On a Personal Note–The Harmons Vault Even more Strongly into the Sandwich Generation

My father’s health took a major turn for the worse and so we have been scurrying around working on getting him a place to stay. He will be in a skilled nursing facility in the greater Charleston area, and he arrives tomorrow. To say this represents a major change would be an understatement.

Please pray for us and especially for my Dad, Stuart, who turns 80 next month as we all seek to adapt, adjust and let God bless us in the midst of it all–KSH.


Posted in * By Kendall, * Culture-Watch, * South Carolina, Aging / the Elderly, Children, Harmon Family, Health & Medicine, Marriage & Family

11 comments on “On a Personal Note–The Harmons Vault Even more Strongly into the Sandwich Generation

  1. New Reformation Advocate says:


    Thanks for letting us all know. Yes, coping with this unwanted change is indeed a major adjustment and will doubtless be a painful transition. Like many readers, I will be praying for you and your family.

    David Handy+

  2. Paula Loughlin says:

    You and yours will be in my prayers.

  3. Already left says:

    You and your entire family, especially your dad, are all in my prayers.

  4. Br. Michael says:

    Prayers for your dad.

  5. The Lakeland Two says:

    You all are in our prayers. Take one day at a time and breathe!

  6. Fr. Martin says:

    Although we probably do not agree on theology, I will keep Stuart and you in our community intercessions. Your father is drawing closer to a sacred time of leaving this world. May he and you be blessed at this time.

  7. SC blu cat lady says:

    Kendall+, Totally understand! My hubby’s 80+ year old mother lives in our town in a nursing home. Sigh…… it is a huge adjustment. You and your family will be in our prayers….. never doubt that!

  8. Ralph Webb says:

    Kendall, may God richly bless you and your family richly during this stressful, uprooting time. Having just spent almost a year of making numerous visits to my mother some three-and-a-half hours away (after a health turn for the worse that culminated in her passing a month-and-a-half ago), my wife Sharon and I can very much relate to the sense of change you’re feeling. May the peace of Christ dwell richly in your hearts throughout this challenging time you’re entering.

  9. Teatime2 says:

    Prayers said for all of the Harmons! Transitions are always difficult but wishing you many blessings along the way, too! I shall add a special intention to our Daughters of the King prayer intentions, if you don’t mind.

    Both of my parents died before I could assist them in any way. It was a blessing for them, as they always said they never wanted to linger, but it was very, very difficult for those of us remaining to wrap our minds around. I guess there’s never a best or easy way, is there?

  10. clarin says:

    Prayers for you all.

  11. CBH says:

    My dad went from having lived alone for 10 years mourning my mother to being in a nursing home where he was blessed daily by
    every Christian influence available, from gospel singing down the hall every morning, to frequent visits he would not have otherwise had, to bible studies and genial visits with other men. These were all enormous blessings to us all as he was prepared for eternity. The contrast between where he was drifting at home to the richness of love in a safe place was very comforting. God bless you as well as all who must leave their beloved homes.