It is January 26th 2017. I am sitting in the family room at the hospice. It is completely silent; the peace is incredible. Jeremy is breathing so,so quietly. His breathing is fast and there are indications of colour change. He still feels quite warm but this could be due to infection which is masking the coolness of death. We are ready to let him go. We have slept on his floor for the past 3 nights and that has been fun but we need to get used to our new normal. He has fought well and we can’t wait til he reaches heaven. I had such a sense of the anticipation for his arrival on Tuesday afternoon.
We know he is in his last hours and we sit and wait by his side. We have told him constantly that we love him, that he is free to go and that I will be with him to the end. We all were able to say significant goodbyes on Saturday and on Sunday evening a wondeful friend brought communion to us at the Hospice. We realised today that it was his last meal. He went to sleep shortly afterwards and has never really woken up. Each day this week we have been told departure is imminent but at 4.30pm on Thursday we are still at the same point.
But at 4.01am on Friday January 27th 2017 I heard him take his last breath and blessed him on his way to the most amazing place, with the Lord Jesus Christ where he will be constantly worshipping the Father. We couldn’t wish him to be anywhere else. Jeremy you have been the most amazing husband, father and friend. We love you so much and know you have heard the words “good and faithful servant.”
We are having a service of Thanksgiving at 3pm at Belmont Chapel in Exeter on Saturday February 11th. We do so hope you can join us to celebrate this wonderful man’s life.