Out of Commission for a While

My husband just called me; we’d been planning a weekend trip to his parents’ house to visit with his grandparents, as his granddad hasn’t been well for a long time, and is now getting worse. We were supposed to leave tomorrow morning, drive to his sister’s house in Dallas, and then spend the night there, before driving to Oklahoma on Saturday morning. We were due to return on Sunday evening.

The leaving date of tomorrow morning is still the same.

However, his father just called and told him that Hospice has said it may not be long now, so we’re not sure when we’ll return. We’re bringing enough clothes and such for a week, in case he passes during the weekend, since the funeral would only be a few days later.

*sigh* This is difficult for me, and I know it must be moreso for Michael. His granddad has not been coherent or responsive since before we met, so I’ve never known him any other way. It’s difficult for me to sit there and not know what to say or do, and I don’t really feel comfortable. I don’t really feel like I have a place there in times of such stress.

Please pray and/or think happy thoughts for us. My in-laws have dial-up internet access, so I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to log on and check in, but I will try to let you know whenabouts I might return.

Note: I have several websites (All Info About musicals, beauty, and marriage) that were going to be updated tomorrow and this weekend, but as these circumstances have come up, the updates will be completed at a later date.


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2 comments on “Out of Commission for a While
  1. Cortney says:

    But you DO have a place there in times of stress. Michael married you in sickness and in health, and I truly believe that doesn’t mean just the two of you. He needs YOU right now. Just be there when he needs you. It always comes full circle. I’ll tell you a funeral director secret: you know why funeral directors are such a comfort in times of death? We offer stability and care. We don’t know the person who died, but we do get the opportunity to get to know the family left behind. And those people remember that. That’s really all you have to do. Just be a shoulder to cry on, and an ear to talk to. When something needs to be done, do it. Trust me; it will be appreaciated.

    I love you!!! Please keep me updated, and tell Michael Jeremy and I are praying for you guys. Jeremy and I are both off on Monday and this weekend; if you or Michael need someone to talk to, we’re here.

    Love you!

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