They say that death comes in threes. If that is the case then we’ve got one more coming to deal with.

A month after Emery’s death we received our second phone call. My middle daughter’s SO had passed away.

On top of all that, thanks to an apparent mixup with our new mail carrier my electric bill failed to arrive and we had our electric disconnected. I managed to scramble around to get it taken care of but still!

It has not been an enjoyable time around here.

This will pass as all things do. Unfortunately, things will never quite be the same again.

What have you been facing lately?

13 thoughts on “Threes”

  1. Oh Annie I am so sorry to hear this ! Did you mean to say her son passed away ? (SO)
    I am here scrambling to make rent for this Saturday , selling my personal possessions left & right. But I have faith I’ll make it work.
    Not a big deal when I consider a mother facing the death of her son.
    On a bright note, my dear mom turns 80 this April and she is alive and kicking, sharp as a tack, sweet as honey.
    Sending peace your way !

    1. Hi Kristy,

      It was her long-time boyfriend. They considered themselves married, but since they weren’t legally I referred to him as her significant other (SO). Sorry for not being clear.

      I am glad you have the possessions to sell! That is one thing that has caused me to rethink my particular brand of minimalism…sometimes having things to sell is a real blessing. Hang in there my friend!

  2. So sorry to hear of all the sadness and stress in your life this month, Annie. Hopefully, the death comes in 3’s will make an exception! Working in health care many years, I did not find that to be true. Glad you had the funds to reconnect the electric. One missed bill and it’s disconnected? That’s merciless! I hope April is all sunshine and flowers for you, Annie.

    1. I’ve been juggling my electric and all of my utilities for a while now since I’ve been unable to work. I’m guessing that they got a bit tired of it and just shut me off. They were really nice about it since I’ve never ever had my electric disconnected in all of the years I’ve been on my own but it was a bit of a shock since I hadn’t received notice. If I had known it was coming I would have taken care of it before that happened.

  3. Hi Annie,

    You weather stress with such grace.

    One of my close friends from childhood died suddenly last month. At her funeral, I was blessed with deep gratitude for having had her in my life since we were twelve. I miss her, but more in gratitude than with sorrow. I wish this for you with your losses and struggles.

    May you find peace.


    1. I’m not so sure about weathering this with grace but I’m trying. I must admit that it is really hard. I would trade places with either of the two we have lost in a heartbeat. Unlike them, I’ve lived a good life. They were both rather young. Emery was 18 and D…he was 35. They were barely getting started.

      1. It is so very hard when young people die. Depending on your religious beliefs, it is either random chance, fate, or part of a plan beyond our comprehension. Whichever it is, our job is to accept and move forward with as much grace as we can muster. That is what I see you doing, Annie. Moving forward.

        You may ask, what else can you do? Actually, a lot of people don’t move forward. They remain stuck in fear, sorrow, or rage. So, I do admire your spirit and strength.

  4. Hi Annie,

    Sending you my condolences. You’re such a bright and tough lady! I KNOW that you will get through this. Blessings

  5. Oh no…. so sorry to hear about all this dear Annie.
    Hugs and ♡ for you all, and your middle daughter in particular. Just horrible to lose ones partner that soon.
    Please take care luv,

    1. Sorry, I just learned using ‘partner’ may come across all wrong. In Dutch it means SO, not business partner, hence my mistake…

      Take care luv,

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