Thursday, July 29, 2010

life is full of twists and turns

I've been in a state of disbelief for the last 24 hours. Remember the girl down the road whom I ended up giving rides to school last winter? Her mom passed away last week. I don't know any more details. I didn't even know until last night, when Starflower wanted to spend the night with the girl at her grandparents' house, which is about a mile away from us. I was wondering why this girl was staying at her grandparents' house with her uncle. So I drove over there to check things out, and learned the sad news.

It's a double whammy. Her uncle was there because her grandparents were at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester; grandpa undergoing medical tests.

I don't know what's in the future for this girl and her sixteen year old sister. All I know is, I feel compelled to help out any way I can.

By the way, the mom was my age. Even had the same name: Deborah Ann.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Oh, no Deb. What a terrible, sad thing. You'll find a way to help. Just your being open and willing will allow something to come your way that you can do. Hugs to you and that family is in my prayers.

webb said...

Sounds like someone to listen and take some interest in their lives may be needed for a while. it won't be easy for anyone, but you can probably help most by being available. It won't easy for anyone - you already have plenty on your plate, as they say - but you can probably make a big difference just by being open and available. A sad time.

Deb said...

I found out from Starflower it was a drug overdose. :( I knew that was in the picture, but I was always hoping it would get better.

Deb said...

As of today, the girls don't know whom they will be living with, or where. We will bring a dinner over there tomorrow.