Sunday, June 8, 2008

A funeral, a camp and a break.

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.


Laurel Wreath said...

I am so glad they figured out what you had. I know it was scary. I will pray for you concerning your singing, it is ok to feel nervous especially if you have not sung in awhile but what joy you will bring to others =) Praying for your family during this time.


slouching mom said...

well! look at that. guess i should have been a physician.

i'm so sorry to hear about hazel. i know you'll sing beautifully today.

karen said...

Your voice will be as beautiful at Hazel's funeral as it was at Beth's wedding! Remember, too, that your loved ones will be listening with their hearts - that you are giving them the gift of a song will be heard much more loudly than any notes you will produce.

Hooray for diagnosis! Regardless of the verdict, I always feel such relief at knowing what I'm up seems so much more manageable then.

Lori said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this busy week. And as someone who has been asked to sing for a few public events, I completely understand your nerves. It's not pride, it's normal!

I'm so glad there is a diagnosis and that it is treatable!!

Kathryn said...

I'm so glad you blood work came back with a workable ill. Hope you are back to feeling yourself again soon.

Prayers for you and your family. And luck to you on your song. I know how that can be after not having sung in a while.

Michelle E. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! You and your family are being lifted up in prayers!

painted maypole said...

i'm sure you sang beautifully. I sang at my grandmother's funeral and cried so much I couldn't stay on key. never again.

and VBS. Oh... i know. ;)

Kyla said...

You'll sing excellently. I have a feeling Allison's gift is one that is genetic.

Yay for Parvo and not something nasty and long term.

Also, good luck with VBS. BubTar goes next week...but I just get to enjoy the time off! LOL.

thirtysomething said...

Go Slouchy! Wisw one indeed..that lady.
So glad that you will be feeling better soon.
And so sorry for the loss in your family.