I am very sad to report that John passed away sometime early this morning. When the nurse came in to check his vitals, he was gone. Leona said that she felt like he was finally at peace, and free from pain - and recognizing that was a beautiful thing.
I know we had all been praying for a miracle to occur, that somehow his kidneys would kick back in, his water retention would disappear, but Leona said that John told her a couple of weeks ago, that he believed he would be going to be with God soon.
We have all been incredibly thankful for the love that we have seen shared between the two of them. It has been amazing to behold and truly a bit of a fairy-tale come true. I know we all wish their courtship could have began decades ago, but God certainly blessed them so much in these last several years that its hard to wish anything would have changed other than John being able to enjoy so many more years ahead.
Leona, we love you - and are praying for you and all of Johns family.