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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

And the insanity continues...

So it seems that my mom's surgery has been pushed from mid-September to THIS FRIDAY! Yeah, you read that right. My sis and I are frantically trying to figure out flights home and getting time off earlier than expected to help around the house while Mom recovers. Wish me luck that it all works out.

In that mix, I'm trying to figure out if I have to attend a funeral. My cousin's husband passed away very suddenly last week while they were home in Newfoundland on vacation. Age 51, massive heart attack. Apparently even if he were in hospital at the time it had occurred, there would have been nothing they could have done to save him, it was that severe. Anyway, my cousin (accompanied by her father; my uncle) returned home to their 20-something year old son, with her husband's ashes in an urn instead of her husband at her side. Very shocking. It all happened so fast. I can't imagine going somewhere on vacation with my husband and having to return home with his ashes rather than with him. *shudders* I am so sorry for her loss. Anyway, I'm still trying to determine if there is a service of any sort. If so, I need to attend that. Must try to reach them today.

Today is my sister and brother-in-law's Third Anniversary! Happy Anniversary sis! They got married one week after hubby and I did so we had a month of insanity surrounding the weddings in 2004. It was such fun though. I'm glad we did it that way. And I just adore my sister's husband; he's such a sweetheart! With that West Virginian accent of his too; God love him! *smooches*

And today, August 14, is the anniversary of my grandmother's passing in 1988. She was one of the strongest women I know and she, along with my mom, are two of the most important women who helped me become who I am today. Shortly before her death, she gave my mother two $20-dollar bills. She said to her, "Give these to the girls" (my sister and I) "to buy something to remember me by." I still have that same $20-dollar bill. Nothing I could ever purchase could remind me of her like that bill can, and the caring, loving, giving woman she was. So in memory of my grandmother, Edith, I give thanks today for having had 18 years with her. I miss her every single day. God Bless Nan. Wherever you are.

And I have to say, thanks for your encouragement everyone. Last night, I was talking to my sis who reads this blog and she said, "You know, you have some great friends on that blog of yours. They're very supportive and caring. It's a wonderful network to have." I couldn't agree with her more. So to all of you, kudos guys. You are the best. I've known that all along.

P.S. For My Reality: I play a level 70 conjuror on the Antonia Bayle (roleplaying) server in the game EverQuest II. Let me know where your cousin plays and what class/level he is!

8 comments:

Heather said...

WOW! I've only ever heard of surgery dates being pushed back, not moved up! I hope it goes smoothly and you guys get the time off you need to help her.

I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin's husband. That is way too young.

My Reality said...

My cousin plays on the Bizarre server and the rest he says is "classified!"

I hope all goes well with your mom's surgery. How awful about your cousins husband. It is always such a shock when something like that is so unexpected.

CAM said...

I hope all is ok with your mom. I'll check back to see if she's ok.
:)

Katie said...

This is a mixed bag of stuff....wow. BREATHE. Just BREATHE. :-)

Debbie said...

OMG! You have so much going on! I'm so sorry about your cousin's husband, that is truly inbelievable and I can't even imagine having to go through that.

Good luck with your mom's surgery. I'll check back soon to see how you are hanging in there.

Angie said...

Thinking about you and your mom.

Jason and Samantha said...

Thinking and praying for you and your family! PLease update us when you can!!

sariel & shlomit said...

so i'm guessing you haven't posted cos you're with your mom....hope all is going well...thinking of you!
peace
shlomit