Yesterday I received one of the hardest phone calls I've ever had to live through! My mother called me to tell me that my step"dad" was killed in a car wreck. This is the man who has been more of a Dad to me then my own for a long, long time. Apparently he had a massive heart attack, so at least we know he didn't suffer. Right now my heart is in Alabama with my mom, she told me yesterday when we talked that since we had already made plans to come home for Christmas, to wait and come home then. If we had to choose then she would rather see us at Christmas. And that's the way it worked out. I had already come to terms with the fact that my own dad probably won't live to see New Years. My dad has severe health issues, and 3 weeks ago signed a DNR, he's tired of fighting. I was ok with it because he has suffered a LONG time, and because that's what he wants. Knowing that I still had my "other dad" also helped me come to terms with it. Now I'm going to end up losing both of my dads in the same month. I told my best friend yesterday that I will Thank God everyday for what my DH and I named out son. His middle name is Lawrence after my step"dad" and my stepbrother who died right after Thanksgiving 2007. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers, as we deal with this horrible tragedy!!!!!!

RIP- Lawrence David Kelly Jr. we love you and miss you!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dec. 17, 2008 at 7:01 PM

Found out from my mom earlier that looks like the viewing and visitation will be Friday. The burial will be Saturday morning. With full military honors. Am waiting on her to call me now to see how she is!!!

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Jan. 28, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Wow- just read this. I am sooo sorry. I just lost my Dad a few years ago and sometimes it is still hard.

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