Saturday, August 20, 2011

How Quickly Things Change

It's funny how you can be on top of the world one day and in a deep valley the next.  We had been basking in the glory of our trip and rushing around trying to get back into our regular routine when devastation hit us like a boulder Wednesday.  Hubby went to Mama J.'s and Papa T.'s house Wednesday evening to take them dinner, just like he does every night, and found Mama J. dead.  We tried CPR, but she was gone by the time he found her, and the EMT's confirmed our fears shortly after they arrived.  They believe she probably had a heart attack. 

While she had not been well for a while, she certainly wasn't giving us any signs of anything out of the ordinary, and we were completely shocked by her death.  We're still in shock.  We laid her to rest today, and for the next couple of days we will try to eliminate some of the complete exhaustion we're feeling.  I haven't been this tired since I gave birth to Teen Angel. 

Our next step will be trying to decide how to best care for Papa T..  We're not sure yet how we're going to do that as we don't really like for him to be alone at any time, and we can't be with him 24/7.  I'm sure the good Lord will show us the way.  We're just trying to take it one day at a time.  This is a difficult time, especially for Hubby and Teen Angel.  Hubby and his mother were close.  Teen Angel and Mama J. shared a special bond, and TA is without one of her best friends.  It all seems so unfair.  We've had so much tragedy in this family in the last ten years.  But it's not for me to ask why.  We'll simply put one foot in front of the other, and move forward.  Your prayers are appreciated, brothers and sister.

13 comments:

book_chick81 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I've lost both of my grandmothers--my heart goes out to Teen Angel, and your whole family.

Jan said...

I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to your family.

oreneta said...

Good lord, I am so very sorry. Hang in there all of you.

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...that is a shocker...so sorry to hear this sad news! Yet another adjustment in your life as it goes on. We are never prepared for death even though we know its the natural order of life. Keep the Faith!

the parishioner who doesn't do anything said...

So sorry for you. I will be praying for you all. Love you, my cousin and friend.

Living Life said...

Oh my goodness!! So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

J.G. said...

Oh, Hula, I am so sorry. You have had more than your share. You're all in my prayers.

trailboss313@yahoo.com said...

I am SO sorry to hear about your loss. I know all too well how difficult it is to lose family members. Your family has had more than it's share of losses the past few years. My heart goes out to Teen Angel. I am sure you are grateful that she was able to be so close to her grandmother for so long. Your entire family will be in my prayers.

janjanmom said...

I literally gasped out loud when I read this just now. I am so so sorry for your loss! I know the difficulty but also the comfort of caring for your loved ones. Every change, big or small, requires huge adjustments. I will keep you all in my prayers...but especially Papa. Men just don't seem as able to cope when the Mamas go first.

Hugs, kisses and prayers to you.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the shock and grief you all must be feeling right now.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I'm just catching up on the blog reading after being out for the 3-day. I'm so, so, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.

Anonymous said...

Dee from TN

So so sorry esp for Papa -- just now read this. Praying for extra measure of grace for all you but esp him. just so sorry

Jason, as himself said...

Oh, wow. I am so sorry. I've been trying to catch up on my blog reading and this is the saddest news.