Sunday, November 23, 2008


Time keeps getting away from me. And since AOL did away with their journals I really have not been much into on line journaling! It is hard to keep up with others without alerts.
Bethany got her cast off last Friday and is doing well.
My mom is doing much better too.

Bethany and I had really bad week, Probably the worse week of the year, hope never to have another week like it EVER!
Bethany came home from school on Monday and said "Mommy, Maddy's daddy died!" I said "Maddy who?" she does have a few friends named Maddy, BUT I just knew what was coming next. "Maddy R, mommy!" I said "OH MY GOD!" I was in shock! I had to wait and call Maddy's mom after I was done work! I asked her if I heard was true! She said it was and I cried, (I still cry re-telling it). I told her I was so sorry! I asked her if there was anything we could do for her, she said NO BUT if there was anything she could do for us, her husband was such a giving man she wants to keep his memory alive and do for others as he had done! Then she asked if we could bring Bethany over as Maddy was asking for her. It's so sad he was such a good man. He was a police officer, actually a violent crimes detective, he served in dessert storm. His viewing was huge! I never saw such a large veiwing. There were changing of the gaurds and police horses. He loved Journey, they played Journey at his veiwing.
It was so sad. My heart aches for his wife and children! He is going to be missed!


Joyce said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. It is never easy and especially this close to the holidays. He sounded like a fine person and I'm sure God is looking after him now.
Hugs, Joyce

CntryMomma said...

That's horrible news. :o(

Do you use the feed option on your dashboard? It'll let ya know when blogs have been updated.


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Sorry for you and Bethany. HUGS :o)(

Trish said...

So sorry to hear about Maddy's dad.
Sounds like he was a good guy.
Take care,

Chrissie said...

So sorry for that family's loss especially around the holidays. I hope that your daughter can be there for her friend during her time of need.
Take care

swmpgrly said...

I too have a hard time keeping up without alerts.
So sorry to hear of your friends death

Anonymous said...

So very sad. My condolences and prayers go out to all in need.

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend.
Sounds like he was a good guy

Robin said...

Horribly sad to hear of Maddy's father's passing. I'm glad Bethany could be such good support for the girl (and that her cast is off).

Glad to hear your mother's doing well / better.

Can't imagine how the holidays will feel for that family.

Lori said...

I am so very sorry about this. He sounds like a very good man who will be much missed.

Sonya said...

So really seems like lots of folks have passed this week. It is very sad for the families. I have thought a lot about these folks today and how sad their Thanksgiving is.

Monica said...

I'm terribly sorry to hear the news about your friend. It's never easy and this time of year seems to increase the sensitivity to the pain.

As for alerts, do you use the alert/feed option on the dashboard? It helps me.


Rjet33 said...

Stopped by to check on Bethany. So glad she got her cast off and is doing well. Very glad to hear your Mom is better too! So sorry to hear about Maddy's Dad and right here at the holidays too. Will lift them up in prayer.