It's hard to believe how life can change in just a day or an hour. I saw my dad alive 3 and a half weeks ago. He was weaker than I'd ever seen him but still kickin' hard.
Then last Monday my sister, Laura called and said my dad was being taken to the hospital in an ambulance. He was dehydrated. He hadn't been to the table in 2 days for a meal. Just Ensure and yogurt. Hadn't been able to go to the bathroom himself.
The second day he was in the hospital we thought he was improving then came Wednesday and I guess God said his time was up on this earth. My mom called at 5:45 AM said he's gone. What a shock! He will be greatly missed by my mom, my 3 sisters, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, lots of other friends and family.
There was a visitation in Bainbridge, GA where he lived on Thursday evening then his body was brought to Chattanooga and there was a graveside service yesterday. Then friends and family came to our house and ate and visited and talked about my daddy, Billy Bramblett. He was such a fine man. A man of honor, great character, great daddy and father, gardener, hard working man, loving husband to my mom for 59 years. I am so looking forward to seeing him in heaven looking like he did in pictures I have of him when he was young and strong and healthy.
Please Lord, Come soon and I pray that we all stay close to You, trusting You, following the way You want us to go.