Tuesday, August 7, 2012
One week ago today my Grandmother Shipton passed away. (July 31, 2012) She had battled 3 different bouts of cancer as well as diabetes for the past 18 years. She suffered stage 4 lymphoma, diabetes and congestive heart failure at the time of her passing. I received the call about 5 days before her passing that she would probably not make it another week due to the congestive heart failure. I was not able to see her in her final moments which is probably a blessing for what she suffered. She knew her role in this life and I cannot but recall the words of The Family a Proclamation to The World on a mothers duties "Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children". I had the opportunity to live with my Grandparents in Vernal Utah on a couple of my off tracks from BYUI. She will be greatly missed. I was able to attended her funeral this last Saturday, August 4th.
On the day I found out my grandma would soon pass I started looking at plane tickets as soon as I got home. Danny got home from work shortly after. I went into the bedroom and was crying about grandma when he said "So.. I got an email today..." I looked at him but couldn't see his face! My glasses were off because I was crying. Then- he told me he was on the list to deploy at the beginning of the year. I never imagined reacting as I did, I was already really upset about my grandmother. Not being able to see his face when he told me the news still bothers me. Anyway, I am not sure what i'll do yet. We don't have many details at this time. What we do "know" is Feb- March, 6-7 months, most likely Afganistan. Errrrr sigh. Anyway that's what's been going down. I started my new job Monday and had just come home on a red eye flight Sunday. Stressed yet?