April 30, 2006 

April 30, 2006

Good evening to you all-- it is hard for me to write this but it was decided today to remove the feeding tube. It was only giving minimal nourishment and was going to cause more harm than good. So with the advice of two doctors my mother requested the feeding tube be removed. What does this mean for us? Well, they can not tell us exactly how much longer Daddy will be with us. He has not woken in a day and a half but sleeps with no pain. He still has warmth adn color in his feet and the nurse said that is a good sign. But in the end we all know the out come. We now wait and pray. Mom is holding up as I am but we both feel like this is not real and is happening to someone. The love they have for one another is greater today than the day they got married.
My parents have been like two peas in a pod. Never saw one with out the other but soon the Lord will be calling Dad home. When this event happens I will put it out on the blog as well as service information, etc.
I remember as a little girl my Dad chasing me and my sister around with Aramis cologne on his hands saying he was going to get us with the "snake oil" and us laughing and runnign away.
He is a loving an caring father adn I will miss him something aweful.
Well, that is all for today. I will keep you posted.
Love and Blessings--- Connie and family

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Comment Connie, When I read your share the scene in the movie Lion King where the father-king lion lay dying and he said to his son, something like "I will be with you when you need me." There is so much we don't know but your father's spirit will live on and when you need him he will be there for you, Sharon and us all. God made it possible for your father to overcome the obssession to drink and then to cope with life on life's terms and he became willing to become an instrument of God's peace. He has been an angel in my life (or an eskimo). Remember the last phrase in the prayer of St. Francis of Asissi is something like, "it is by dying that we awaken to eternal life." Your father kept telling me, "God didn't bring you this far to let you go." God is not going to let go of Rick S. -- he is going to have to carry the message and to make sure that the hand of AA is always there when someone reaches out. Rick S. will always be alive in our hearts.

Mon May 1, 2006 8:10 pm MST by (Karin) and Sylvaan

Comment You are all in our prayers. Rick will always be a very important person in our lives, since he has done so much for us. Thanks! Love Marianne

Mon May 1, 2006 11:47 am MST by Tony and Marianne

Comment Love to you-my thoughts are with you as I daily try to follow the path that Rick showed me. A path of acceptance, love, and sevice to all. Good journey to you Rick as you follow the path of an old soldier who has served well all your time with us. Blessings to the family as you live that life beyond our wildest dreams. Glenn P

Mon May 1, 2006 8:23 am MST by Glenn P

Comment Bless you all. I lost my father to cancer in '98. Watching him waste away & suffer was the most horrible & sad thing I have ever done. I hope your father continues to know no pain & I pray that when it is time - it happens fast. He sounds like a strong man - bless his soul.

Mon May 1, 2006 5:17 am MST by Jean

Comment It is with great sadnees that i write this now. Rick was one of those men who inspired me to keep trying to remain sober. I have often used his discussions with me as a guide in my life. I will grieve with you and pray with you. May God keep you all and help you through this time. Dana

Mon May 1, 2006 4:31 am MST by Dana Wigle

Comment Love to Rick, Sharon, and family: He is being helped across on a river of prayers. Victoria

Mon May 1, 2006 3:54 am MST by Victoria Guenther

Comment Dear Family, We have been reading the daily updates from you and know how how hard it is to see a loved one slowly slip away......We want to thank you for sharing your feelings with us and of course to read the many comments from family and friends all over the world. Having known Rick and Sharon for almost 23 years, we can honestly say that they left their mark on the entire Kaiserslautern Military Community.............be it in DODDS, LRMC , Ramstein or especially AA and Alanon....... Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you..... Love, Frank and Ute Maxon

Mon May 1, 2006 1:10 am MST by Frank and Ute Maxon

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