I was going to post about this yesterday, but thought that I'd sound morbid or something, so I just deleted what I wrote. I've had this feeling of dread. Something was going to happen to someone in our family, either husband's or mine. I couldn't think of anyone who was unhealthy, so I was really getting bothered by this feeling. Yesterday, it just got much worse. I woke up at 3 and couldn't go back to sleep, then finally dozed off when my neighbors dog started barking at 5:30. I was on the front porch at 8:30 this morning, waiting for the kids to get on the bus and the phone rang. It was husband's aunt. husband's grandfather passed away. He HAS been unhealthy and has been hanging on for a while. We were hoping to see him for the holidays. We did see him a little over a year ago. He has a daughter who is younger than us...husband's aunt. She's pregnant and found him this morning. He passed in his sleep. She's a wreck though. Her mother (husband's step-grandmother) is in the hospital, in intensive care. She's having major heart surgery today. She won't tell her mom about her dad, yet. This is an awkward situation with the holidays coming up and his wife is in the hospital. Making the arrangements is going to be tough. He was in his 80's and has been struggling with his health. We knew this was coming, but I hadn't thought of it with my dreaded feeling. I'm sorta relieved. He's in a better place. My feeling of dread is gone or at least tempered. I'm worried about husband's step grandmother, now.