Monday, April 20, 2009


I had an odd day. My son went back to school today after having a week break. He got up early with no issues and got off to school on time. YAHOO! That is a major accomplishment in this house these days. So off to work I go. One of my favorite people on the planet was transferred into my store and he started today. He is one of my managers and we get along like peas and carrots, so I'll give that a YIPPEE!
But then I got a phone call from my sister. She tells me that our uncle is in the hospital and not doing well. Shit. He was diagnosed about a year ago with lung cancer. He is not only my favorite uncle on my dads side of the family, but he is the SPITTIN IMAGE of my dad. My dad passed away in 1991 at the age of 54. My uncle is 54. Dammit. This man holds a special place in my heart, and I knew I had to go see him asap. So that's what I did. My sister left work and so did I to go see him and comfort his wife. Seeing that man lying in ICU-the SAME ICU that my dad had been in was just hard to see. He was heavily sedated, when he is not he is pulling out tubes and what not. So incredibly sad. I stopped in the hospital chapel and asked God to be easy on Uncle Don, and please don't let him suffer. So I will continue to pray for him and his family-what else can I do? It just sucks feeling powerless in this dire situation. But that's what I am, powerless. I do have the power of prayer and I will continue to use it and just give it to God and hope he's got his listening ears on today......Queen....OUT

6 comments:

big Jenn said...

Sending prayers for you and your uncle.
A woman I worked with lost her mom a few days ago and they were talking about the funeral and stuff at work. I still have such a hard time with all of it. I had to walk away.
Sounds like a roller coaster of a day. Thinking of you, jeNN

Sarah said...

oh sweetie, i am so sorry....
~sarah

Indigo said...

I'm keeping your uncle in my prayers on the smoke dear friend! It must be so painful reliving the same thing you went through with your father. You're in my thoughts always! (Hugs)Indigo

Syd said...

I'm sorry about your uncle. Lung cancer is a bad thing. I too hope that he doesn't suffer.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I am sorry to hear this and will send prayers his way and your way for safe and peaceful healing and knowledge. Much love to you!
G

sober white women said...

I do hope and pray that your uncle get better. Don't you just love it when our children shock us by doing what they are suppose to do? LOL
Kelli