Yesterday morning at this exact time the nurse came in to take my sisters vitals, I had been up most of the night . The nurse looked at me and asked me if there was someone that can be with me, that my sisters time was close (less than 24 hrs). Charles called Brittany , she was at work her co-worker told her to GO! She got Brian and went to the school to get Brent and Bethany also. We were all by her side, all talking , Susan wasn't, BUT I was sharing child hood stories with the kids we were all laughing, I held Susan hand and rubbed her arm. Susan had 2 visitors Denise and her mom around 1pm. At 2pm I put General Hospital on she loved that show. I closed my eyes for only about 5 minutes and opened them and she was gone... Brian said "MOM" (3:01) , he went and got a nurse. She listened for a heart beat and then said "SORRY" (3:08) , my phone rang at that very minute it was my mom. I couldn't answer the phone, I couldn't tell her. My friend Becky showed up at the moment also. Brittany thinks Susan was waiting for me to close my eyes so she could pass without me seeing it.
Our mom called earlier that morning and I put the phone to Susan's ear and our mom said "I LOVE YOU SUSAN" and Susan made a few sounds back to her on the phone.
I am holding/hugging the teddy bear that she held in her hospital bed as I type this with tears streaming down my face.. Thank you for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
JUNE 25, 1965-JANUARY 10,2013