Sunday, June 15, 2008

Camille Kathleen Waite

Thank you all for your prayers.  I have felt their strength today.  I will be brief in this post.  

We removed the ventilator today just after 4 p.m. today.  With the tubes removed I was able to hold Camille's limp heavy body and rock her for a few minutes.   Jon then took a turn holding her. It was extremely peaceful.  She took a couple of scatter shallow breaths and quickly let go of her last physical tie to this earth.  The doctors called the time of her death at 4:15 p.m.  We were able to hold her and bath her and be with her little body till 6 p.m.

We will hold a memorial service at the LDS Church on Tropicana at Burnham (just west of Eastern) on Saturday at 9 a.m.  No one should feel obligated to come but anyone who would like to is welcome.  It will be simple and short- 30 minutes at most I hope.  There will be no viewing.  

Please be at peace.  We are.  Our sorrow, which knows no bounds, comes in waves crashing over us, but we do feel peace.  In the great plan of our Father, All is Well.  

"And should we die, before our journeys though, All is well All is well."  Come Come Ye Saints

Thank you again for your faithful fasting, prayers, and support.  It is needed and felt.


Camille Update

Thank you all for your comments of support and love. I wanted you to know that Camille is fine. Her body is not but she herself is fine. Jon and I have felt that strongly over the last 2 days. Her body functions have begun shutting down over the last day or so and she will not be with us much longer on this earth. I feel strongly that she has not been in her body since the accident.

Thank you for your prayers and faith and fasting on her behalf. We all feel that she is whole and well and not in pain where she is. Unfortunately for us, we see that it is not the Lord's will that she remain here with us. It is a difficult answer to receive. But we do feel a great peace and a sense that all of this - all the events of the last two days -- even the last few weeks have been in the Lord's plan for us and for Camille.

We will most likely be turning off her respirator this afternoon at four o'clock. Her heart is the only part of her body still functioning. We ask that your prayers be with us today- this afternoon- especially and in the coming weeks and months. We do gain strength from them and right now we need more strength than we have ever needed before.

Thanks again for the comments of support. I read them when I feel strong and able.