The first week in 2011 was a quite stressful one for all of us as we dealt with death, a seriously ill friend and all the stuff in between.
Last Tuesday we were notified that Aunt Jane had three-four weeks to live. As we going through prilminary discussions if we could get things in order here at the urban homestead to go back to New Orleans for a visit, she passed (peacefully) the very next day.
When we heard the sad news Jordanne brought out the needlework that she had salvaged from Aunt Jane’s house. We fondly remember the time we spent with her, drinking beer and eating chocolate on her front lawn after a hard day’s work cleaning up her house from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Read about our trip to lend a help hand after the flood waters receded and check out our photo gallery of pictures
Jordanne pulled needlework of hers from the mud when we were cleaning her house. Jordanne brought it home, carefully cleaned it up from the grime and mold. The needlework now sits proudly in our dining room. A beautiful reminder of Aunt Jane and her energetic spirit.
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Then mid week we heard that one of our best friends was in the hospital in serious condition. She’s been battling dangerous health issues for over a year now and last week it took a turn for the worse. We sent cards and a care package and made sure to call to keep her spirits up.
Thankfully, she’s back home after a drug injection that may have serious side affects. So, we are praying that things turn around for her.
Last, but not least, we said goodbye to Jo. One of our older duckies passed (quickly and peacefully) . She was in good health and spirits — eating, swimming and hanging out with her buddies, then we heard a rukous! The ducks were going crazy and Jordanne ran over to the animal enclosure and saw that couldn’t walk, she was limp. Jordanne picked her up and she passed within seconds in Jordanne’s arms. Now there are only Meg and Beth left from the “Little Women” foursome.
Though sad, we knew her time was limited as she had a some issues with her ovaries (Jordanne diagnosed it a few years back and she’s pretty spot on). Jo was certainly one happy duck and we are blessed that she didn’t suffer. Also so lucky we perfectly timed our new batch of baby ducks that are all grown up and should be laying soon!
Last week was a REALLY rough one, hoping this week is better!