Thoughts of a peaceful time

This world will be a lot worse-off  if it doesn’t have Jim “Depot Dad” Everson in it.

He is a good man…a good father…and a fellow blogger.  He is also a man battling the devil known as cancer.

And he’s losing this battle.

On his Facebook page yesterday, Jim said the following…

I’m sorry, everyone. I did my best.

I don’t even know how to respond to a statement like that, but I can only imagine the feeling he is going through…especially knowing what my mom has gone through over the past couple of years.

As of yesterday, Jim was back in the hospital.  As of last night, he was in pain and not wanting to see any visitors, though he did have someone close to him there.

Nothing would make me happier than to be able to fly to California today just so I could meet this kind, gentle man in person.

I’m not the praying type.  I’m not a religious man.  But I’m hoping and praying that Jim’s time isn’t up yet.  I’m hopeful that there is a higher power somewhere that will allow him to have just a bit more time on this earth…if for no other reason than to allow his two children to spend some more time with the father they love so dearly.

At the end of the day, all I really hope is that Jim is peaceful.  My thoughts today are of him and his family.


5 thoughts on “Thoughts of a peaceful time

  1. I think Jim has a lot of people sending him thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes today. I feel so fortunate that I have been able to call him “friend”, if only in the blogging world.

  2. I think this world is a much better place with Depot Dad in it,and I feel absolutely honored to have been a part of that.

    Love this post, CaNook.

  3. Sniff…I’ve read everyone’s posts on this, and yours truly got to me the most, it is so touching, and it breaks my heart that he’s going through this. Just so sad. My prayers are for sure, 100% with him and his family.

  4. Thanks CBG.

    His FB status yesterday broke my heart. He’s felt such pain in letting his friends down. He hates to think that everyone’s hope went to waste.

    I’ll be flying out there a week from today. I sincerely hope he makes it til then… if only to hold his hand.

    Love this post.

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