Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Really Tough Tuesday

A Sad day in Beloit.

Sadly we had to say good-bye to our cousin Jimmy yesterday.  He lost his long battle with cancer.  Now wrapped in the arms of God.  He was such a good person.  His faith never waned in his difficult fight.  Jim was the kind of person you knew you could always call on for help.  Ready and willing to be there for anyone who needed anything.  A wonderfully loving husband to Mary for 37 years and marvelous father and grandfather.  We are all going to miss him terribly.  Love you Jim.  Love you Mary and we are there for you.

Another long day for us as Darla had a hysterectomy yesterday.  She came through fine and the doctor said all went well.  She was in some pain when we left and very tired.  It always amazes me as to how long such days can be.  She was to be there at 7 and in at 8.  Well Jack and I arrived at 8 and she was still waiting to go in.  A number of people still coming in and out verifying details and she finally went up between 9:30 and 10.  At 12 they told us we could go up to her room and when we arrived on her floor were told to wait as the nurse was getting her settled and would let us know as soon as we could see her.  At 1:35 Jim asked if there was a problem and they had forgot to tell us we could go in.  Finally we got to see her but only stayed a few minutes as she could barely keep her eyes open.  She may be able to go home tomorrow or Fri.  We will be going up later today and hopefully she's feeling much better.

Well now that I've unburdened myself on you all I will look to the future with an optimistic upbeat outlook. 

Hope you all have a good day.


  1. I am so very sorry to read about Jimmy. He is in no pain now. My prayers are with all of his family.

    I am glad Darla came through the surgery OK. You all had a tough day yesterday. today will surely be better.


  2. I'm truly sorry about Jimmy. Losing our dearest ones is so very hard. When the going is difficult for them along the way, it is even harder for those of us who love them to be so helpless. But he is not in pain any longer and as a believer I know he is in the Presence of the Lord.

    I hope Darla feels better and better with each passing hour.


  3. I heard about Jim, I'm very sorry my friend. You're sure right about surgery..it seems that days like that time drags forever especially when you're in the waiting room. God bless and keep you my friend.

  4. My deepest sympathy. You all are in my prayers. Glad the surgery went well for your sis. Hugs my friend.