Friday, February 19, 2010
A not so very good day.
Well yesterday I'll just say it...sucked. It started out good. Elizabeth and Lily came over, Lily helped with the babies (and cleaned my bathroom!) so Elizabeth and I could scrapbook. Adelaide was cranky but not to terrible. Ben went to school and came home around 3. Then our bad day started, he got a call from his friend in Alaska to let him know that their friend Sean had passed away. Then his phone died. Ben was dumb founded and started calling other friends to find out what happened. His brother and him had gone out to Tok and were hiking into a cabin, it was getting dark and they got lost, they then fought because they didn't agree what to do next. So they split up, Sean moving in one direction Shane moving in the other. Shane made it to the car but passed out in it due to hypothermia. When he came to he started driving up and down the road honking the horn, looking for his brother and calling family, and friends to come help look. Emergency personal couldn't help in the search because it was dark. When they found him he was 1/4 mile from the road and frozen. He was gone there was no bring him back. As tears came to my husbands and my eyes there were no words. Ben grew up with Sean, they went to elementary school, Jr High and High School together. They got into trouble, and helped each other out. They were like brothers. Sean had is problems but Ben would have done anything for him, and had hoped to see him change his life, have a family, and grow old. We know that Sean is in a better place that Heavenly Father called him home for a reason but it is still hard, and the heart still aches.
We are trying to figure out how Ben can go home for the funeral. Between work and school it is proving challenging but we hope to make it work. We are also not sure when the funeral will be and are weighting to find out.
After all this happened Adelaide spiked a fever. When I took it is was 104.5 that was it we were taking her to the hospital. We dropped Thomas off at Aunt Mandy's and headed in. 4 hours latter and a lot of poking we found out she has a raging UTI. My poor little thing. She is now on antibiotics and we will be following up with her normal doctor to make sure we get it under control. After we left the hospital (and picked up Thomas) we went to Aunt Becky's and got her and Ben a blessing. I was good and made me feel a lot better about everything.
I am so thankful for the gospel in our lives. That Ben has the priesthood and lives worthy of it everyday. How blessed I feel to know that Heavenly Father knows our family and sends his spirit to comfort and guide us. And that he loves us.
Posted by Ben and Megan at 3:33 AM
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