July 25, 2007

EVERY BREATH



Lord I give You my heart,
Lord I give You my soul,
I live for You alone.
Every breath that I take,
Every moment I'm awake,
Lord have Your way in me

1995, Reuben Morgan, Hillsongs


They are powerful words
I watched a man live that
To his very last breath

Diagnosed in April with brain & lung cancer. Through the past three months there was no raging. There was peace, there was assurance that every day of his life was in God's hands. There was hope that in the midst of it all, the estranged relationship with his brothers would be restored. And there was joy in the realization of that hope this past week.

On Monday, Dwaine Veysey closed his eyes.
On Tuesday, he took his last breath ...

opened his eyes and saw Jesus.

It was a privelege to be there.

It was an honour to know him.
I'm going to miss him.





5 comments:

Threat Assessment & Response Canada said...

Oh, you gave me goosebumps.

I'm so sorry that you have suffered that loss.

I wonder if he's singing where he is now.

Patti said...

Wow.

My sympathy to you and to his family.

I remember waiting in my living room, knowing that my Grandma was passing away at that moment.

I imagined heaven's gates opening, angels lining the streets, and Jesus coming to meet her.

It was so meaningful to me.

Kelly said...

Thank you THREAT & Patti

it was an honour to be there. it was a humbling, sad, joyful experience. i'm not sure that i can wrap my brain around it just yet.

Bob said...

My sympathies to you & his family.
The only time I was ever with someone when they died was with my Mom.
It was a very meaningful & moving experience - you could feel her spirit leave her body.

mrv said...

My sympathy to you & his family!!!