Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tragedy strikes again....

I am awake right now, and I shouldn't be. On Tuesday night my mom, Auntie Marcie, Uncle Steve, and my Grandpa came up from Fresno. Aaron and I met them at their hotel and had a great dinner. Wednesday morning I drove them to the airport.....they have called me over and over from Hawaii to tell me about how great it is and how they wish we were there. 1:00Am text message from my mom. "Are you awake?" I respond "Yes." Twenty minutes go by and no response. I turn my ringer off because I figure they are out on the town and after me, Aaron, and the babies fall back asleep, they are going to call and wake us up! 3:59AM text message from my mom. "I have bad news." When I wake up at 4:15AM to a crying baby, I see the message and call my mom. My uncle Steve had a heart attack in Hawaii and passed away. They tell me how it happened and everyone is in shock...I just don't know how to feel or what to think. We were just at dinner....we were just on the phone! He just told me he is bringing my boys to Hawaii when they are 18! How can he be gone? How is my Aunt going to function? How is she going to be able to go into her home without him? They want to come home ASAP but Hawaiian airlines is still closed. They are going to do an autopsy on Steve on Monday, and then they will fly him home. My heart hurts....I hate death...I hate that it is a part of life. I want my Aunt to have her husband...I hate that they had to leave him at the hospital and go back to their hotel room and see all of his things....they are on vacation and should be having a great time....I am just so overwhelmed by all my thoughts....I wish I had answers...

3 comments:

R.M.C. said...

Brit,
I'm so sorry for your loss! I know it's hard to remember, but God does have a plan. You and your family are in my prayers. Keep strong.

--M said...

Oh Brittany, I am so sorry to hear this! It is always hard losing someone, but when they go suddenly it just seems so much harder. Hang in there, dude! You are one tough cookie! xoxo

Cami said...

Sister! God always has a reason for why things happen. i know it's hard to hear that when we grieve. but remember, this is a chance for you to draw nearer to Him during these rough times.

james 1:2-6 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind."