Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Comings and goings

Hubby was able to come home this weekend in between business trips. It was nice to have him home again. He was suppososed to leave again on Wednesday to a foreign country, but that country is currently having a coup, and the powers that be decided that it would be bad to send people into a country that everyone else is fleeing at the moment. So that trip was cancelled.
Unfortunately, he still has to go on another trip. His grandmother passed away yesterday and he needs to be with the family for the wake and funeral. It is a sad event, but not completely unexpected.
His grandmother chose (I truly believe this) to die exactly three years to the day that her husband died. She had been preparing herself and her family for some time now. She's been giving away things and saying that there was nothing left for her to do on this planet. Then she took a very sudden unexpected bad turn in health and things went downhill rather quickly. I don't know how, but she just knew it was her time to go. We'll miss her.


kilgorsky said...

I so agree that you may, sort of, choose to pass away. I don't believe it's a 100% conscious choice,hewever. It's more of a secret pact of one's brain and their immune system.

Envoy-ette said...

Goodness. I'm sorry for your and Hubby's loss. I believe you. Having worked in a retirement community, it wasn't uncommon to watch people die from a broken heart...on a special holiday or anniversary.