Sunday, 3 April 2011

Broadband madness, love and death,

My dear friends,  
I am sorry for my long absense due in the main to the fact that I was changing from BT as my telephone supplier to the telephone being supplied by AOL as I was saving around £12 a month.  However on the change over day something happened and I was left without a telephone line and no internt connection !  After 10 VERY stressful days and nights!  I was eventually reconected yesterday at around 5.30pm.  I will I am sure soon get through all you wonderful blogs as I have missed you all very much.
Thank you for all your prayers for my eldest sister Margaret. I am glad to say that she got home from hospital two weeks ago as theer is littel more can be done for her she has heart failure and so can only take things very easy gets very tired but is happy to be home with Mitch her husband who is dashing around her as if she were made of china !
Now I ask you for prayers for me...and my wonderful niece Beth...Last week my beloved sister Sarah was taken into hospital on Monday afternoon. She had had a chest infection that did not repond to antibiotics and they thought that the hospital coudl treat her more intensively.  They tried there best but unfortunately on Thursday we were told that no more could be done.  Sarah and Beth and I had all said we did not want any invasive treatment.  She has been on a high pressure ogygen supply and it had not helped her lungs at all.   She was so wonderful and asked ....what next....the Dr. explained they would stop the oxygen...but that she woudl have no pain....she asked what day it was and we said Thurs.  she said then tomorrow will be Friday ?  Yes I said the 1st. April...Aprils fols day,  you don't want to be a fool do you !!...... YES she said with her usual broad irrisistable smile thast it we wil do it tomorrow....Beth and Max her husband sent. as ordered by Sarah, for Max's son  Alex, who Sarah looked upon as her Grandson to coem on the first train from Lonodn on Friday morning, which he did and was able to have a few mins with his Granny on his own..which was lovely for them both I am sure.  She was given some morphine around 12.45 and a relaxant and they disconected the oxygen at 1ok....(not before she had said when they gave her the injection why are you not taking of this mask ?  I am ready to go now.... again said with her lovely smile...the nurse said well you will just have to wait another 10 mins  with a smile...) They had explained to Beth and I that it woudl be easier for her if they did it that way...She was then free to speak to us whenever she coudl catch enough breath and she was able to do so even giving Beth and I orders ! and still her last thoughts was for others.. She died at 3.45.  It was an easy death for her, very hard for Beth and I.  However I am pleased that she is now at peace and I know happy to be reunited with her dear John ( It is only 6 months since he died and darling Jacqueline 18 months ago.)   I can't help being just a wee bit sorry for myself as I feel that half of me has gone as well and with Maragret being so poorly it just seems a bit overwhelming.
I will be back soon with I hope much brighter news.
As we continually said to Sarah all week....We Love You....please pass on that message to all your loved ones
(In the photograph on my side bar of the three sisters  Sarah is the one on the right)


  1. Sybil, I am very sad indeed for you. My sincere condolences on the passing of your sister. I know that her release from pain and suffering will be comfort to you, but it does not make her loss any the easier to bear.


  2. Sybil, I have been awaiting your return online. I am so sorry to read of your sister Sarah's passing. My thoughts and deepest prayers are with you and the family. ((((hugs)))) It hurts so much when we lose those we love, but it is a comfort to know where they are and that we will see them again one day. I have missed you and did enjoy your little note in the post. That you could have thought of me while you were going through your own sorrows makes it all the more precious. xxoo

  3. I have been thinking of you, my friend, and was going to write to you this afternoon -- now -- and see if everything was okay. My heart and prayers are with you, Margaret and Beth. If prayers were wings I would be with you right now. Take good care of yourself and know that you are loved!

  4. i am so sorry for you my thoughts,love mort xx a brave lady your sister.

  5. Sybil I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your sister Sarah sounds like a very special brave lady.

    Take good care of yourself.

    Big Hugs


  6. I'm so very sorry you lost your sister. You are in my thoughts & Prayers.

  7. My sincerest sympathies go out to you on the loss of your sister. It is so very hard to loose those we love. I do agree that a part of us seems to go also when we no longer have them. Indeed they have been such a big part of our lives that it's true. That spot will never be filled but thankfully we do have loving memories that help us keep them always close to us. I'm sending lots of Love and Hugs your way.

  8. I am sorry to hear your sad news. It is very dificult to cope with the loss of a loved person. If there is anything I can do just ask. My thoughts are with you

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss, Sybil. Sending you strength and love. {{hugs}} Beth

  10. Oh Sibs, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear sister, Sarah. However, it sounds as if she was ready to go be with her John again. You and Margaret should take consolation from that, and know she is in good hands. Be brave, dear friend, and strong for Margaret and Beth.

