Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Sad Day...

Norma and Mom(just last month)
Today has been a very sad day. One of our good family friends passed away. A few weeks ago my parents went to visit her and her husband in South Carolina, where they were living. They had an awesome time and had made plans to take a trip to Hawaii sometime in the next couple of years. Norm had endured so much throughout her life. She battled breast cancer several years ago and beat it....she was hit by a car when taking a walk near her house when they still lived in Illinois about 6 years ago. She suffered many injuries, but she made it through. Every time she was going through anything, she always had a smile on her face and was always so upbeat. She was a person everyone wanted to be around. She was spunky and full of life. Selfless and giving. A follower of Christ in every way! Last week she got really sick with pneumonia and went into the hospital. She was so sick and ended up going on the ventilator. They did lots of blood tests and found out she had Leukemia. But they had to get her over the pneumonia before they could even think about treating her leukemia. On Tuesday they tried to wean her off of her sedation to let her wake up....and she didn't wake up. They did an MRI and saw that she had suffered a severe brain bleed and there was no brain activity. They took her off of the vent today and she passed away soon after. I just can't believe it. God has been teaching me lately that the only thing constant in this life is Him...and this is just another moment that we have to hold onto that. He was and is and is to come.....the alpha and the omega....the beginning and the end. Thank you God that we can trust that you never change and you are always there no matter what.
Please pray for Norma's mom and dad...her husband, Dennis....her daughter Rachelle and Rachelle's husband Nate and two sons Kaden and Carder. I know that they are missing her soooo bad. I can't even imagine..


Michelle said...

This was so sad to read. I am thankful that Norma knew Christ and that her family has that comfort, but I can't imagine how much they must miss her and how awful it must have felt to lose her so quickly from something that started out as fairly common. I am sorry for your loss and will pray for all of those who are feeling the loss of her amazing life right now.

Shannon said...

Im sorry to hear this news. I will pray for Norma's family and friends.