In The Blink of An Eye
We were eating dinner, the phone rang, everything changed.
They were walking in to eat dinner, he said “I think I’m walking sideways” “My hand feels funny, my head hurts”
She called 911
They called us.
We blinked and we were in the car driving to Victoria.
We blinked and the whole family changed.
Nathan’s grandfather had a stroke last night. A blood vessel in his brain burst and then hemorraghed into all the available space in his skull. He is currently in ICU and the prognosis is not good.
I will not be on the computer anymore today, I don’t know when I’ll be back on.
I’m going to go surround Pa Pa (paw paw) with the rest of the family. We’re going to cry, we’re going to laugh, we’re going to pray but most importantly, we are going to be together. We are going to enjoy the moments, big and small. We will tell stories, share memories and we will experience. We will feel the pain, the inevitable loss and I will marvel once again at both the frailty of life and then strength of the human spirit and unbreakable bonds of love and family.
Hug someone you love today, tell someone you love them today.
You never know what the next blink will reveal.
I love you sweet friend. I’m sending a gentle hug to Pa Pa.
It’s always hard to wrap your head around something that takes a second to happen when the fall out of that second is so big and long.
I’ll be thinking of your family.
so so sorry……hug the family and kiss the kids.
I’m so sorry honey. Thinking of you.
We can never take any moment for granted. As you said, it could change in a blink of an eye. I am sorry for what you are going through and I am praying for you and your family.
Sad for you, love. Celebrate his life. xo
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My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Oh Rachel I’m so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.
Oh honey, I’m so sorry…I am sending hugs and lots of good thoughts your way. Love you!
I am so sorry to hear this! You and your family and Pa Pa are in my prayers!!
Rachel, I am so sorry. Our family is praying for you and for Pa Pa. ((hugs))
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I have been praying for you and your family since last night.
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So so true, Rachel. My thoughts are with you and your family. And I’m going to go hug mine.
Rachel… your whole family is in my prayers.
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So, so sorry Rachel. Praying for you and yours.
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oh honey…i’m so sorry!! i just read your tweet. sending hugs and thoughts and prayers to you and your family!! xoxoxo
It’s all about family where it comes from, who it comes from. Honoring those that helped create all the beautiful people that surround you. You are right, don’t ever miss an opportunity to tell those around you how much you love them.
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Oh…Rachel…I just saw your most recent tweet and I flew over here to read this. I am sooo so sorry for your family’s loss. I can sense your closeness and I’m sending you hugs from too far away. Please know you’re all in my prayers…but I wish I could do more.
I’m so sorry for the loss of Pa Pa.
My heart hurts for you and your family but hope that you find comfort in being with each other during this time and you can smile at the memories and the impact he had on your lives.
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Oh, no. I’m so sorry!!! Sending you lots of hugs, babe. 🙁
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Sending strong, loving thoughts your way. I’m so sorry, for you and the whole family. I hope the memories you all get to share are vibrant and easy.
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You all will have my prayers.
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You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, please let us know if you need anything.
I’m so sorry. You and your family will be in our thoughts. Take all the time you need to be with your family. Take care.
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I’m so sorry. I saw your tweet, and know you had to say Goodbye. I will pray for peace for you and your family.
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My prayers are with your family.
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You are SO in my thoughts right now…sending lots of positive energy your way.
And I’m going to prop my eyelids open with toothpicks. I reaaally don’t want to blink.
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Praying for your family and will be watching for updates.
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Oh my goodness, I am so sorry! Keep us posted if and when you can.
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I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Oh no!!!! Take care and be with your family. So sorry to hear about Pa Pa!!!!
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I’m so sorry! I pray that if he goes, his passing is peaceful. It sounds like he will be surrounded by loved ones. My thoughts are with your family.
Oh no…you have my prayers…
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oh my gosh, i REALLY have to keep up with my reader. i’m so sorry, hon. sending hugs, prayers and good thoughts.
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I know I’m late in my condolences but I wanted to share them just the same. Losing a grandparent is difficult, it’s such a special relationship that is shared. I pray for peace and comfort for you, your husband and the whole family.
Love you, my friend. Be at peace.
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I know I am late in sharing my prayers and love – but am thinking about you…hugs!