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Friday, July 10, 2009

When It Rains..............

It pours. I came into Ozona tonight to check messages since we have absolutely no phone service where we are camping-even the "OnStar" in the vehicles don't work. Evidently, even the best satellites don't reach into the deep West Texas boonies! I called Kyle and his grandad passed away yesterday(Thurs) around 4 pm. Of course I didn't know this till tonight. I feel bad for not being in Lubbock, but we just didn't know what to expect. Papaw, Don Smart, died just about six weeks after Mamaw. I suppose there is something to be said for being together for over 60 years-it's a hard habit to break. May he find peace. I was also here when Kyle's dad passed away 11 years ago. Ironic. Such a fun memory filled place for me with some sad ones, as well. My friend said it is a bittersweet place for me-I think she is right. Papaw's funeral will be on Monday.

My friend who's husband is undergoing the testing has had a roller coaster few days. After initially being told yesterday that the spot was a malignant tumor, the PET scan today showed that the preliminary results are BENIGN! Praise God! Please pray that they are right about these results. I can only imagine the torment of the last few days for this sweet family. He will have surgery on Monday to remove the tumor. I feel so bad for being gone during all this. I can only pray for them and keep positive. Lord, give us strength this week.

Hug the ones you love. Life is precious.

3 comments:

Jerilynn said...

So sorry for Kyle's loss - but what a wonderful reunion in heaven!
Will say special prayers for your young friends- I hate health scares.

Anonymous said...

Take it easy. I am thinking of all of you.
God Bless you all
Pam

Amanda said...

Sent you email. You and yours in my prayers.