Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It Never Hurts to Say "I love you"

It never hurts to say "I love you"

I always live by this, people may think I am sappy but I have never had to regret saying those words.
It was the last thing I said to my Dad, my Mom and my Grandparents.

I appreciate you all saying prayers for my cousin Bob and his wife Judy who were in a auto accident coming home from our family reunion in July.

I got to talk to Bob on Friday, I was so full of joy, he sounded so good, so humorous, so upbeat.
I told him I could do cartwheels I was so happy.
That was 3pm Friday
By Saturday he was gone............
he was playing his autoharp in rehab Friday night.
he was happy and hopeful.


My heart is broken
We loved working on genealogy brick walls together
He was VP of our Galbreath Mitchell Reunion

They are the most joyful energetic couple you would ever want to meet.
The have brought so much joy to my life and I will miss you so dear cousin.

Robert Glenn Mitchell
1943-2013

and yes the last thing I ever said to him was
"I love you"

15 comments:

Jill said...

So sad, Ann - take care...

NanaDiana said...

I am so sorry, Ann. I know the feeling well. The only light in the whole situation is that he is now in a better place-past all Earthly pain and agony.

I worked in a hospital for many years and it is amazing how some people rally at the very end of their life and it looks like they have turned the corner. I have often thought that God was preparing them for the joy that would soon be theirs AND to allow friends and relatives to remember them in those final joyful moments they experience.

I will be praying for your whole family-especially his wife- xo Diana

Tete said...

I am so glad that you had that last talk with him right before he passed and the last day here for him was a good one. What a joy for him to finally meet all those names he has been helping trace and place in your family tree. All the secrets revealed and being able to sit with them and talk of all that you have done here on earth and they have not been forgotten. Prayers always for you and for his wife. People like him that go on leave a deep hole in our lives that can never be filled again.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Such a sweet yet sad story, Ann. Thank you for reminding us to always express "I love you" to those dear to us. Take care.

Pat Cantwell said...

Ann,
Prayers coming your way for comfort and peace, dear friend!
Today is a gift. . .none of us is ever promised another tomorrow. My dear neighbor lady told me years ago on the other side of the Prairie.
"Pick up your house and lock your doors tight, kiss everyone and hug them every night. . .put your house in order, for you, there may not be another tomorrow!"
I hold that saying and her memory in my heart!
Know that I call you friend, for you are loved!!!
Fondly,
Pat

GardenOfDaisies said...
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GardenOfDaisies said...

Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and love being sent your way.

Curtains in My Tree said...

OMgosh I am so sorry, I thought they were doing so much better and looking forward to getting home to rehab together

You are so right we just never know when we will get another chance to say I love you to anyone

I wish and pray for my family to be as close as yours is


Janice

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh Ann! I am so very sorry and saddened to hear about your beloved cousin Bob. So heartbreaking and such an enormous shock. I'm so glad you were able to see he and his wife at the reunion and that you were able to speak on the phone and have such a good conversation. How is his wife doing?

Please know you are in my thoughts. Sending lots and lots of hugs your way. Sally xo

Terra said...

What a shocker for you, he seemed to be recovering and playing his autoharp and then ... gone. How good your last words to him were "I love you."

Victorian1885 said...

Sorry for your loss Ann... sending big hugs...

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Ann, How this saddens me so. I didn't know your cousins personally but felt as if I did through your beautiful posts. My prayers are with you and the family. I thought he had "turned the corner". We never know....yes, the words "I love you" are the best words one can give...Prayers and comfort~~~Roxie

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Ann, How this saddens me so. I didn't know your cousins personally but felt as if I did through your beautiful posts. My prayers are with you and the family. I thought he had "turned the corner". We never know....yes, the words "I love you" are the best words one can give...Prayers and comfort~~~Roxie

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

So sorry for you loss, Ann :(
The town home is for winters, only when Dan finally retires. Mom and Dad can use it when they want and we will get down there, when we can. I could never leave my little house :)
xoxo

Roxanne said...

So sorry for your loss, Ann. Thank you for the reminder to let our loved ones know just how loved they are. Thoughts & prayers for you and the family.