Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tragic News

Tina, Brandy, and Angel in 2003

Thursday evening we got a very disturbing phone call from Wilma's brother Eddie. His step daughter, Brandy, had a very bad Asthma spell Thursday afternoon. While her boyfriend rushed her to the hospital it seems that she lost consciousness. Arriving at the hospital lifeless.

A beautiful young lady of only 29 years old. Only one faint brain wave; lays in the hospital on a respirator as her mother must make the chilling decision no one wants to make.

Wilma feels so helpless, what can she say or do for her brother to help relieve his pain?

Friday News:

It was determined that Brandy wanted to be a organ donor. So the family decided Saturday the respirator will be disconnected.

Saturday News:

Brandy kept breathing and the Doctors had to re-insert the respirator. Has to do with the laws in Kentucky. Even with her kidneys failing, and her limbs starting to pull upward in the fetal position, they could not leave her without the aid of the respirator. The Doctors tell the family it will be just a matter of time now with her other organs starting to shut down.

The recipients have been notified.

Life; a young woman must die for others to live.

One side of the coin a severe tragedy, the other a ray of hope and excitement for a new life.

Our prayers go out to Eddie, and his family.

May God cradle Brandy's soul in his loving arms and welcome her to his home in heaven.

We ask that you also keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Morning

I really can't say who was the most excited! Was it the kids and grandkids, or Na-Na and Pa knowing what each is going to get.
I do believe the number one gift had to be the digital camera's we gave Angel and Tina. We knew they would want plenty of pictures when we go to Disney. What a surprise they had.

I have to say...Santa was pretty good to all in this family. A special thanks goes out to Mrs.. Santa Claus, for without her all this wouldn't have happened so nicely.
I guess this picture says it all:

From our family to yours...A very Merry Christmas to you all.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

Traditionally Christmas Eve is reserved for Wilma's side of the family. Usually we rotate having the festivities at our home or Connie's, Wilma's sister. This year it was at our home. AND we had a great addition to the family.

Clint, his wife Tina, their daughter Haley and son Ethan. Clint is Wilma's nephew.

As you click on a picture and are directed to our picture web site, you will see that a happy time was celebrated by all.

We didn't know at the time, not until 9pm that evening at the hospital, that Wilma has bronchitis. The medication they prescribed seems to be working and hopefully she will be feeling great again soon.

Another great family adventure! We are truly blessed.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas at the Lodge

December 8, 2007

Christmas at the Lodge

One thing the Lodge (Mt. Clemens Masonic Lodge #6), has been doing that is a big hit with the families. And that is our Annual "Christmas for the kids". The Lodge donates an amount of funds, and Mary, Santa's helper #1, makes it all happen. Thank you Mary for another Job Well Done!

Poor me....I wasn't able to attend...had to

But from the pictures that my Hon took, we can only imagine how much fun it was for all!

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing another of our Adventures.