Sept. 3 Update on Elaine

I was going to post an update several times over the past two weeks, but it seemed that Elaine’s passing was imminent so I didn’t.

There were several times when we though she had drawn her last breath, but she continued! She is pain free with meds; her vital signs are excellent; and her heart and lungs sound good. She is aware of family and friends who come but very little response.

We have others here with me in our home 24/7, and I thank God for the excellent support team that He has assembled around us. LifeCare Hospice continues to bring their skilled medical help in such a caring spirit.

People comment on the strong sense of peace that marks Elaine, which probably doesn’t surprise you.

This extended parting experience is new for most of us, and we all need patient endurance. Thank you for continuing to pray for her, and for me and our family as we walk through this transition together. She sooo anticipates her entrance into the presence of Jesus and promised me that she will give Ken Jr. and Brian special hugs from me.

I will post here, in a blend of sorrow and joy, soon after her passing.


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  1. Simeon oogah mochama on September 3, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    I’m still with you:So do not fear, for IAM with you; do not be dismayed, for Iam your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.- Isaiah 41:10. Quickest recovery in the mighty name of Jesus

    • 10Minas Blog on September 12, 2022 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you my brother. Isaiah 41:10 is on a plaque in a prominent place in our house and it has been a rock for us to stand on together – – and now for me in the face of Elaine’s passing unless God reaches down and heals her to live and serve more years here. God bless you!

  2. Mike Mower on September 3, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you, Ken, for the update. We continue to pray for Elaine, you and the family.

    • 10Minas Blog on September 12, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      Mike, your prayers for all of us are so much appreciated.

  3. Nancy Yoder on September 4, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Ken & Elaine,
    Have been praying for you both and we continue to pray for Elaine as she anticipates the moment she meets Jesus face to face!! Ken, praying your time with your wife is sweet as you release her to her eternal rest.
    Nancy and Wayne

    • 10Minas Blog on September 12, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you Nancy. So much. And yes, I speak release to her and free, even encourage, her to let go of everything and anything here to move on into her wonderful and eternal reward where she will join Ken Jr., Brian and so many other she has known and loved.

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