Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
My sweet Kenneth left this earth in the early hours of Thursday, June 7th, 2018. Peace, love and awe were written all over his face and in the ways of his still hands…truly, he showed me the way he died. A beautiful moment, yet so hard on my heart.
He has left this harsh world for the glories of heaven.
In January, 2018, Kenneth became very ill, was transported to Houston Methodist Hospital where Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma was diagnosed. He chose hospice versus treatment and we were blessed with five precious months! Kenneth did all he could to make sure this house was in order for me. He taught me things I would need to do and know; had me take notes for repetitive chores that I will need to remember.
We spent time talking of life and death and of our faith in Christ. We loved one another dearly and deeply. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on May 22. We had a wonderful and special marriage. I am so very grateful to God for my husband, Kenneth.
Kenneth served in the US Army as a Sergeant E-5, 3rd/506th Airborne (Combat) Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He served in Vietnam from 4/1968-4/1969. This cancer has been identified as possibly caused by exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
Our Vietnam War Veterans may not have been welcomed home rightly upon their return to US soil, but Kenneth received a beautiful welcome into his heavenly Home by Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior.
Praising the Lord in my sorrow, I ask You, Father, to watch over my steps, to guide me each day as I follow You . Thank You for the sweet five months Kenneth and I had together at the end of his life. I so praise You, Lord, for the peace that I saw upon my sweet Kenneth’s face. I loved him so and thank You for the 25 years we had together. I have You for Eternity and what a glorious thought that is to my heart. I will look to You as my Husband and Redeemer, Lord, for You say in Isaiah 54:5:
For your Maker is your husband,
The LORD of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
And You care for and about the widow, as I am one now:
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in Me. Jeremiah 49:11
I pray in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.