Saturday, November 27, 2010

Please Read Below....

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while....as you can see below, Bill passed away on the 23rd.   (Tuesday Morning)  He got a lot worse on Friday night and I called Lisa home.  She came Saturday Morning.  All day Sat, he took sips of water and sips of coke, but didn't respond much to us.  I think he knew we were around, but didn't talk to us.  Sunday he didn't not call my name or say a word all day.  Monday he seemed a little better and kept saying "home"..."take me home."  I told him I loved him and he was going home to be with Jesus , his mama and out little babies....He said, "Hurry."   Monday night about midnight, I heard him call my name and I got up and his breathing labored.   The rattle was in his chest.  I got up in the hospital bed with him and lay with my arm around him for about 15 minutes and then I knew he was getting worse, so I got Lisa and Gary out of bed.   We stayed by him and talked to him . I called the hospice nurse about 1 oclock and I heard him call my name while I was on the phone with her.  I went back over to the bed and Lisa was trying to give him water, but he couldn't swallow.  Then he started hemorrhaging through his mouth and nose.  Ryan and Lucas stayed in the room the whole time.  Ryan would go get towels for me and they were both "troopers."  That was a good lesson for them about life and death.  Neither one of them cried, but when the hospice nurse came about two oclock...Ryan broke cown and cried out loud.  That's the hardest I have ever seen him cry.  All of us cleaned him up and the funeral home came...(my brother-in-law was the one who came to pick him up)  I kissed him goodbye and cried as he went out the door.  But I felt relieved in a way, because he suffered so long and so much.  He wasn't suffering now.  He went peacefully.  Gary told him to go to God and that we are all on the same path!   I'm ok...just exhausted, but feel at peace about his death.  He told me he was ready,  and I told him he could go....that I would be right behind him and he said, "hurry."    Look at the obituary below.  Love  to all my blogging friends.

12 comments:

Beverly said...

Dear Clara,
I'm so glad that you were able to be right there with him in the end. What a blessing to have the confidence to know that he is in heaven, and that one day soon, we shall be also.

Hugs to you and your family.

Marci said...

Clara, I am so glad the whole family was there with him. You are starting a new chapter. I pray that you will feel that peace that only He can give.

Beth said...

I am very sorry for your loss, Clara. What a blessing and comfort to have been with your husband as he left his weary earthly body to enter into heaven!

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days. God bless you.

Love, Beth

Margie's Musings said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Clara. Being alone is very strange but we really aren't alone. We know that God is right tere with us through it all.

Grammy said...

Dear Clara, I'm so sorry for your loss, and I know how you feel. I'm glad you and your family were there with him when he passed on. My husband died alone in his nursing home bed, but I know they are both at peace, and we can take comfort in that fact, can't we? Please know you are all in my thoughts, dear friend.
Love, Ruby

Rachel said...

Oh Clara, I just cried and cried as I read this. You have my deepest condolences. At least he's not suffering anymore. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

southernlady64 said...

Clara, I know it has been such a hard time for you. It seems so many times these things happen during the holidays. I am glad you had so much support from your family. I had you in my thoughts and prayers every day and will continue to do so. Love and hugs.

Mountain Mama said...

Clara I am so-so sorry. I just got back to blogging and discovered your heartbreaking news. I pray our Lord is comforting you and giving you peace.
You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Clara, from time to time I drop by your blog; I enjoy reading it very much. I am so very sorry to read of your husband's passing. I just wanted to pass on my condolences to you and your family. God Bless You.

Cheryl (Canada)

Beth said...

Clara, just dropping back in to tell you that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep you in His loving care.

Love, Beth

The Piece Maker said...

Dearest Clara,

You have been on my mine for some time now, so I just wanted to stop by. I never met Bill, but reading your lovely blog, I believe I knew his heart and the wonderful man that he was. He was so lucky to have known your love and devotion all of these years....you are a very special lady. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.
I don't blog anymore, but I am always around here keeping you company in a sort of quiet way.

Hugs for you my friend,
Cathy

Disneypal said...

I just found your blog and know it has been about 1 1/2 years since you lost your husband but wanted to offer my condolences.

My father just passed away on January 13th of this year and my parents were married almost 57 years. I know you just take it one day at a time, that is all we can do. God Bless You