Monday, February 11, 2008

Now What?

I came home last night after spending the weekend with my Dad and seeing Mom through the surgury.

I woke up this morning and my husband Ricks sister called to tell us that Ricks brother Larry passed away.

When it rains it pours.

I don't even know where to begin on this one.

Larry was a diabetic and very strong willed.  He was stubborn and would not let us put him in a place where he could receive medical attention.  He went out drinking last night and I still don't know all the details but he passed away.

I am not sure what he would have even wanted. He was a hard person to talk to.

He prefered to live the life on the streets as a homeless person.  So when it rains it pours.....

AHHHH Calgon take me away!

15 comments:

fasttrack58 said...

Oh Poor Rick, gentle hugs for Rick.....
And so glad your Mom is doing well and surgery went well...
And your Dad is probably just missing your Mom and worried too....
Big Hugs to you the best Daughter!!
Linda :)

lv2trnscrb said...

I'm so sorry for Larry's passing, Barbara. My sympathies to you and to Rick during this time of grief on top of what you are dealing with your parents. Something that helps me get through times like this "this did not catch the Lord by surprise; he knew this would be happening, he will give me the strength to get through this, I will trust in Him".

my prayers to you and yours

betty

tpiez4me said...

Woah.........rain rain go away!
Yikes!  So sorry to hear that....tell that cutie Rick I'm so sorry for his loss.  Diabetes, a tough disease, affects so many different parts of your body.
HUGS to Rick AND Barbara AND Eric!!!

helmswondermom said...

I'm so sorry about your husband's brother.  I hope your husband is dealing with this okay.
Lori

plieck30 said...

So sorry for your and Rick's loss. Its hard to help someone who doesn't want to be helped so I'm sure you both did the best you could. Paula

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwwww Barbara I am so sorry to hear about Larry, Love You Lisa XO

rdautumnsage said...

I'm sorry to hear of Rick's brothers passing dear one! I'm keeping your entire family in my prayers on the smoke during this time of sorrow...I learned a long time ago, someone has to want help in order to be helped. You and your husband are in my thoughts! (Hugs) Indigo

lanurseprn said...

How sad. He was homeless? I'm sorry.
Pam

randlprysock said...

Oh my goodness, it is truly pouring.  Sending prayers....
Lisa

pharmolo said...

Sorry to hear of Larry's death. I hope he is at peace now. All strength to his family, and yourselves.

buggieboo1 said...

I am sorry for your families loss!



            Sharon
http://journals.aol.com/buggieboo1/ImASurvivor/

am4039 said...

I'm so sorry for the loss, how awful. Hoping your moms surgery went good.

patty13357 said...

Hi there...I just wanted to let you know my heart goes out to you.  I recently lost my mother to pancreatic cancer and I've also had to take care of my dad.  My mother was a wonderful cook and just watching my dad try to eat something not prepared by her breaks my heart.  He is doing well for the most part and is eating better now but after being married for 42 years...I'm sure his heart is broken too.

I admire your strength, your compassion and your loving support to your parents.  Remember, prayers will get you through it all.

God bless!

cuteallison1980 said...

So sorry to hear all this bad stuff has been going on in your life.  Hopefully the sun will peak out from behind the clouds and the rays of sunshine will fill your life again soon.  Have a happy Tuesday. : )

Allison

jckfrstross said...

I am so sorry about Rick Brother Larry passing away:( praying for you all

Deb