Hazel's funeral is this afternoon. She hung on much longer than anyone expected she would considering how weak she has been for the last couple years. We think being surrounded by so much family made her want to stay and enjoy the party for a little while. She took her last breath holding her great-granddaughter's hand. We all should be so blessed.
Thank you for all of your prayers and support. It's going to be a long and busy day. My mother-in-law asked me last night if I could sing "How Great Thou Art" at the funeral. I was up late scrambling to find a downloadable track and try to get some practice in. I so rarely sing anymore I am nauseous this morning at the thought of it. And embarrassed even to admit that I am worried about a thing as petty as my pride right now.
Also, I am a leader for our Vacation Bible Camp this week and so I am going to stop by there at 8:30 this morning to meet my kids and hand off some instructions to the substitute they found for me. Then I have to drop the Weekids off at my sister-in-law's for the day so we can head off to the funeral and to a reception afterwards.
Bible School tends to make for an enjoyable, worthwhile, stressful, life sucking week. Grin. My head is just spinning with all I have to accomplish in the next five days so I am going to take a break from blogging until it's over.
Oh and by the way, my doctor's office called me Friday and said my blood work came in and they have finally diagnosed my mystery illness. I had the Parvo Virus which is also known as Fifth's Disease. Interestingly enough, this wise woman suggested that this might be the culprit weeks ago. She's a smarty pants that one. So, once we find a way to get my iron level back up to a healthy level it should all be behind me. I am very relieved.
I'll see everyone next week.