Tuesday, October 15, 2013

When life throws you a curveball...

...it is nice to be ready, but we WERE. NOT. ready.

Last Wednesday I got a call from my sister-in-law telling me that my father-in-law wasn't  doing well.

I made the call to hubby at work and before he even drove in the driveway , I received another call
from his sister and she was sobbing.

 I KNEW. I just knew.

"Sandi...he is gone".

There was no consoling her...I told her it wasn't her fault...but when you lose your father.

78 years young.

It is also very hard to tell your husband when he walks in the door that his father has passed.

I can't even bear the thought of losing mine, so my mind tries to never go there.

This is a family with many problems that I won't go into , but needless to say we all need your prayers.

Five children. Three girls, Two boys.

10 grandchildren 13 great grandchildren {8 of them ours!}

Life will go on, but there are many wounds from years and years of hurt that really need healing.

Mother-in-law is also in the same nursing home that he was and truthfully I really thought that she would
go first.

His was a relatively fast downward spiral that ended in his death and none of us were prepared
for it this soon. Hubby had just visited him just a little while before and he was up and around even
 though he didn't know who hubby was.

 It started with multiple myeloma and chemo. Didn't think it would be this serious, but then he took a fall
which resulted in bleeding on the brain and he went downhill from there.

Please keep us all in your prayers...especially my dear husband.


Donna said...

It is incredible hard to say goodbye to our parents. I will keep your family in my prayers.

**Anne** said...

My thoughts are with you, your husband and families. I lost my Father in April so I understand how terrible the loss is. I hope in time healing can take place within your family.
Take care,
Anne xx

Unknown said...

i am so very, very sorry for your loss...your heartache...your pain. i will keep you all in my prayers sandi.

julie - eab designs said...

Terribly sorry for your family's loss. Keeping you all in my prayers Sandi. Hugs to you...

Julie Marie said...

I was so saddened when I received your email telling me he has passed away dear Sandi... lots of prayers continuing for you all... xoxo Julie Marie

Irene said...

I'm so sorry this is such a difficult time for you and your family, of coarse prayers will be said for you and yours.

Lady Pamela said...

You and your family are always in my prayer journal. Especially during these recent trials.
*Hugs* dear friend.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So very sorry for your loss Sandi, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Susie said...

Sandi, You will all be in my prayers. Hug your husband for us. May God ease the pain. xoxo,Susie

Sue Kosec said...

My heart aches for the entire family. Losing a loved one is just awful, I know. I've lost my fiancé, my mother and my father. The good news is that it really DOES get better. Until all of you get to a quieter place, I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.