tired and sad

Saturday, February 05, 2011

well--at 3:30 this morning i woke up to flashing lights in the bedroom window. an ambulance and 3 squad cars were on the street out front. rob got up to see what was going on, but couldn't tell anything. just the vehicles and lights--no automobile wrecks. i couldn't fall back asleep because of all the flashing lights so i got up and made some tea. while drinking it i realized the emergency people were all in the house across the street. said some prayers for them and laid down on the sofa to drink my tea. finally managed to doze off, but about 4:30 i woke to see the funeral home people there, collecting someone. its so very sad. this couple are big time alchoholics-they stopped drinking, bought and refurbished the funny little house, got married on their back porch and had a cookout afterwards for all the neighbors and friends. i would see them outside every day, working on their little patch of hope--putting in a water garden, planting trees, tending their bird feeders. they seemed so content and peaceful. every once in awhile the lady would come over and look at our gardens and we would visit. she was so sweet and considerate--very fragile looking--the hard drinking and diabetes had clearly damaged her health. but then about 2 years ago, i started noticing they weren't outside anymore. they didn't walk across the street to visit, and eventually we no longer had our "hi how are ya" at the mailbox anymore. when i found out through a mutual friend that they were drinking again, i knew that this time would be the end of her. she had a stroke about a year ago but kept right on. they switched to beer from hard liquor, and thought that would be okay (go figure). she couldn't be left alone anymore because she fell all the time. there was always someone coming or going over there to keep an eye on her. through it all they kept right on drinking. now she is gone and he is alone. i pray for her peace and his comfort. its a scene that plays itself out over and over again all over the world. i hope she is free of her bondage now.
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    Oh this is indeed sad and because of these stories I never ever take my health or my simple little life for granted.
    I lost my husband to alcohol indirectly it is not something I would wish on anyone.
    Peace be with them both.

    3180 days ago
    I've said a prayer for you my friend as well as her spouse. How truly sad for you and him. My parents were alcoholics and I am so thankful that my mom quit drinking about 3 years ago. Dad passed away almost 5 years ago from cancer. It's such a terrible habit and it grabs a hold of you if you let it. Donna
    3181 days ago
    That was a emoticon story....
    3181 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/5/2011 12:08:10 PM
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    That is sad, I'm sorry. I will say a prayer for your neighbor to have peace. HUGS to you too.
    3181 days ago
    Such a sad story -- said a prayer for their family this morning.
    3181 days ago
    so terribly sad. (((hugs))) for you and prayers for all
    3181 days ago
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