Not a Good Week

15 May

In between living in a house that resembles an episode of The Hoarders we have been hit with another spate of deaths and illnesses.

On May 9th, one of Eldest Granddaughter’s childhood friends slipped in the shower at college and died, apparently of a concussion. She was twenty. Horrible.

mike weissEldest Grandson’s father-in-law never smoked, but had developed lung cancer, and had part of one lung removed, which the doctors hoped would take care of the problem. He was admitted to the hospital late last week, suddenly got much, much worse, and died early this morning. He was only 52. Too young to die, and his daughter is 23, far too young to have lost her father. The kids have only been married since October, so this is so very difficult, to grow up and have to face life – and death – so quickly and so harshly.

Got an email this afternoon that a long-time member of our congregation had a stroke last Thursday or Friday, and is not doing well. She had one stroke about ten years ago, and always looked as if a good puff of wind would knock her over, but her husband took such good care of her. He died of a heart attack just six months ago (a total shock as we all expected her to go first) and apparently this stroke occurred on the six month anniversary of his death. This couple lost their only child at Lockerbie, and tomorrow would have been his birthday. The son’s best friend has always stayed close to the family, calling them Aunt and Uncle, and sort of being a surrogate son; he flew in from California, and he says he thinks she has just given up.

I think I will go wipe the sawdust off my furniture and count my blessings, starting with The Squire, and going though each child, grandchild, and dear friend I can think of.

I am blessed.

One Response to “Not a Good Week”

  1. Caddo-Jael May 15, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I’m SO sorry for this spate of losses, and so young–though anytime we lose a loved one, it’s too soon. Bless your dear hearts–I’ll be keeping y’all in my prayers, be assured of that. God is good, and He’s already on hand to help with the grieving. Much love to you, sis Caddo

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