Today was a sad day in the Baas family tree. My uncle Paul passed away. His heart stopped around 1am this morning, and after 45 minutes it was restarted, but only with brain stem function. He's been in the hospital all day, and died a few hours ago at 8:20pm. As his wife said earlier: "His spirit went to heaven around 1:15 this morning. Now we're waiting for his body to follow."
As a Christian, I can find joy in his passing, because I know he's in a better place. His death was sudden. Yesterday he was up and about, healthy, in good spirits. He went to church, mowed the lawn, and watched a movie. It was a good day. Today he is at home with his heavenly Father.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. May the Lord bring comfort to those affected by this loss, and joy in the knowledge that we will all see Paul again someday. Life is but a journey. Heaven is our home.