It’s the end of my day now. I’ve gone through my reader and done the challenges I enjoy trying to spend a normal Sunday, but my thoughts are all over the place.
We had a panicky phone call this morning around 10 am from our neighbour. Her husband had been taken ill and they were at a hospital some 35 miles away.
We locked up the house and were on the road in fifteen minutes.
We arrived about fifty minutes later and were shown through to a waiting area in A&E.
It was not good news.
Following a massive brain hemorrhage, the three of us were at his bedside when he passed away shortly before midday.
Only yesterday we had heard him laughing in the garden, the day before he was chatty as usual, and now he’s gone. Completely out of the blue, no warning, no reason, could not have been foreseen, it just happened. He was 69.
A week ago, they came back from a week away, having spent an extra couple of days seeing family. By all accounts they had a wonderful time and came back relaxed and content.
A wonderful memory.
I can’t help but think of my Dad 23 years ago. The circumstances were different, but he didn’t die alone, surrounded by those who loved him. My Mum wasn’t alone afterwards and had the support of family.
I am glad our neighbour called us. It was pure luck she had the card we gave them with our contact details as most of the numbers were in her husband’s phone which she couldn’t access. She didn’t know who else to call, as family are some considerable distance away.
We were there and she wasn’t alone when the inevitable happened.
She doesn’t drive, and we have said we will be here for her when it comes to doing all the running around.
We are available for her whenever she needs us, whatever the time is, she only has to ask.
So much to do.
I am so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace. Your neighbor is very lucky to have you.
We are glad she called us.
I’m so very sorry to hear this. In my prayers.
Thank you. We are keeping a watchful eye without being intrusive.
That’s all you can do.
Oh how sad… my thoughts and prayers are with the family ❤
So sorry to hear this sad news. I am awfully glad you were home and able to be there for your neighbour. Loss is hard enough without having to go through it alone.
Thanks Fransi. ‘;ve done some shopping for her today as family are visiting tomorrow.
That’s so kind of you. She must be reeling with the shock of it all. 😪
She is, going through the motions in a daze. But we’re here for her.
You and your hubby are good people. She is lucky to have you as neighbours.
We try Fransi.
Aww, that’s so sad. I am glad that you were there for her. At least he was with his wife and you guys at the end. I would like to end my life with a laugh and a smile like your neighbor.
As it was with my Dad, it was good that he wasn’t alone when he passed away.
I know. That is a regret that doesn’t let go.
Very sorry for all of you. It’s disconcerting to see something like that, apparently in perfect health one day, gone the next. Your friend is lucky you and your husband are there for her.
She was anxious today about all the running around as she doesn’t drive, but we’ve told her not to worry as we’ll take her where she needs to go.
That was a sad day, -such a shock. Hope her family are soon with her.
She is expecting visitors tomorrow.
Goodness, doesn’t life bowl curved balls all the time
Totally unexpected Geoff.
How very sad! Good to know they were able to share a wonderful vacation before this happened,but still sad, you really just never know. Very glad she had you guys to call, what a blessing you were to her and will continue to be! Hugs to you and prayers for her!
Life is … just so unpredictable … and at the very least, it sounds like his last days were filled with joy and peace, and for as shocking as it is, at least he has been spared any prolonged suffering. And I’m sure your neighbour is most grateful for all of your help, support and care during this difficult, emotional and stressful time. Prayers for you, your neighbour and her family.
Thank you so much. He would not have wanted to linger.
So sad! May he Rest In Peace. I would like to have neighbors like you 🌸🌷
I am so sorry. She is lucky to have you as friends.
We are glad to do it Kate as they were so kind to us when we first arrived.
Oh, prayers! 😪
How sad, such a stark example of how fragile our hold on life actually is… 😦
It is indeed Ruth. We never know what’s round the corner.
Such a sad event. I am very sorry for your neighbour, as it was so sudden and life will be very different for her now.
Bless you and your husband for being there for her when she needed it most.
Thanks Sci. We are doing what we can to help relieve the load.
I am sure she appreciates it more than you can know. 🙂
Sorry about your day. But very lucky the neighbor had your number and reached out. And it was nice for you to go to the hospital too. Bless you for your kindness.
Thank you. We have the funeral next week and she has asked us to go. We invited her in for lunch today and as glad she accepted.