Monday, January 4, 2010


So many of you have offered prayers from my post of yesterday that I feel I owe an update.

The sister-in-law rallied for ~16 hours on Saturday-Sunday.  It was a great time of family renewal - everyone there had a chance to express love, affection and, support that had been unexpressed - sometimes for decades or a lifetime.  The warmth and hope was great - everyone was happy - especially the sister.

Then, Sunday afternoon sister's fortunes turned again.

At about 7pm, she died.

The family said her last few moments with them were the best gift of any holiday they could have ever wanted for.  There were about 20 people in her room when she passed.

AA and Alanon showed up and is showing up in ways we can be proud of.

No one has yet heard of or from the daughter.

Thank you.  Give yourself a hug from me as I can't reach you.


Little M said...


Syd said...

I am very sorry. So very sorry...
Had a difficult morning but I realize how much gratitude I have for being alive. One never knows.

Pam said...

Done (the hug).
Being with my Mama when she passed was so wonderful and the room was filled with love.
The daughter is going to have some hard times ahead.

Mary Christine said...

Like you, I am sure, I was hoping for a different outcome.

How sad.

dAAve said...

Very very sad.
I'm glad you're sober.

mike said...

thank you for the post.
I am sorry to hear about the loss but it does sound like a touching, aware, and life changing moment.
Thank you for bringing us along.