Traveling with heavy hearts today, Thursday, August 5, 2010

August 5, 2010 - 3:49 pm 1 Comment

We were notified today that our beloved neighbor of 23 years, Rembert Blaylock (93 years old) has advanced stage leukemia and will not live much longer. He has gotten weak in the last few weeks and he fell twice in the last week. The doctor finally diagnosed him Tuesday. We’ve been in touch with them weekly since we left in May.

Today I spoke with his wife of 65 years, Evelyn, and she is heartbroken and shocked. She said it seemed so sudden because he drove her to the doctor just last Friday. Hospice has been called in and although they don’t have children, their niece from Atlanta is with them now.

Rembert and Evelyn have been just like grandparents to our children and parents to us. They have had a wonderful life together. When we left on this trip, we hugged them and Rembert said he didn’t want us to go. He was sort of half kidding and half serious. We assured him we would be back before he knew it. We only pray now that we can get home before he passes. We also pray that Evelyn has the peace to endure losing Rembert, and the strength to go on without him.


One Response to “Traveling with heavy hearts today, Thursday, August 5, 2010”

  1. Cindy and Randy Says:

    Sor sorry to hear this. I will say prayers for all of you.

    Stay safe,

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