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My dear Mother-in-law

Friday, July 09, 2010

Just after lunch today the hospital called to tell DH to come in. My dear mother-in-law finished her battle today and is now at peace. These past 2 weeks have been a real struggle for her. It has been hard to see her so uncomfortable and distressed. But now she is at peace. She was lying still and peaceful when we got there. No grimace of discomfort on her face, no struggle to breath, no look of unhappiness.

We have had her with us for so many years now, there will be a big hole in our lives. But it is good she is at rest and with her husband, parents, and brothers who have already gone.

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes, they are all greatly appreciated. I will be gone a few more days and then we will try to get our lives to a new normal.

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GCHUNG 7/20/2010 10:24AM

    My sincere condolences on your loss. I'm glad you were there for her final hours.

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TERI99 7/20/2010 8:59AM

    Yes, having just experienced this last month, it will leave a gaping hole in your lives. But the peace that comes of knowing she lived a long, happy life, and that you were there for her and with her to give her joy at the end of this journey helps just a bit. And the knowledge that she is no longer struggling or in pain is a blessing to hang onto, allowing joy for her to fill the sorrow for our own lives. We are learning to fill that hole with our wonderful memories of her and her lovely contributions to our lives. The thought of that hole still leads to tears, but just as often, it will be smiles and a happy story of special times we shared.

Thinking and praying prayers of peace and comfort for you and yours at this difficult time.
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MAKULEWAHINE 7/19/2010 7:38PM

    My sincerest sympathy for your loss. I know it how hard it is to lose someone even though the time might be right (if it ever is). It leaves a hole in your heart and in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you every day. Take care.

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BEVPRESLEY 7/19/2010 6:19PM

    Thank you so much everyone. Things are coming along slowly.

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EDWARDS1411 7/16/2010 4:13AM

    Bev - I am so sorry to read of your MIL's passing - my deepest sympathies to you and your family!!!

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LOVETOSNORKEL 7/9/2010 11:42PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. Sending Hugs. emoticon

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TOWHEE 7/9/2010 10:56PM

    Bev - I am sorry for your loss, but as you said "she is at peace". Peace be with you and your dh.


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WANNABEETRIM2 7/9/2010 12:14PM

    I hope the pain of your loss will quickly turn into sweet memories.
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WANNABEETRIM2 7/9/2010 12:13PM

    I hope the pain of your loss will quickly turn into sweet memories.
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LOULOUBELLE2 7/9/2010 11:25AM

    your memories of her will keep her within your hearts. She'll continue to watch over you as always, just from above now. Please know many prayers are going out to you and your family. emoticonand emoticon

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SVELTSTER 7/9/2010 11:16AM

    So sorry for your loss.

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CARLANNIE 7/9/2010 8:49AM


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RAMALEX 7/9/2010 7:41AM

  Sending my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother in law. emoticon

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    Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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LITTLEFIRE 7/9/2010 3:02AM

    Beverly, so very sorry to hear of your family's loss, please accept my condolences at this time. Bless you all.

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MAKULEWAHINE 7/9/2010 12:21AM

    My heart goes out to you and your family. It is hard to lose someone even if the struggle has been painful. My prayers are with all of you as you celebrate her life and deal with the loss. Take care.

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Mother-in-law updates and many thanks.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Interventionist (person who inserts stints) has reviewed the angiogram films and one artery can be stinted, but it will be difficult and require at least 3 stints. Also, it is the other 2 that caused the heart attack, and they are not candidates. So for now they have removed the balloon pump and will try medical management. In a couple of weeks, if that fails, then the by-pass option may be revisited. Right now she is very tired and anxious and does not think she can manage the re-hab that would be required. Once she is able to get up instead of laying flat and straight at all times (I know she is so very sore now) she may be more optimistic. Thanks for your prayers and well wishes everyone. They are so greatly appreciated.

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CEB2007 7/2/2010 11:40PM

    Sending warm thoughts to you and your mother-in-law.

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TERI99 6/29/2010 7:35PM

    emoticon and prayers.

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R-U-JELLEN 6/29/2010 9:57AM

    I will be praying for your MIL's health and for you and your family.
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WANNABEETRIM2 6/29/2010 8:39AM

    Thank you for the update on your MIL.
I can only imagine the stress that you all are going through and I pray that she will be on the road to recovery soon.
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DOLLBABE56 6/29/2010 7:50AM

    My thoughts are with you dear friend.

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LKWQUILTER 6/29/2010 7:01AM

    Prayers continue for you and your family. Also for all the medical personnel working with/for your MIL. (((HUGS)))

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EDWARDS1411 6/29/2010 4:21AM

    So sorry to read of your MIL's problems - such a worry and so scary!!! Hoping the drs can find the best solution for her and that she will be able to mend! Take Care Bev!!!

