LAST CHAPTER – Dec 31, 2019

Next to burying my wife and Scott, writing this is probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do but this is about the last chapter of Scott’s life on this earth.

As you may already know, Scott went to be with Jesus on December 16, 2019 and we put his body in the ground on December 21, 2019 one day before his 56th birthday.

To ask if I miss him would be an understatement, but I know he is now happy, with a body that can now do all the things he couldn’t do during the last 27 years. I like to imagine him sitting at an easel drawing pictures of The Savior and possible some of Jesus’ apostles. I would give most anything to see those drawings.

I love each of my children, more than they know, but they have all grown up and are no longer dependent on me. I suppose Scott held a special place because he was dependent on me for all but about 12 years of his life and completely for the past 27 years.

My prayer for years has been that when God decided to take Scott home, He would not let him suffer but just stop his heart, and that is exactly what He did. God does answer prayer.

For several months before his death all we could do was try to keep Scott as comfortable as possible and that is what we did. Annie Murray, LPN nursed him 5 nights a week and Sam Owens, LPN took care of him the other 2 nights, 12 hours each night. I cared for him 12 hours a day 7 days a week.

To show you how good God is, people had been telling me for years that I was under a lot of stress, but I did not understand, that I actually was under stress. But it began to take its toll around Sep-Oct 2019 because I just didn’t feel well and on Dec 1, 2019, I went to the ER with chest pains. I was diagnosed with Necrotizing Pneumonia and spent 10 days in hospital.

I was home to be with Scott when he passed. Another of my prayers was that when Scott went, I would be standing next to him and I was. I had told him earlier in the day that if God called him, he could go on because we would be okay and would join him soon. My pneumonia was not gone because I had to go back into the hospital on the 26th of Dec and was released on Jan 1, 2020.

I am telling this because I want everyone to know God answers prayer by allowing me to be with Scott when He came for him.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14: 6

You ask, how do I know Scott is in Heaven, his life showed it before his accident. When he came here from California. he was a changed man. The first thing he did was join a church and got really involved. He was there every time the doors were open and was faithful to go on visitation and tell folks about his faith.

After accepting Jesus in California, he began living for Him.
From my reading of the Bible, if you have truly accepted The Lord, you will live for Him, and that is what Scott did, and now he is enjoying the fruit of his faith.

I wish I could shake hands with every one of you, or better yet hug each of you, and thank you for all the many, many prayers.
May God bless each of you and I pray that you too have accepted Jesus. If you have not and want to, read Romans 10: 9-10, 13 and John 3:16.

If you are a long time Christian, or have just become one, when you get to Heaven Scott will be there to welcome you just as he will be there to welcome me. Right now I don’t think Scott is worried about any of us, he is happy and enjoying worshiping the Savior but I believe he will know when we arrive at Heaven’s gate.

Tommy

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