It appears that arrangements for Elizabeth's funeral have been made. Joe talked to the oldest son this afternoon and he has almost convinced them to have the visitation and service all on the same day. Their dad, Joe's brother, just does not handle death well at all. When his dad died and again when his mother died, he totally collapsed, so I can not imagine what it is going to be like with his daughter. Right now it will be on Wednesday mid-day. Please keep the whole family in your prayers. They are going to need all the support that can be gathered during this difficult time.
In addition to this already tragic event, Joe comes in and tells me that his younger brother, Cordell, says that his son, Chris, is not doing well at all. Chris was born with heart problems and at age four had open heart surgery. He has since had several other surgeries. Now it seems that his body has begun to retain too much fluid. It seems his heart is doing fine, but the veins are the problem now. I really don't know what would happen to Cordell if anything happened to Chris. Chris is his only son, his only child. He is 37 years old. Please pray for this family as well.
Our family is making it, but times are still tough. Eddy has lost all interest in life. My son has been through a lot, most of it from his own undoing, but a lot from a system that is all wrong. He no longer cares much about what he looks like - wears sloppy clothes and doesn't get all done up nice anymore. He has gained so much weight, too much actually and his blood pressure is out of sight and I doubt very seriously that he is taking his medicine. He has even said he didn't see any reason to even try anymore. I pray that he will come around and get better.
I am going to get ready for bed and see if I can sleep and maybe things will be better by morning.
I will try to spread some sunshine tomorrow.