In Good and In Tough Times (LOH86)

Sometime in December last year, I got a call from the husband telling me mother-in-law was no longer there, "Mom is gone..." he said calmly at the other end of the line. He just drove away in a rush about an hour before.

I seem to have lost my logic that I asked "where did she go?" and he managed to still calmly answered, "she didn't make it to the hospital. It was DOA."

I was out the yard at that time petting the neighbor's cat when I got the call. As the cat meowed, I was also crying, repeatedly saying "Why? why? why?" chest pounding heavily, feeling my head was going to blow up any minute.

"Maybe you need to pack some clothes and blankets too. I'm going to pick you up later after we settle things here." I heard the husband talking. His voice shaky this time. I don't remember how the call ended. I simply froze.

Many a moments later, I was on the phone with my eldest sister, telling her what had happened. She mentioned seeing my mother-in-law on a birthday party the day before and they were teasing each other. She couldn't believe it either. She advised me to calm down and just let her know what we need. She's heaven-sent!

The next call I placed was to my second sister, she was shocked too. "Why so sudden? What happened?" she asked. I didn't know how to answer but I just had to let her know. Talking to her was like getting a big warm hug.

"Mommy A is gone, Daddy. She's gone a while back." I was on the phone with my old man, sobbing uncontrollably. He was quiet for a while then after trying to calm me down, he asked if I was in the hospital and who were with us.

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Роман Микрюков


I've never felt so helpless prior to that very day. If there's anything, I've always tried to face life's troubles first before crying out loud to my family. But I guess there are certain things in life that can never be shouldered or solved quietly and alone, and that is losing someone dear. We wail and cry a river to the point where our tears mix with our snot and flow through our mouth (forgive me on this illustration but it's true for me, lol!)

The great thing is that we are so blessed to have people around us whom we can draw strength and courage from when things get rough and tough. And they are the same people whom we share our joy and happiness too on many occasions.

Life is beautiful, isn't it?

Yes, I always believe so.

Under any different circumstances, my first to-go-to is the husband. And he will always be, in sickness and in health... in happiness and in sorrow, for better or worse...

That's the vow we've made and we are living through it... gracefully... thankfully...

This is my participation to the first question of @silversaver888 on the 86th Edition of the LOH community prompts and let me invite @jane1289 if you are up to the challenge :)

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What a touching story, it is not easy to forget so urgently when you lost a love one to the cold hands of death. Death stimulates emotions and brings the living to remember all they have shared with the deceased while on earth.

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Thank you :) It just came out of nowhere I had to write it down. It's amazing when emotions run, the words just flow and the fingers just tap through the keyboard and a post is done in so short a time hehe.
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Sometimes we didn't have space lose someone because they are our life. Nice to meet you here from read dot cash sister.

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Thanks sis.. Life is unpredictable talaga.. Kya as much as possible, live it happily with the loved ones...

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Life throws us curveballs and the sudden losses that we all have and will encounter always shock us to the core. We just need to always support our partners as best we can CJ.

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Very true Tito Ed. Probably that's one reason why we have partners and family, to have someone to hold on to when the tides of life becomes rough. Thank you :)
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Sorry about the loss of Mommy A @ifarmgirl

Is great to have people to lean on in troubled times, is a way of the universe reminding us that we are not alone and we need one another.

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Thank you @funshee :) And yes, I agree with you on that, having people around us who come to our rescue in difficult times and who celebrate in our joys too is a great reminder that we can't live alone.
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I am so sorry for your loss!
And your husband was just right there, perhaps to help you ... or maybe just to help you grieve.
Husbands are many things... they just listen!
Thanks for sharing, @ifarmgirl and good luck with the contest.
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Salamuch (Many thanks)💗
And yes, they are one of the best shoulders to cry on hehe.
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I'm sorry for your loss, sis. Kudos to boss fammy for always being there. Hugs.

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It's a good thing when we have close family we can confide in, and they are there for us whenever we need them. Your family sounds and feels close by their response to your immediately family's pain and sorrow in the loss of your mother-in-law.

These are life's blessings that we should count daily.

Condolences for your loss and thanks for sharing. Take care and have a good rest of your week.

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Yes, we are fortunate and blessed to have them and something to be grateful for always and yes, daily as you mentioned :)

Many thanks for your heartfelt words and have a wonderful day too..
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I feel your pain. Words are not enough to convey emotions. Hugs.

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Thank you @sayee, the words just flowed at the time of writing that post. I think it was one of those I wrote that didn't take long to finish because I didn't have to think :)

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