My phone rang at 6:30 this morning. I figured it would be my husband. He often calls once he gets to work to tell me that he made it and he loves me. I looked at the caller id and it was my friend Shelly.
I answered the phone, knowing that something was wrong. Shelly calls me quite often, but never at 6:30 in the morning.
My instincts were right, but my heart wasn’t prepared to hear what she had to say.
Early this morning, Sabrina’s mother, Ms. Liz, passed away. She had fallen in the bathroom and hit her head on the bathtub. Last I heard, they weren’t sure if the fall was the cause of death or if she had a heart attack before she fell.
My heart is broken for my friend and her family. I’ve talked about Sabrina often on here, because she is so dear to me and my kids and her kids are so close. She has become one of my best friends and I hate knowing how badly she is hurting.
When I lost my Daddy, I knew that he was going to die. I watched him suffer for a little over a year before he passed away. But, Sabrina didn’t have that. This was completely unexpected and truly a shock. While I know a bit of what Sabrina’s feeling, I can’t even begin to put myself in her shoes.
Sabrina is feeling a mix of emotions right now – completely understandable for what she’s going through. If you are the praying type, would you please keep her and her family in your prayers? I know they would all really appreciate it.
Ms. Liz was an amazing woman. She was active in our church, decorating, cleaning up, putting on the Christmas play. She was always giving, and never expected anything in return. She is the woman that I want to be. I want to have a heart for Jesus like she had.
And, Sabrina – or Sam – or Mandy – or anyone in the family that happens to read this, please know that I love you all so much. If there is anything I can do – now or down the road, pick up the phone and call. I love you all.