke.

Sunday morning we got a call.saying things had got serious and that Mary had signed a DNR and they started calling the family in. We all gathered around and prayed. Within minutes his oxygen levels started to rise. Later that afternoon we git news that his heart wasn't as bad as they thought it was and was actually pumping at about 60%. That was such a relief!

Every day since Saturday, he gas made small improvements. A few hours ago we got mire bad news. Jim has either had two more heart attacks or one long one. They are prepping him now
for a procedure.

I'm asking if you guys could please pray for Jim and the family.