  11. Oh Sybil. I am so sorry. No words I could say, but just that I am sorry and that I know how hard it must be and that I am thinking of you. The Lord will bring you peace, and I will pray that He will and that you will be comforted by the many fond memories that I know you have.
    Much love sent from Tennessee.

  12. Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  13. My dear Sybil!

    How very sad to read of Sarah's death and Margaret's illness too. I wish I were able to phone you and tell you myself but I am voiceless at the moment and in bed with a virus.
    I only met Sarah and John that once, but how I could see the closeness of you all. You will miss Sarah for sure but she is at last with her John and Jacqueline. I pray for your strength to hold out and for Margaret's too.
    God bless you my lovely friend. I wish I could take the hurt away for you.
    Love always
    Jeanie xxxxxxx

  14. Dear Sybil.

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. You and your family are in my prayers.

  15. Oh Sybil honey I knew something was going on with you and I was afraid it was Margaret but I had no idea about Sarah being ill too.
    My heart is breaking for you right now reading this. I just wish we did not live so far apart so I could be there with you now.
    I had planned on visiting you soon but their forcing me back to work tomorrow so I don't know when I can come now.
    Just before getting on the computer I had said a prayer for you and your family and now I will of course say another for you and Beth.
    Please know we love you and take care of you!

  16. Dear you well know I too have been offline a month now(Due to my home move)and I have had the same problem trying to get back online.On looking in on blogger today,I am so sad to read of the sad news of your Dear Sister.I am not back commenting as yet,but felt I must send you my deepest condolances and may perpetual light shine upon your Dear Sister.You look after yourself and may God be with you and your family at this very sad time.Thinking of you always. Love you Kath Motherhen xx (Hoping to be back regular) when I am more sorted out with both the computer and my home tasks.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

  17. sweet sybil, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers i have no sisters or brothers, no actual family but my daughter so it is hard for me to even begin to understand what you are feeling.

    with deepest sympathy


  18. Dear Sibyl, we are so sorry to hear about Sarah's death. I am glad to know she went so peacefully, but I know her passing will leave a big hole in your life. If we were closer I would be reaching for one of your lovely hugs ... I'll just send it this way instead.

    Love from us both,
    Ron and Willa

  19. Sybil, I just discovered your blog and was sorry to hear about your sister's passing. May the Lord give you peace and comfort in the days to come.

  20. I am sorry for your loss Sybil. I too have lost both of my sisters and y parents as well. It is not easy. I know....I was sent over by Guido. I tell myself that they are the lucky ones because they are all back together now. I know they would want me to stay the same and be happy. So I do...for them. It is hard to say goodbye but one day we will all be together again. God Bless you and your sister Margaret and I pray for you as well.

  21. Sybil, the world has lost two very wonderful and kind people in John and Sarah. My thoughts are with you all at this time. Please pass on my love. We have a home phone now so I will try to call and have a chat sometime. Love Georgina

  22. Dear Sybil, I just found out about your sister Sarah's passing from Maggie at Just Between Me and You. I'm so sorry Sweetie. I know words seem like little comfort but please know that I'm sending up prayers for you and your family. I pray that the strong arms of the Lord hold you in comfort.

    Warm hugs,

  23. I just read this post Sybil. I was in such a rush to express my sympathies for your loss I hadn't read it yet. Tell Margaret that she'll also be in my prayers as well as you. What heavy burdens you and your family are dealing with now.

    May God bless you all. Hugs, Tracy :)

  24. Awww, Sybil, I'm SO sorry for the loss of your wonderful sister. I know how much you miss her, my heart is with you for peace and comfort.

    God Bless You and your whole family.


  25. Oh, Sybil. You have said goodbye to your Sarah. I didn't know that. She went in the exact same way as my mother-in-law last October, so I know exactly what you mean, can see it all in my mind. I know that you will miss her forever. I know you hurt. I wish that I could do something for you. I am so grateful to hear of Sarah's wonderful spirit in facing her death. What a woman of faith she must have been (still is). I pray that this memory will help to comfort you.

    I will pray for your, sweet Sybil. Prayers for Margaret, too.

    God bless,

  26. Honey your on my mind so much that I just had to come by and check on you.
    I have been lifting you, Margaret and Beth up in prayers every day. Just so sorry Syb you are going through all of this.
    Your long away friend in Texas loves you and wishes she could be there with you.
    We talk about me coming know I would love to have you here too.
    Hopefully tomorrow my back will be better and I can sit down and write you
    Love ya

  27. Sybil,
    Please delete this comment after you have read it.

    Your email account on AOL is compromised (it is sending out spam), and you need to change the password. I wish you continued strength in dealing with the loss of your sister.