Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sad post: Step-Dad passed away :(

Like this year hasn't been stressfull enough for us. I got a call Friday morning from my mom saying that her husband Randy died. He was having chest pains and she took him to the ER in the middle of the night. They hooked him up to heart monitors for 3 hours and sent him home saying he had indigestion! He went on to work the next morning and fell out of his chair onto the floor. He had a heart attack and it was to late to do anything for him although the people around him at the time did CPR and everything they could for him. I'm so mad at the hospital that they couldn't have caught the problem earlier when he was there. My mom married him when I was 15, I'm now 29, so I've become really close to him.

I feel so bad to that we just moved 6 hours away and I cannot be there for my mom like I want to. Our "old" house was only 2 streets over from her. There is no family there besides my sister. His family lives 2 hours away and the rest of ours live 3 states up north. My sister was on vacation in another state when she got the call, so my poor mom was all alone when she found out. Randy's family drove down to be with her since they were closer, but that was 2 hours she had to spend alone in that house surrounded by his things. It rips my heart to peices!

He was burried 2 hours up north in his family's cemetary yesterday. I was there for her for the wake Saturday for 6 long hours and the funeral yesterday as well, but we had to come back home. He was the kind of person who could bring a smile to your face no matter what situation you were facing. He was always smiling and laughing. And if something broke he was always more then willing to fix it. From car trouble to plumbing, he was always there when you needed him. It's especially hard for me because he was going to be the grandfather of the baby. I don't have contact with my real dad, so he's all I had. He was so excited about the baby to, it breaks my heart that our baby will never know him. He would have made the perfect grandfather.

Well, I haven't really slept in the last 4 days so I'm going to try and get some sleep before James gets home from work.