A death in the family
November 29, 2015 7:36am CST
I have talked about my 95-year-old MIL and I now will tell you that Friday was her last day on this earth. We had to wait until yesterday evening to get the details of the viewing/funeral so that we could make travel reservations. See, we live 800 miles away. That's a 13 hour ride and we usually split it down the middle and stop over in Virginia. But there was something else going on. My husband started getting sick a few nights ago. He was coughing an awful lot and I knew what was coming, and so did he. He didn't sleep well and neither did I. The first thing he said this morning is he wants to go to the doctor on Monday (tomorrow). We were to leave for the funeral tomorrow. I don't drive and there is no way he could even make it to the Tennessee border the way he is. We both feel awful but if we lived close by it would be different. We just can risk him getting worse and not paying attention to his driving. I don't look forward to the reaction from the his family when they find out we won't be at the funeral. Things happen and this sure is one of those things....
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• Garden Grove, California
30 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill I had to miss my beloved grandpas f uneral as thy were in South D akota and I was in Arizona just ou of the hospital with my first born so I just could not fly there even though myhubby said he would care for the baby I was nursing so that just woulld not work,my parents were not u pset as thy knew the situation lol
• Greencastle, Indiana
29 Nov 15
that's the best thing ANY one could do I know if it was me I would do the same thing hubby has family in Fla which is away from us & in Tenn & Alabama so if something was to happen to either one of them & he got sick just before the trip you bet your BOTTOM dollar we wouldn't be going anywhere & that's THAT ! sorry to hear your lose though hope they understand.
29 Nov 15
First, my condolences. Second, your husband health has to come first. I was in that situation when my Dad passed. The doctor forbid me to go (650 miles away). He said I wouldn't survive the trip and that is not what my Dad wanted. I ended up being 3 months in the hospital. So, please do not feel guilty about this.