Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Today was not good

Wednesdays - at noon - I spent visiting with Mama. I didn't rush in and change sheets...sneak in to do her dishes...dust anything while I was in the bathroom. I did those things on other days. On Wednesdays, we sat and we visited. I hugged her March 28. Kissed her on the cheek. Told her I loved her. She told me she loved me.

Today was Wednesday. From lunch on...was not a good day.

Mama was found in bed March 30...which was my parents' anniversary. We got the death certificates yesterday and the date was set at March 29. She didn't suffer. Someone asked me if it was unexpected. I replied that it was an unexpected expected thing. With her health problems I thanked God for every day that we had her. That I had her.

This morning I tried to call my aunt - Mama's younger only sister - to check on her. Her line was busy every time I called so I called her daughter-in-law. Aunt had been rushed by ambulance to Longview yesterday (Tuesday) with a possible stroke but was stable with no lingering affects - most likely a TIA. And most likely the phone was left off the hook at her home.

So really, from mid-morning on...this was not a good day.

Now - helping baby brother (executor) deal with the estate (he asked me to meet him at the lawyer's). I'm the type person that when it's time to deal with something I want it dealt with. This is not going to be fast. It is going to be slow.

It is lingering too long. It is moving too fast.


tisme said...

Hugs Sherry!! I will give you big real ones in September.

South Jersey Quilter said...

I'm so sorry to read about your Mom. It's so hard to lose a parent. I'm glad you have your grandchildren as a distraction.

elsie123 said...

This is a rough time. Hugs are sent your way.

the Preacher's wife said...

oh Sherry! Hugs and prayers, may the Lord ease the ache and be lovingly by your side as you go through these painful, necessary things!


Sherry said...

Yes! God is good. I wouldn't be doing as well as I am if it weren't for him.