The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

If you would like to leave your thoughts on Greg, please see this thread.

If you would like to make a charitable donation in Greg's honor, please see this thread.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Let's do it

The seventh night before surgery. Always an odd, quiet sort of night. My body so satisfied and at peace, not knowing what it is in for. My brain knows but cannot sound a warning because it speaks another language.

The only sound is the A/C and an occasional ambulance navigating the construction on Holcombe. Some poor guy must be in pain.

The seventh dinner before surgery. A little Greek at Niko Niko's on Montrose. Lung surgery is the best - they let you eat the night before.

For the seventh time, brother-in-law Mark will be updating this blog until I can get online. Stay tuned.

Not much left to do but get a good night's rest. The elders prayed for me today. Rally caps are on. Hope Hofstetter's resting well. Mom and Dad drove me to Houston. I'm at the Rotary House a few hundred yards from the operating room. My ride comes at 5.

This is my game plan. Time to move forward. Lord, have mercy.


Dave Belichick said...

Greg, you're a dancing machine; if you know what I mean.

John Slaughter said...

We are pulling for you Greg!

Ruth said...

Greg, we're praying.
John & Ruth

Kurt said...

Praying for you, my friend.

BoB & Sandra said...

We are with you.
God Bless,
BoB & Sandra

David ones said...

We're praying for you and Christine.

Andrew said...

there's the pitch... the swing, and a hit! the ball goes long and high... the sun is in my eyes, i can't see the ball... where is it?
the crowd is going wild... it must be a good one... i can hear the screems but all i see is pure white. it looks good, but did it cross the fence?
i can feel the wind picking up... it's blowing in the right direction... to help push that ball over the fence...
good luck greg

Karen Clayton said...

"His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he is watching ....over you Greg"
May the God of mercy be with you.
Karen C.

Richard Steenson said...

Cindy and I are keeping you in our prayers.

Susan said...

We'll be praying for that Pujols zinger! For our God is awesome and mighty! We love you, Greg:)

Jim Williams said...

May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you. May the Lord lift up the light of His countenance and give you peace! May He guide the hands of the surgeon and all those who attend to you. And may His all sufficient grace and His tender mercies bring you through yet again! In Jesus's name, Amen!

Don & Joyce said...

Praise God from Whom all blessing flow!

Kimberly said...

We are praying for you Greg. We love you.
The Emersons

David, Stephanie, Parker & Caroline said...

Hey Greg, We love ya friend and continue to pray for you.

maria & Craig said...

We you are with you in prayer today and have been with you in prayer. Lifting up your name to our God.

Anne said...

love and prayers and birthday wishes come true for you!

Dan & Syd Christen said...

Greg: It was so good to see you in church Sunday and hear you praise the Lord in song:sitting behind me . God and the multitudes of angels heard you as well and are lifting you up and holding you close as you go forward.
I got up this morninhg at 4 AM and started praying--
God is good and He is in control.
We love you.

Bev said...

George and I are praying fervently for you today. We love you and know that our God is Almighty and merciful

Sandy said...

Praying for you now, Greg.
Monday 9:13 am.
Love you,

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