My friend has passed

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by WriterofWords, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    My dear friend Marcie passed away at home this morning at 7:07AM. Her cancer finally got to be too much to fight for her. She went into the hospital on Friday with chest pains, it turned out to be a partially collapsed lung. The lung completely collapsed yesterday and she said no more, send me home, so they did. They sent her home in an ambulance yesterday with Hospice coming in today to care for her, she didn't even make it 24 hours. Her husband called me this morning with a question so I stopped by on my way to work, she stopped breathing about 1 minute after I walked in.
    Thank you for all the prayers you've said for her for the last 18 months of this horrible fight. It came on fast, and took her quickly, but not without a lot of pain and suffering.

  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I'll pray for her, for you , for him, and all who will miss her-

    Heavenly Father, please hold Marcie with grace, love and all of Your joy as she comes into Your heavenly fold. Please embrace and hold close Kate and Marcie's husband and all who will be missing her, breathing peace and comfort into each with all that You are able. Give them joy to know she is at Your right hand and that she is happy and at peace. Thanks You for all You are and all You do, for Your son Jesus and the sacrifices He made. In Jesus's name, Amen.

    Kate, have you read the Dragonfly story? It helps me through this sadness.

    The Dragonfly

    Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads,
    there lived a little water beetle in a community of water
    beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond
    with few disturbances and interruptions.

    Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of
    their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and
    would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their
    friend was dead, gone forever.

    Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge
    to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would
    not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what
    he had found at the top.

    When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the
    surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so
    warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body
    changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful
    blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body
    designed for flying.

    So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole
    new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never
    known existed.

    Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking
    by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and
    explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been
    before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.

    But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could
    not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he
    understood that their time would come, when they, too, would
    know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off
    into his joyous new life!

    ~Author Unknown~
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Sorry Kate [​IMG] But she is suffering no more and that is a Blessing
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009

  6. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    [​IMG] I am so sorry for your loss. And her husbands. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Please accept my condolences. God Bless you all through these tough times. [​IMG]
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    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens


  8. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    I'm glad her pain is over, forever. I'm sorry that for everyone else, it's just beginning. You are all in my prayers.
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Thank you all. It just doesn't seem like last year that I asked you to pray for her when the cancer was found. I'm sorry she's gone but glad she doesn't have to suffer anymore.

  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I'm so sorry Kate. [​IMG] I remember when you asked for prayers for Marcie. I was in my own battle at the time........some of us make it, some of us don't. [​IMG]

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