"Wake every day with a WINGED HEART and give thanks for another day of LOVING." (Khalil Gibran)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Please Pray for My Family

My Stepmother, Eileen, passed away late Thursday evening. She was 84. As per her wishes, she was not intubated or put on a breathing machine. She was lucid most of the time and even joked with us occasionally. She was on a BIPAP machine to force her to inhale and exhale until my stepbrother, his wife, and his adult son got here from Delaware. He sped the whole way. As soon as they arrived and were able to spend a little time with Eileen, we had the BIPAP machine removed and she was given a few mg. of Morphine to ease her pain. She passed peacefully in about 15 to 20 minutes in a room filled with her loved ones.

Please keep us in your prayers as we deal with this loss. She became my stepmother in 1966 and I will miss her greatly. Thanks, everyone. It is comforting to know that my family and I are being lifted up in prayer.

If you wish, check out my post on 12/24/07 which was about Eileen and her being a cover girl for a calendar put together by Meals on Wheels. She was so proud that she was chosen to be on the cover!

Thanks again for your prayers and good thoughts. I wish all of you many blessings. Don't forget to tell those in your life that you love just how much you do love them. You just never know when that might be the last thing you say to them.



Anonymous said...

my prayers are with you, and I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take care! ~ ingrid

Anonymous said...

Although I am sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my praryers, your description portrays a woman that indeeded had many blessings with those that loved her.

rejoyce said...

God will here your prayers and give you comfort at this time. Know your mom has gone to a sweeter place.

Lucy goosie said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, it sounds like Eileen lived a full and happy life, your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Gracen said...

oh Sally.....I'm very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

crosstown said...

so sorry to hear of your loss. it sounds like you have lots of good memories. i will say a prayer for you and your family

aquascrap said...

Prayers are being said for you and your family and I express my sorrow at your loss. Words are never enough at this difficult time but take comfort in the thought that you are in my prayers.

olga9999 said...

So sorry about your loss. It's nice that you had those last moments to share with her before she passed away, and I hope you feel better as time goes after losing such a close person to you.

Take of yourself and best wishes. :O)

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you. I came across your site surfing and your site has touched my heart and keep me reading. I have bookmarked it. Good luck and good health to you.
Rushsylvania, Ohio

EAL Designs2 said...

Oh Sally, I'm so sorry for your loss, I just read this today, sorry it's late, been dealing with a lot on my end too as my daughter's best friend's father passed away on the 5th right infront of his children, sad situation all around.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
May God surround you with Angels to bring you comfort during your time of morning.
Hugs, Lisa

Leann and Dave said...


I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Leann & Dave
(Canal Fulton, OH)