Before Famous Pastors 99th Birthday, Son Discloses Truth About Dad's Condition
FaithTap Staff 7/19/2017
Some people are beyond blessed to grace this earth for a surprisingly lengthy number of years, like the revered Reverend Graham. In November, Billy Graham will be celebrating his 99th birthday.
Even with today's modern medical miracles, it's still impressive to turn 99. Billy's son Franklin Graham has been updating followers about his father's health on social media.
The famed evangelist spends most of his time in his Montreat, North Carolina, home where he enjoys time with family and friends when they visit. For a man who has spent his life traveling the world, spreading the word of the Lord God, it's quite a change to be sedentary, but he rejoices in the special visits.
Franklin said that, considering his father's age, he's doing well for being 98 going on 99. Aging is a natural process and Billy is no different than others who are close to becoming centenarians.
In a Facebook post, Franklin shared the following details:
"He is doing well; he does have the physical challenges that come with his age. He enjoys visits from family members, including his sister who is his only remaining sibling. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren also come by more frequently in these summer months."
Another welcomed visitor is Billy's own pastor, Dr. Don Wilton, who stops by weekly from his home in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He's paid his longtime friend these weekly visits for 20 years as a "tradition of prayer and encouragement."
Someone else special in Billy's life is a cat named Kitty that his children gave him for his 90th birthday. Franklin joked that no one could ever remember the cat's name, so they just called her "kitty."
Franklin thanked everyone for their prayers and well-wishes for his father. He said, "You really don't know how much that means to our family."
We also send prayers to the esteemed Billy Graham as he ages gracefully. Happy early birthday to you!
Sources: Facebook/Franklin Graham FB Image Credit: Facebook/Franklin Graham