Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sad news today

Well I hate to spoil Amy's special day, but my aunt just called me to tell me that my uncle died. He had been ill for some time and Thursday a lot of family members went for a prayer vigil with the priest. I was honored to be there and be able to hold my uncle's hand and talk to him, even though he couldn't respond. We knew it was only a matter of days and Brenda called in a panic for me to come home early and when I got home on Friday, there was nothing for me to do. My immune system is already weak and my blood sugar shot up to 222 from 60 yesterday at dad's. The dr told me it was a combination of my meds and stress, so now I know where to stress comes from. There is nothing we can do until Monday because the contractors aren't coming back till Monday to install the window and door and the alarm system won't be finished until Monday. I was not supposed to return here until Sunday, so now it will cost us more than $70 in gas to return again.
My cousin told me that my aunt laid in the bed with my Uncle and fell asleep and then a couple of hours later, he died peacefully and without pain. When I would rub his feet, his eyes would open so we knew he was aware of things around him, so everyone kept talking to him, telling him everything was going to be okay. He was such a sweet old man and now I know he is at peace and free from pain in his heart.

Please keep my Aunt Dee, Uncle TJ, and their family in your prayers. They say deaths come in 3s, so now it's just another worry for me about my dad who is in congestive heart failure and full blown diabetes. I had to laugh Friday morning because Dad almost pushed me out the house so he could go get his cabbage plants-lol-he was hoping I could have stayed the rest of the weekend, but he understood that Brenda needed help, only she didn't. I had already let her know that when Uncle TJ was gone, I was going back. Aunt Dee is her godmother, but she is going to her husband's cousin's funeral on Sunday instead, so I will have to give her regrets for her.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Amy I hope your weekend is great and that your special day was fantastic. Sorry that I was late with it, but I had no connection in the country where dad lives----just the sound of crickets and frogs and a beautiful full moon with a sky filled with stars. Hugs, everyone, Pat


Childs Play with Rita said...

Sorry to hear of your sad news.. hang in there girl. as to my glitter on my blog.. you can use any kind of glue and I've used that glue with all that really fine glitter they have... I've got a bunch of that as well. take it easy girl. Rita

Anonymous said...

Prayers and hugs for you Pat ... I'm sorry to hear about your news. Don't forget to take care of yourself!!

Julie said...

So sorry to hear about your Uncle. Death is so hard to deal with mentally, physically and emotionally. Please take care of yourself.

FourSistersInACottage said...

Dear Sweet Friend Pat,
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. What a tough time this has been for you and I am so sorry for yet another loss in your family.
You didn't spoil my day so don't even think twice about it.
Let's get out there and LIVE for those who can't anymore.
LOVE YOU BUNCHES, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters and Bonus Mom to Nick and Alex)

Mary said...

Pat, So sorry about your Uncle.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Hugs, Mary