came in around 11:00 pm, ET on Wed., 2/18/15. My precious brother, Bob expired at 10:37 pm. BOOM!!! BOOM!!! BANG!!! Everything happened so quickly…
WHOOSH… and the flood begins. That VERY old, VERY familiar, and VERY overwhelming “RUSH” of a drunken sensation… mixed with a bit of “NOTHINGNESS” and sudden, but quick bouts of extreme emotional sadness. Hhhmmm… “SADNESS”??? For who… Bob??? Myself??? Ryan, his son??? WHO??? Think. Think. Think.
So, so many questions. No answers. Would’ve. Should’ve. Could’ve. But didn’t. END OF STORY.
I LOVE YOU, BOB GOBLE. MAY YOU R.I.P.
I was there at your bedside, right??? Or wrong??? You winked at me twice with your Left eye and once with your Right eye as requested. I felt certain YOU KNEW I WAS THERE… despite never gaining full consciousness. Oh yeah… YOU KNEW I WAS THERE, right??? I rubbed your arm. I ranged the joints of all 5 digits on both hands, both wrists, and both elbows as allowable by those restraints. Yep… YOU KNEW I WAS THERE, right??? I HOPE(H: Heaven; O: Over-; P: Powering; E: Earth). YOU KNEW I WAS THERE, right??? Or wrong???
I “HOPE” you heard the words I spoke to you. The prayers I said for you. The verses of scripture from the Bible that I read to you. The “I LOVE YOU, BOB”; and my final “GOODBYE, BOB” before exiting your room to leave for the airport. ALL THESE THINGS… I “HOPE” you heard.
BUT DID YOU KNOW… YOU’LL BE MISSED???
AND DID YOU KNOW… I’M SORRY FOR NOT TRYING TO “HELP” Y-O-U SURVIVE “LIFE”.
“Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. 2/18/15: “…I am holding you by your right hand. I guide you with My counsel, and afterward I will take you into Glory…”
This has been a tribute to my brother, Robert A. Goble, published on this Wed., 2/18/15… day 1 of Hospice care as he nears the end of his life here on earth.