Some sad new received today.

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Some sad new received today.
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 5:04pm

Today we found out,that Tim brother doesn't have too much longer. We could find out tomorrow, next few days, or Ina weeks time. Doctors are saying really soon though. We are preparing for leaving for Michigan this week sometime.  Round up funeral clothes.  We'll have a few things to buy but not much.  It's upsetting to know we are preparing for the death of Tim's eldest brother. Keep our famil in your prayers this week please. 

He has stage 4 lung cancer.  He's in the hospital on life support.  They are discussing removing the ventilator today and we will go from there.  Last I read he's on 100% oxygen.  Doesn't sound good at all. 


Hey ladies.  About an hour or hour and a half after I posted this we got news that he had passed away.  Funeral will be Wednesday or Thursday probably.  Which means, no Bon Jovi Concert on Wednesday.  I am bummed, I have been looking forward to that concert for months!  Oh well.  Family is more important.  We spent the early evening taking the kids to get the right outfits suitable for a funeral.  Girls had either the right pants but not a shirt, or vice versa.  Matthew had no nice clothes for a funeral so he has needed it all.  I mean, they wear jeans and t-shirt the majority of thier lives.  Hardly ever do they feel the need to dress up.  Tim and I have some plans to make and take care of.  Car stuff to just do to get it ready for a trip to Michigan.  That starts first thing in the morning.  In the mean time Natalie almost broke her toe running up the stairs.  We ended up at the ER for a bit but she just severely sprained it.  Thanks heavens.  Hopefully tomorrow she can walk on it.  I need to take Matthew to the doctor cause he is sick again and last time it was a sinus infection and I don't want to take him to Michigan if he has it again.  So I need to get him better.  Keep out family in your prayers as we make our way up north. I don't mean just us, there are others who will be making thier way up there.  Thanks ladies.  I will check in if I have the time to get on.  I might be a bit busy.

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 4:57pm

So sorry to hear the sad news. My condolences to Tim and the family


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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 3:11pm

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this! I wll definitely keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers this week.


P.S. We would totally need to go out and buy nice clothes too, especially for my oldest son.

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 12:26pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers as you travel.


mom  to Alex (19), Rachel (16) and Matthew (15)

mom to
Alex (16), Rachel (14), Matthew (12)

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 10:35am

Have a safe drive.

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 9:13am

Hugs Chelle!  We will definitely keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.  Very sad to hear that it happened so quickly, I know it wasn't that long ago he was diagnosed.  Have a very safe trip to Michigan and I hope the kids are feeling better very soon!