Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My sister Marianne

Yesterday morning, at 7|50 am, my sister Marianne died a peaceful death in the intensive care unit of the Schepers Hospital in Emmen. My sister Erica and I had hurriedly packed our bags the evening before and made the three hour drive to be with her on time. Although Mariaane was in extremely bad shape, she knew we were with her and she was able to talk with us a little every now and then.

She had been given a year to live but that had been an optimistic estimate because in the end it was only three weeks. At least now she is in peace and free from all her pain and suffering,

Erica and I will be staying here until Friday when the cremation will be. We find a lot of support in each other and together take care of all the details that need to be arranged because her daughter is not able to.

I will write here as I get the opportunity because it is good to take a time out every now and then to gather my thoughts.

15 comments:

Lane Mathias said...

I'm so very, very sorry to hear this Irene.

Carole said...

My sympathies to you at this time. Condolences to you and your family.

VioletSky said...

Irene, I am so, so sorry for your loss.

Elaine Denning said...

((((hugs)))) xxx Thinking of you. x

FlowerLady said...

Dear Irene ~ I am so sorry to hear this news of the loss of your sister.

Love, hugs and prayers for you,

FlowerLady Lorraine

Maggie May said...

I am really sorry to hear this...... really I am.
((Hugs))
Maggie X

Nuts in May

The Queen Bee said...

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts are prayers are with you.

CorvusCorax12 said...

My Condolences...sending you my Love

pinklea said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this. Sending you and all your family many cyberhugs and love. xoxo

Wisewebwoman said...

so sad for thus breach in your trio.
so happy she is no longer in suffering and pain.
may you find comfort in each other and give comfort to her daughter.
xoxoxoxoxo

XO
WWW

Connie Rose said...

I'm so sorry about your sister...but so glad for all of you that it happened quickly. Much love to you, especially during these trying times. xoxo

Breakfast in California said...

Sorry to hear this sad news, but I'm glad you and Erica were able to get there.

Rudee said...

Oh, dear, you have my most sincere condolences.

Rob-bear said...

So sorry to hear of Marianne's death. Gone in three weeks, but at least free from her pain and suffering.

Glad you and Erica can be there, when Marianne's daughter cannot look after arrangements. And glad that you sisters have each other.

Blessings to all. Bear hugs, too.

Naperville Now said...

sending light and love and prayer your way. my sympathies to you and your family.