Sad Day, May 10, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
This morning was a regular day for me. Got up, went and walked, then went to the farm to help my brother dig potatoes. We stopped a little after 10 and I noticed I had a voicemail from my sister. The Village had called and said the daddy's blood pressure had dropped and his oxygen level was really low. She was going to the Village and we may need to come too.
Ashley (dh) and Toby(dog) were with me at the farm, so I had to come home, take my Saturday night bath, then get to the Village (this took about 1 1/2 hrs). I got there about 11:30. When we got to daddy's room, sister said that she was going to eat something (she is diabetic) so I told her Ashley and I would stay with daddy. Brother got there about 12:30. Daddy did not say anything but I did talk to him. A little after 1 he just quit breathing.
My heart is breaking and rejoicing at the same time--breaking cause he is really gone from this world but rejoicing cause he is with Jesus, Mama, and no longer hurting. He was such an independent man my whole life. very modest and he had lost all of that. This last month he has really been going down-hill fast, even to the point of needing help to eat. But he was my daddy and still is my daddy and I want my daddy even though I am almost 63 now, I sure don't feel that old.
Probably won't be on for a few days as out-of-town children are coming in tonight and a lot going on. It is ironic, Mama died Aug 15 and was buried Aug 17 my anniversary and daddy died May 10 and will be buried May 12--my baby's bd is May 14 and oldest grands (twins) bd is May 15. I will never forget those date.