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Thank you everyone

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thank you all my spark friends for the goodies and well wishes for my MIL. She is resting comfortably right now, but the surgeon thinks the recovery from by-pass may be too much for her right now. They will try a stint in one artery and meds to control the pain. The other two will have to wait for a while. At least that is how it stands now. Tomorrow is another day and things may change.

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BEVPRESLEY 6/29/2010 12:50AM

    Thank-you everyone. I will send personal notes when I can.

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LILPAT3 6/28/2010 9:45PM

    God Bless you and yours! emoticon

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MAKULEWAHINE 6/28/2010 1:11PM

    Sending prayers your way. I know that you have the support of a lot of people. Take care.

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CARLANNIE 6/28/2010 10:25AM

    What a challenging time - sending prayers for your mil and your family.

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GCHUNG 6/28/2010 7:55AM

    Bev - my thoughts are with you and your family. Take it easy and let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

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TERI99 6/28/2010 7:18AM

    I will be praying. I know this is a hard time for you all. May God bless her with comfort and healing.

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TERI99 6/28/2010 7:18AM

    I will be praying. I know this is a hard time for you all. May God bless her with comfort and healing.

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CAM1325 6/28/2010 6:54AM

    That is good news. keep us posted! Hugs!

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More adventures, camping

Monday, June 21, 2010

Yesterday we got home from a camping trip with the grands. It was the usual adventure for us. DH and I took the RV Thursday so we could get a good spot on the lake, but near the bath house (the boys are 6 and 3). We got a great spot, but the water was off to 2 sections of the camp, yup, ours. 300 campers going a mile or more to the closest bath house. But they promised it would be on in a couple of hours. No problem, boys wouldn't be there till Friday. So Friday gets here and no water. DH took the RV the mile to the section with water and fills the tanks, so we are good to go. Got the RV bubble level, first time ever perfectly level. Then water starts running in through one of the vents on the roof. Seems when they put on the new top they failed to seal one of the vents. No problem, get the blocks and "unleveled" so it will drain. Then we put out the awning, but one clip broke so that didn't work, but DH (who can fix anything) got it fixed. So we did have shade. Saturday we had some nice storms come up during the afternoon. DH and the boys were "napping", I was sitting outside with my quilting. Thunder in the distance, love it, but the 70 MPH winds were not good with the screen house. I got it lowered so it didn't blow away, and got the awning attached back to the RV and lowered so it didn't blow off. Then the rain started and we got over 1 inch in an hour. Water was running everywhere, so off to town for dinner. By the time we got back the sky had cleared and we could get back in the water.

The boys met some great new friends, we met some nice fellow adventurers. I did learn some things:

1) If you forget a tool, someone in the camp will have it
2) Boys will be boys, no matter their age
3) Water aerobics is much easier in the pool than in the lake

Anyone need a float?

Practice, practice, practice.

All my boys in one boat.

Practice fishing.

Getting a tow from big brother.

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MAKULEWAHINE 6/22/2010 11:06AM

    What a great trip! Isn't it fun to spend time with grandkids even if things aren't exactly perfect. Learning to adapt is part of the game. And it doesn't hurt to have a handyman close by either. LOL Am going to mountains today with mine.

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LILPAT3 6/21/2010 10:43PM

    Looks like everyone had a good time! emoticon

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IBLEVNHIM 6/21/2010 3:34PM

    Made me smile:) Even with a few mishaps I bet it was a wonderful weekend!Love the pictures!

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CARLANNIE 6/21/2010 10:38AM

    LOL - I've never tried water aerobics in a lake, but now I'll have to give it a whirl. Even with all the little misadventures, sounds like you had a great time!

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TERJEGOLD 6/21/2010 10:10AM

    Wonderful weekend! Wonderful pictures!

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The Laws of Ultimate Reality

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Here is another goodie from my dad.


& Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

& Law of Gravity
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible crevice farthest away from you.

& Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

& Law of Random Numbers
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

& Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire while running late for work.

& Variation Law
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

& Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

& Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

& Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

& Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

& Law of the Theater
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

& The Starbucks Law
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

& Murphy's Law of Lockers
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

& Law of Physical Surfaces
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

& Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

& Brown's Law of Physical Appearance
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

& Oliver's Law of Public Speaking
A closed mouth gathers no feet.

& Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

& Doctors' Law
If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor. By the time you get there you'll feel better. Don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick

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TOWHEE 6/16/2010 1:10AM

    Too true!

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LILPAT3 6/15/2010 9:44PM

    Very nice....and so true! emoticon

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FITKAT2010 6/15/2010 7:09PM

    These are priceless!

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