Thursday, 11 February 2010

Almost home....

Karena's breathing has become significantly worse.
This afternoon we all gathered at her bedside. We have all said goodbye.
Her heart is still very strong though so she may even live for another day.
Looks like another sleepless night....
So the sleeping bags are out and we're camping here again.

Psalm 99:1 "The Lord reigns...."

Perhaps tomorrow's verse will be :
Job 1:21 "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;may the name of the Lord be praised"


  1. Craig and family,
    We are all thinking of you and with you constantly. Hang in there Haggis, and get some sleep!, G xxxxx

  2. Always in my thoughts Craig.
    Hold tight to your memories for comfort.
    Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.

  3. What a faithful man you are. We are praying for you all, all the time. We hope that tonight will be one of peace and calm. Lots of love, The Ropers xxx

  4. Naomi and I are thinking of you. Howard Kellett

  5. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers. We love you lots.
    Keep strong - fight the good fight.
    Lots of love to all
    M & D xxxxx

  6. Craig,your journey alongside Karena has been a masterpiece in Gods hand...My prayer is that you will know continued peace for yourself and the children....

  7. Andy and I are thinking of you constantly and praying that tonight brings you all His peace and that you are completely enveloped by God's love for you.

  8. Craig, such an encouragement and inspiration as we read the blog with tears of sadness and joy just feeling a part of you and the family pain.
    May our Dear Lord Bless you for having the strength to share at a time when it must be so painful for you.
    When I share, many a time I share these words.. .. we are just a passing through...karena’s time here seemed so very short but it at our Lord’s perfect timing and we are unable to understand its shortness on this side of Heaven.
    The one verse of Paul that I would like to quote on my day of calling is in 2 Tim 4:7,8
    ‘the time of my departure is at hand, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 8 in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day....
    ’Karena can so joyously and with faith assurance speak these out as our Lord prepares to take her Home.

    Jacob & Ethel John
    (Josh John’s parents

  9. Dear Craig,
    Simon and I have followed your blog and been so touched by your openess of heart as you have written so beautifully throughout this painful time in your lives. We have cried tears from afar with you and we hold many precious memories in our hearts of times as families when our children were being born and toddling about together. Karena was such a great friend to me in that season of our lives. Your words are such a witness of Gods love and faithfulness. We pray you and the family will continue to rest in that place of peace in His arms, holding you close, holding you near in His arms of love.
    All our love
    Ali, Simon and Family x

  10. I, and all your friends at Air Products are with you in our hearts and send bucket loads of love to you and your family. I truly hope your writing this has been cathartic for you during these times, and I know your words have been an inspiration to all your friends and family. I pray you remain as strong when Karena has to go.

  11. Craig,

    I have followed your blog with a heavy heart, but also in awe at your love for wife and for your family. You have been constantly in my thoughts.
    Karena's journey has been, and will continue to be, challenging and inspirational. And so is your journey. Stay faithful and strong.