Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Joy and Pain

Once again death has come visiting among my friends. A woman I worked with passed away last Sunday from lung cancer. She was bright, witty, and full of life. She had 4 children and about a jillion grandchildren, and great grandchildren who loved her immensley. Her husband is inconsolable right now and we miss her very much already. The funeral is Thursday. She was two years younger than I.

Our kids are coming into town Thursday for their dad's birthday this weekend. It will be a mixed emotion day for sure. I've made arrangements to make up my physical therapy day next week. The youngest bought tickets to the TCU game, ranked #3 now, and so we will tailgate and enjoy the day with them and friends. I will make sure to be gentle and kind to them for their love of their dad. The oldest daughter's cat ran into the street and was hit by a car. He lost his hind leg, but so far has made it. He was climbing on the screens the other day. He will take the antibiotics, but not the pain meds the vet gave her. I guess little Chili is as hard headed as my daughter, who is a Chilihead herself. I'm a sucker for auburn hair.


  1. So sorry for your loss. And glad little Chili is making it through.

  2. So sorry at the passing of your friend. I send all my sympathies to her husband , family and friends.

    God Bless You all.

  3. Ohhhhhhh.... I'm sorry. I'm tellin' ya... it's a good thing you're a social person and keep making new friends. If I were in your boat, I wouldn't have a friend left by now... I will keep her - and them in my prayers.

    Have fun with the kids this weekend.

  4. I'm so sorry.

    About your loss and that I'm so far behind that it has taken me this long to pass along my condolences.

    Love to you.