As My Son Lay Dying

I posted on a Social Media site Thursday to say that my son, Chris Basile, had taken a turn for the worse. He has been gravely ill for the last six months. Late Thursday night, he was transferred to the ICU and put on life support.

His Mom, Stepdad and Ben the younger are with him now. Brother David is on the road and should arrive within the hour.

I’m saddened to know that my eldest son is very close to transitioning out of this world. It’s sadder still to be the only family member who can’t get to Albuquerque to be with them.

The family and the Medical team are in agreement that the focus now should be to help Chris transition peacefully and with as little pain as possible.

Joseph Christopher Basile, we have loved you with our whole hearts these forty years. Take our Love with you from this world to the next.

You’re loved up one side of Paradise and down the other. You’ll be greeted by Granddaddy David, Papa Joe and Grandma Lois and your Uncle Mike. He’ll keep you in line up there!

Go with our love. Our love and our tears. And one day — in God’s time — we’ll join you all.

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Your loving Father and Family

In Times of Adversity

When we go through troubles and trials, through the adversity that we all experience in our lives, it can be rough. It can be very rough.

Having the loving presence and support of those who care for us can be so key when we pass through those situations, as we all do.

Stacey Dalili is a cherished friend of long-standing and is on the FSF Board of Directors. She is a much-beloved woman who’s passing through one of those difficult times right now. She has a lot of support from a large and loving family and a great many friends as she faces some serious adversity.

Stacey suffered a heart attack last Sunday and has been hospitalized since then. The heart blockages they found were serious but the first option was catheterization. Two attempts on two consecutive days did not have the desired effect, however, and so Stacey will undergo open-heart surgery tomorrow, February 2nd. Please keep her in your prayers.

Like so many who love this loving soul, I’m feeling a very considerable weight of stress as the time of the surgery draws nearer. It is powerful consolation that her family is rallying around her, many of whom will be arriving tomorrow to be with her.

This is what keeps humanity moving forward through all the troubles and trails that beset us. I invite you to also send along your own love, good wishes and healing energy to this loving and compassionate friend. Please pray for Stacey Dalili.



Ben Lawrence Basile

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