Some more good thoughts please

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    The ambulance has been to my neighbor's house twice in the last week. Last week, they took him. Today, they did not.

    This is my neighbor who plows my driveway and mows my grass just because he is that kind of person. He is diabetic, has lost his vision and part of his foot from the disease.

    I don't know exactly what's been going on. I'm going to go over and check on him in a bit. But, I'm assuming it's due to his diabetes. He was just telling me a month ago that he hasn't had any trouble with it for the last year. And now this. :(

    He's such a good soul. Please send up some healing thoughts.

  2. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Sending prayers and healing thoughts. I truly hope that he feels better very very soon.
  3. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I'm really concerned. There are about 6 cars in his driveway now.
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Sending all the postive vibes I can (today that's a boatload)
  5. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Good thoughts heading that way.

  6. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    There's a police car there now, too. I think this is bad.

    I don't want to intrude on anyone there, but all the cars there and the police car...I think this is bad news. :(
  7. mom_to_3

    mom_to_3 Active Member

    Oh, how sad! If it is indeed what you're thinking.......... may he rest in peace. Have you heard or seen anything else?
  8. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Any news? I remember you posting about him doing your driveway & your lawn. I hope he's okay.
  9. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Oh No, Heather...I hope it isn't the worst. I would have thought the ambulance would have taken him if it was- let us know when you can. I'm sending good thoughts to him and you...
  10. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Any news yet? Hoping he is OK. It has to be scary just waiting.
  11. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep. :crying:

    He was one of the best people I've ever known and I'm a better person for knowing him, although that time was too short.
  12. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I'm so sorry to hear that... I'm glad it was peaceful and painless and that you are seeing it as what you got to share with him instead of such a loss- even though it is a loss. I'm sorry, Heather...
  13. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Heather, I'm so sorry. Sending comforting hugs.
  14. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    You know, I didn't know him that well. I don't even know his last name. I know his name is Bob. I know he was a mechanic all his life until he lost his vision and part of his foot to diabetes. I know he was expecting his first grandchild. I know that a friend of his bought the house he lives in when Bob became disabled and rented it to him so that he would have a nice place to live. I know there was always someone over at his house - his son, friends. I know that he was in rehab a long time after he lost his vision and his foot and I know that his brother recently suffered a stroke.

    But, what I really knew is that he was truly a good person. I know - without having evidence - that he touched the lives of many. He gave of himself without expecting anything in return. He was humble and genuine.

    And I'm finding myself really grieving the loss of this man that I really didn't know.

    You know, I hate when people say "It's not fair", because, well, life isn't fair and that's just the way it is. But, when it's really unfair it's a tragedy. When you think of all the mean spirited people out there - I'm not talking rapists and murderers - just the mean-spirited, selfish, greedy people out there carrying on with their lives and living well and then you see a truly good person suffer and pass at such an early age and without getting to meet his first grandchild...well, it just seems really wrong.
  15. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Everyone should mourn the loss of kind people....... thinking of Bob and his family........