Unfortunately, we have come to see that Ruth just doesn't have that much time left in this world. Many of the more unpleasant symptoms which plagued her in the hospital around the time of John's birth have returned to her. But, as Ruth told me today, she is so much more ready to go home now than she was then. This is simply because she has been able to see our baby grow into a healthy, smiley, active little boy. She knows that he will be fine both in body and also in being brought up in the same faith as her and all those who have believed in our savior. Ruth has been and will continue to be a wonderful Christian wife and mother. This much is certain. If you know her, you'll know that she couldn't be anything else.
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.