My friend and sister-in-Francis, SFO Girl, contacted me late last night. Her father-in-law is beginning his final journey. His family is gathering around him; he has received the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick; Hospice workers are helping his family care for him at home.
Please pray for Jim as he journeys home, and for his family as they share the final days with him. They will have many happy memories to treasure of this faithful and funny family man. May God bless him and ease his pain.
UPDATE Tuesday May 27: Jim passed away peacefully early this morning with his wife and granddaughter, a nurse, at his side.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.