Monday, January 28, 2008

The month that should never have been

I'm tired of January and everything that has happened this month. I feel a little out of sorts and I'm afraid to answer the phone when it rings because who knows what might happen next. Saturday my friend buried her husbands mother while her husband was still in intensive care, but he was improving. Saturday night he started taking a turn for the worst and over night last night he too passed away. He left behind 2 children still in grade school and one step son who is 19. These children lost their grandmother and their father within a week. My friend has my cell phone that I left with her a couple of weeks ago and I need to call her but I'm afraid she is finally getting some rest that she truly needs. Weeks in the intensive care unit, even if you aren't the patient, is exhausting. Grief is exhausting.
Yesterday some of my husbands Little old Ladies stopped by to tell us one of their sisters in law had passed away. I didn't know this woman well, but she lived near and I did know who she was. My moms sisters and brothers just returned last night from Princeton WV, where they buried the last of my grandpa's sisters. They are all feeling a little lost since that part of their life is over now.
My dear son is with his girlfriend today at her grandfathers funeral.
Oh February...please be gentle.

6 comments:

kim-d said...

I'm with you, Katy. Good riddance to January. The month in which Valentine's Day falls just HAS to be better. And, if not, at least it's short. Losses like that are so hard. And, yes, grief is exhausting. But having friends around helps. And it sounds like you're going to be helping a lot. Prayers all around, from me.

Monkling said...

I'm sorry, Katy. You can blame me if you want for spreading around the bad crap. After all, we did single handedly bring the entire housing market down. Coincidence that it bottomed out just when we put our house on the market? I think not.

kimmy said...

I'm so sorry Katy. I hope February is a more gently month too. Hugs...

Kimmy

Lanny said...

I'm sorry Katy! I hope February is much better!

Hugs!

kim-d said...

Thinking about you, my friend.

kimmy said...

Good morning!

If you get a chance take a peek at my blog - I left you something!

Kimmy