My mother in law passed away early this morning, peacefully. We drove to tell one daughter in person. She headed out 5 minutes ahead of us from her work to home, very upset. We came around the curve and could tell by the number of cars there has been a wreck. We could see a mangled vehicle wrapped like a taco shell around a pecan tree, but couldn't tell what type or color it had been. I began crying and praying, "God please don't let it be our daughter" over and over while my hubby told me to close my eyes and not look. As we near he said, "it's not her," and I began praying, "Lord please don't let that person suffer!" A woman died on impact.😭
We spent a good bit of the day boarding dogs for a few days and contacting family. Then of youngest got my message to call home. Her company said she can come home for the funeral services (memorial Sunday, burial Monday) but she has to drop out of the classes and start all over in May; no job & no income & no place to live. We told her that her Grandma would want her to stay and finish her training, because she doesn't want a big fuss of a funeral. But she's hurting that she's not here with the family. And she's worried about me. 😢
We were headed to check on my dad, who is improving physically in rehab but deteriorating mentally & cognitively. My stepmom called to tell me that the fall she took 2 weeks ago following my dad's surgery fractured her kneecap, and she's to get an MRI plus a splint tomorrow. I had to tell my dad what happened because he thinks he did something to make her mad and steady away. He said, "Dean who?". "Your wife.". I told him she can't come see him because she needs to rest, or she could end up with surgery and rehab like him. He doesn't remember her falling. Every day before I leave him I write out notes of who his CNA sitter is for the night, and why she's there. I also wrote his children's & wife's names and phone numbers down and tacked to the board. He reads them but forgets within minutes. 😢
My hubby and I are walking around in numb zombie movements, barely functioning. 😶
Someone please stop this train before I wreck too!