Some Family News Sharing Time!

Well, this just doesn’t seem to be our year :(, not only have I been sick most of the Winter, we had: dad in intensive care twice; Penny with the three bypass surgeries, in intensive care once, almost losing both of them ; Mark’s dad admitted to the hospital once; my aunt in Florida died; the whole court thing with Sara that still is final until we go back in June; Sara being bullied at school; Shawna’s near nervous breakdown; and our terriers running off.  Now:

A week ago Monday, Mark’s dad received a call from one brother in Florida to tell him their other brother down there passed away.  This past Monday he received a call from his Nephew saying that they had found his sister had passed.  And he has another brother that they have been expecting to go any day now!

I had called Al the first Monday and talked with him for a little while and, even though they knew it would be coming probably sometime this year, they didn’t expect him to pass on before the one that’s still here, and he was quite saddened.

I didn’t find out about his sister until late Monday night ’cause Mark forgot to tell me, so I called Al on Tuesday and the first thing he said to me was, “I don’t think I want to see another Monday came, EVER!  I told him how very sorry I was and we chatted for a few more minutes.

Then Mark comes home from his doctor appointment last evening to inform me that he has to go get an MRI done on his back.  He just was referred to a Pain Management Specialist for the pain he has in there from his arthritis.

SOME GOOD NEWS though:

Penny is doing much better.  She went in on Monday and had her skin graphs on her leg done but the doctor said he couldn’t get the ones for her groin to take.  I don’t know what will happen with that but they can’t leave her with a hole there either.  She now has to go to a Pain Mngt. Spec. too for her newly developed fibromyalgia.  Still, all in all, she is doing better and happy to be home.

Mom and dad got back from Florida on Sunday evening, hallelujah!!  Dad seems to be feeling pretty good.  I haven’t got to go over there yet ’cause I’m still not feeling very good and don’t want to expose him to anything.

Well, I think that about covers it for now!  Please say a prayer for Al in his time of grief.  Thanks everybody!!

Love and hugs,

Terri

 

 

30 Day Letter Writing Challenge; Letter 4 – Sibling

So now is the time
for my brother Hugh

That in the family
is known as hubedoo

It truly is a blessings
that we still have you

After everything last year that
you had to go through

In that short time ago
you were pronounced to die

And it was on God
that we did rely

When the family did
our prayers to heaven cry

To please delay you from
having to say goodbye

Just thinking of it and
how the doctors now say

That only by a miracle
is there any way

You are here in
such good health today

And it’s looking like
you’re here to stay

Declaring that I love you
would be putting it mild

You’ll always be “big brother”
to this younger child

As every little girl knows
our brothers stand apart

And my dearest Hugh
you’re special to my heart

Teresa Marie  1/17/12 ©

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