Sunday, July 19, 2009


We just got back from spending 10 days in Arkadelphia. We went down on a Wednesday after Pepaw (Dillard's dad) was put on home hospice care the day before. We were able to spend some time at his bedside before he died that following Saturday. We had some great family time, told some stories, and had a great time looking through pictures. On Friday night we knew it was not going to be long, so we had an old fashioned bunking party at Memaw's house and someone was around Pepaw's bedside from then on out. We loved on him, Dillard shaved him and took good care of him using all his latest nursing skills :). He passed away on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. with all of us around his bedside. We brought Scarlett out on Saturday morning and she showed him her newly painted pink toes and showered him with kisses (unsolicited kisses, I might add. That is rare in the book of Scarlett......). Scarlett did notice the next day that he was not in his room, asked "where Pepaw go?" with a confused look on her face, I told her he moved in with Jesus, and she looked at me for a second, then went about her daily business like a 2 year old should.

Scarlett (2), Andrea (10), Justin (17), Anneliesa (19)

Pepaw and Scarlett
By this point he was not very responsive, but he knew she was there

Jeff (Dillard's brother) and Dillard

Michelle, Jeff, Mae Alice, Dillard, and Gina
before the service

1 comment:

The Carpenter Life said...

I am so sorry for yalls loss! That is tough stuff, but I am glad you were all there with him. Still praying for yall!