Tuesday, April 24, 2007

We will miss you sweet girl

Goodbye Sabrina.

I am so glad your passing was peaceful. Don't worry, we will take care of your mama and your daddy. We will all miss you.

Sabrina H.
8 short years
passed away at 10:40 a.m. on April 24, 2007.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Hanging in there

Well the weekend is gone and Sabrina is still with us. I have not seen her and do not intend to intrude on the family to see her but I have a contact that is far closer to the family than I and she is keeping me updated. Kristi sent a message this morning that they did not go over on Saturday as planned because they thought that might be the day and Sabrina's parents wanted to be alone with her. However, as she was still here on Sunday Kristi and another friend made dinner for them and took it over. They got to see her for a couple of minutes and were able to give her a kiss and rub her hand. Sabrina is very comforted and calm when her mama is near so they are spending most of their time together curled up in bed.

I am still very, very sad and so is my daughter. Kristi says that her son is having a really rough time too but is doing "okay" right now.

Thanks for all the kind thoughts and prayers. It helps.

Friday, April 20, 2007

So sad!!

My heart hurts. My eyes are welling up with tears.

I just had to tell my little girl (7 years old) that her friend and former schoolmate who has terminal cancer, has taken a turn for the worse and her family does not expect her to live much longer. A good friend of mine is extremely close to the family, her son (8 years old) was "going to marry Sabrina someday". Kristi emailed me this afternoon to tell me that Sabrina's Hospice nurses believe that her passing could come as soon as this weekend, early next week and certainly by next weekend. This child is so sweet and loving. She is also the only child her parents have. They (her parents) adopted her when she was around 2. They have only had 6 years with their precious little girl and now...... I know that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all but this is just so heartwrenching. We are all sooooo very sad. I keep crying. I keep thinking, what if this were my child? How would I possibly handle this?

I am not religious but have to believe there is a better place waiting for this dear child who is being taken from us way too soon. Cancer is just a horrible, horrible thing. I hope the researchers find a way to cure it soon.

My heart hurts.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The wait is over!!

Woohooo DH and I have a healthy nephew as of 1:52 p.m. PST. Wyatt Michael shares a birthday with my grandmother who is turning 95 today. It sounds like it was a long, difficult labor but in the end, everyone is healthy and happy. Yippee.

Still waiting!!!!!

Did I mention I am NOT patient. Just had to get that out. Will update as I get information, IF I GET INFORMATION. ARRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH

Waiting, waiting and more waiting!!!!

I am not a patient person. I like instant gratification in most things. It drives me crazy when my DH teases me with cryptic comments about gifts while they sit waiting to be opened. Perhaps that is why my children, particularly my middle DD, have such a low tolerance for waiting.

Now we are waiting for something really, really exciting. My SIL is in the early stages of labor and my nephew is going to be arriving sometime soon. The problem? SIL and BIL live in Seattle and we live 5 hours away and I have NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!! Nobody bothers to call or update us on a regular basis. DH only found out that things were starting to happen because he tracked down his parents to wish them a Happy Easter. We got a cryptic update at 4:00 yesterday afternoon via email saying that SIL and BIL were going to triage at the hospital to be checked out and then.....nothing. No message that they came back home, stayed to be observed, that she is or is not in active labor, etc. I am going just a bit stir crazy here. Like I said, I am instant gratification kind of gal. I know that babies arrive in their own sweet time, heck I have 3 myself and one was 2 weeks late! All I am asking for is a bit of information. I guess all we can do is wait, wait and wait some more cause I am not driving 5 hours to get information particularly since I would NOT be welcome. Oh yeah, did I mention that I don't think SIL would appreciate my worry and concern?

Off to knit and worry.