Many of you know Walt and the close relationship that we have had for the past 14 years. After having lost my father when I was 7 I always prayed for a dad and Walt was an answer to my prayers. For years Walt had longed for children but was never able to have any. I was an answer to the deepest longing of his heart. Now I fondly refer to him as my dad, or simply ‘Dad’.
On Wednesday morning, 2/28, at 5:45 I picked Dad up at his house to drive to Vassar hospital for an outpatient surgery. On our drive he talked to me about how God had been reminding him of a little miracle many years before. If you know Dad he is always talking about miracles and God’s work in our lives here and now. He recounted to me how many years ago he had been weed whacking in his yard and the weed whacker hit a power cord, causing some damage to the cord. He went into the house to get something and came back out to get the damaged cord. When he picked up the cord he fully examined it and was not able to find any damage what so ever. I had heard the story before but was glad to hear it again. Dad said, “I have wondered why God showed me a miracle with such a little thing, if He does not also intend for us to have faith for something bigger.” We continued to converse about this on our drive.
Now five days later many of you know that surgery did not go well. There were complications, bleeding, a stroke, then another stroke, kidney problems, and cancer. Now he sleeps in a room at ICU.
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