Sunday, November 16, 2008

Not So Happy Day

Our family is in need of prayers today. My husband's cousin died last night. It was very sudden and very unexpected. He was only in his early to mid 30's and had a wife a 1 1/2 year old son. After going to the ER yesterday morning complaining of back pain he was sent home. They gave him a few shots and a bottle of pain medication. Later yesterday he walked to the store and back home. They said he sat down to watch TV and just passed out. They were able to revive him but he passed away once they arrived at the hospital. I have not heard the final word but the doctors were pretty sure that it was a massive heart attack.

My MIL called me and told me and then i waited till Marcus got home to tell him. I spent a good deal of the time between finding out and telling my husband worrying about how i would tell him. This is a very very close cousin. They were best friends and very close. It has not hit him yet and he said that it probably wont til the funeral.

I ask that you all pray for Drew's family and ours as we move through this horrific time. Drew was such a kind soul and would have never hurt anyone. He was always the first to ask if you needed anything and always the first to help. If the old saying is true that "the good die young" than he was one of the good. He was a loving soul mate and wonderful father. He worked hard and too care of his family the best he could.

I am hoping this will be a call to my husband and i to get our health together. We don't eat right by any means as much as we may try and we don't get nearly enough exercise. My husband looked at me last night and proclaimed that he didn't want anymore fried foods in our house and i agreed. It scares the bajeeshus out of me that at anytime i could lose the love of my life. We do not know God's plans for us and it is scary. So if you could please send out prayers for the whole family.

5 comments:

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

I will pray for you. Death is not easy for anyone. When my sister in law died, I was in such distress on how to comfort my hubby as he was in distress that she died. Just be there because he might want to talk or he might not want to, he might just want you near.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Done. It's tragic when a life ends far too early. That poor baby.

My Happy Family said...

Courtney,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you and your husband are able to comfort each other as you grieve.

AM said...

Im so sorry.

Shawna said...

How tragic . . .you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.