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This blog started out with "about me" in the title. My whole life has been "about me". I hope that the entries that I make will be about the Spirit and how He has changed my life because it has always been about Him and how He works through us.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'll miss you...

Sorry I haven't written anything lately but I've been working on one of my models and after the sails are made it will be done!

This morning I went through the Emergency Room entry door as I do every morning on the days that I am working. I was carrying a couple of gallons of milk as I made my way down the corridor toward the coffee shop. I was stopped short by a nurse pushing a bed toward the x-ray department. As we passed I saw that it was Elaine on the bed. We said hi to each other as we passed and I could hear her say to the nurse "that's Earl, he's a real nice guy". I smiled and continued to my shop.
At about 6:30 am I heard a "code blue" for the x-ray department. My heart sank as I said a little Prayer for the person and hoping it wasn't Elaine. Well, about a half hour later my fears came true as I found out it was indeed Elaine that had suffered a heart attack and died.
I felt just terrible all day as friends stopped by to comfort me because they knew what Elaine meant to me. They all made me remember that Elaine is in a much better place now, with no more pain. The realization that she is no longer in pain made me feel so much better because she had been in pain for such a long time. I remember when I had torn a rotator cuff, the pain was terrible. After I received a shot the pain left immediately. I didn't know how much pain I was in until it was gone. I'm sure that Elaine feels the same way...being free from all her pain must feel like...Heaven!

If you haven't read it already there is an old entry on this blog about my friend Elaine.


My Lifesong said...

I'm so sorry about Elaine. I know you and her had a special bond. Yes, she is at peace. That is what you want for her. I'm glad I was able to meet her, too.

Lorrie said...

So sorry for your loss, dad. I went back and read the post on Elaine and she sounded like a very special person. Like you said-she is no longer in pain and now she is probably singing and playing her heart out in heaven! She was lucky to have found a friend in you, I am sure it made her hospital visits much better~love you.

Chris said...

Oh Dad..I'm so sorry to read about Elaine. She sounded like an amazing lady. You were a real bright spot on the days that she was in the hospital, and it must have warmed your heart to hear from her own lips how she felt for you,too. Love you, Dad.

Julie B said...

I too am sorry to hear about your friend. She sounded like a very special lady. I do agree that there was a reason you were both drawn together, and that both of your lives were changed because of it.