Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Life goes on... but

We had been enjoying that new grand baby, when the phone rang at 1:30a.m.  It's never a good thing when the phone rings in the middle of the night.  You want to just not answer it and whatever has happened, just won't happen.  Unfortunately, that is never the case, you have to answer, you have to find out.  This time it was a death in the family.  My brother-in-law, Jim.  He hadn't been sick.  In fact, my sister had and has been having some heart tests done.  He was worried about her.  He was just here one minute and gone the next.  When my time comes, I hope that is the way I leave this world.  Easy on me.  But it sure is hard on those left behind.  First there is the shock and disbelief.  I still can't believe that he is gone.  Jim was a larger than life kind of fellow.  He knew everyone and if he didn't, just give him 5 minutes and he would.  We made a flying trip home to see my sister and attend the funeral.  This will be a difficult change for her.  She and Jim have been married 51 years.  We are back in Houston now.  Back helping with the new baby.  Life goes on... but is never the same.