Sunday, December 30, 2012

~ Thank you ~

 
 
Good afternoon everyone.  I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your caring and comforting comments and emails on the passing of my sister Teri.  
 
It all happened so fast and just seems so surreal.  Teri woke up in the morning not feeling well - she said she felt like she had an upper respiratory infection because she was having trouble breathing.  Her husband Donnie knew something wasn't right so he took her to the hospital.  The doctors there said she was having a heart attack and needed a couple of stents to open up 2 of her heart valves, so they flew her by helicopter to Washington Hospital Center.  The doctors there were able to insert the stents but for some reason they failed.  They were going to try another procedure, but Teri's heart wasn't strong enough - she had another attack and passed away.
 
"she flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels"
                                                 - Alan Jackson
 
I still have trouble believing that she's gone.  It just doesn't seem right.
 
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I finished up James' sock monkey hat on Christmas Eve so I could give it to him when they came over.  He liked it a lot and it fit him perfectly.  I got the pattern from here:
 
 
I didn't add the ear-flaps because the hat was long enough to cover James' ears.
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23 comments:

  1. Dear Debi
    It will take time for the loss of your sister to feel real - it must have been such a shock. Everything I try to write sounds like so many platitudes, but give yourself lots of time to come to terms with your new 'normal'. It is so, so hard to lose a sibling. You are in my thoughts.
    Victoria x

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  2. What a terrible story!
    I can believe you can't accept she isn't alive anymore.
    I wish you a lot of strenght to find your way in this.

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  3. I have no words...just "God is good and he will give you comfort to work with all this "
    It takes time.
    The sock monkey beanie is so beautiful, it is in my agenda to make it for my nephew.Just waiting for free time.
    Blessings to and your family.

    :0)

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  4. Dear Debi,

    i can not found words for your loss...i am so sorry.
    I wish you and your family all the best,
    Marion

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  5. Dear Debi,I am so sad and sorry for Your loss. It is so tragic.My thoughts are with you and Your family.
    Take care of yourself Lovely,Xxxx

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  6. Welcome, Debi, I am happy to see that you have returned! Kissess!!

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  7. Debi, I am sorry to hear about your sister, she is indeed in good hands now. I didn't know something had happen as I am having troubles with my blog stuff. You and your family are in my prayers.
    I move the sock monkey hat. I may have to try that.
    Sending love to you..
    Elaine

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  8. Oh Debi, I heard of your sister's passing but I forgot to give you my sincerest condolences. Losing a sibling is never easy. I hope you find your way through the grief; we'll be here when you need us!
    xo,
    wink

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  9. Hey Debi....so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the little things that will make you smile.

    janie

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  10. Oh sweetie, my head has been buried in the sand for a while & I totally missed that your sister had passed. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you. ((warm hugs))♥Anita

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  11. I have been thinking of you daily and knowing that you have been going through some rough and hard times with this loss. There has been so much sadness and grief these past several weeks. My husband got out of the hospital after 8 days and came home on Christmas Eve, only to get a terrible cough on Christmas. I didn't even bother to put up a tree or drag any decorations out and Christmas is my favorite holiday. I think I am in good company, so many people have had terrible loses. Just know we all care about you.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne ♥

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  12. I'm so sorry for your loss-may you and your family find some peace and comfort

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  13. Dear Debi~I just started to follow your cute blog about three weeks ago. Truly I am sorry to hear about your sister.

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  14. Debi I am so so so sorry about your loss. My hugs are to you and family.

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  15. Debi, my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your sister. She is in the arms of God, and may God be with you and your family.







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  17. It is never easy to lose a loved one, but a sudden passing makes it even harder to wrap your brain around. The same thing happened to a lovely lady at school whose sister-in-law wasn't feeling well, was vomiting and went to the hospital only to pass away a short time later. She was 54 years old and died of a heart attack. The symptoms are so different from one person to another, especially in women. I hope you were able to enjoy a peaceful Christmas despite your loss. All the best to you and yours for a wonderful new year. Tammy

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  18. I have been worried about you and am so glad that you are back. Sorry to hear about your sister. Thinking of you and hoping you have a Happy New Year.

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  19. I am so sorry for your loss, Debi. You are in my thoughts ...

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  20. Dear Debi,
    I think it never feels right when you lose a loved one. I hope you will soon be able to smile again.

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss! :(
    No words are enough when loosing a loved one!

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  22. Debi,
    I will continue to pray for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is hard. I would like to say that the pain will go away, but that would be a lie, because I know from experience that it doesn't. Though you will learn to cope with it somehow, through time and God's grace. Hugs and a blessed New Year to you hun.

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  23. Oh Debi.....I'm so sorry to read about Teri. Nothing I say can help the hurt or the hole left in your heart. It surely didn't help that it happened right before Christmas. The first year of 'firsts' without her will be very tough. Huge hugs and prayers for you and your family from me. She earned her wings and will always be with you where ever you are. xxxxxxxxx.

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