Monday, March 16, 2009

Night-time phone calls for all the wrong reasons

I got woke up at 2:38a.m. this morning, thinking it was Shannon, telling me to come 'cause the baby was on the way, but no, it was a friend/neighbor telling me that his wife had died. I thought he meant she had just died and was right there in the room with him, but no, he said she had died coming home from work somewhere between 6:00 and 7:00p.m. and was in a car wreck (but the police officer told him she was already dead when the wreck happened, I guess she had a heart attack. The friend said his wife had told him she was not feeling well before she went to work). So why was he calling our house at 2:38p.m.? He says he didn't mean to wake us up, but that he just couldn't sleep and had been out looking for his wife's dog (I think she took the dog with her to work and the dog somehow got out of the car at the wreck site). I think the man was a little overwrought which is understandable. So I humored him and said the appropriate sentiments that you say during someones time of bereavement. I really can't remember what I said cause I was half asleep when I was saying them, but I didn't hurry him off the phone or anything like that. Afterwards, Eddie and I were unable to go back to sleep so we got up and I made breakfast and we watched a little television. Then we both were zoned out and took a nap, which has made me even more weary, blurry-eyed and just not functional. Why does that seem to happen?

4 comments:

♥Trina♥ said...

Prayers going out for your friend. I'm sure he was still in shock to have called in the middle of the night, especially since it was so many hours after he learned the tragic news.

Velta said...

Geez Debbie...that is awful. That poor man...I am sure that he is glad to have you to call and talk...Such a sad time for him...God only knows what he is going through. Let him know that your friends are praying for him...I hope he has some family and friends to support him.

Tracy said...

Awwwwwww just terrible about your friend's wife. So sad...

And yes isn't it something how you take naps to help you feel better and they just seem to make you feel worse.

Amanda K said...

What a sad thing to have happen. When Spencer is late and doesn't call I worry about that happenign to him. You are a good friend to let him call so late and just listen to him and try to console him. I can't imagine how hard that would be, but it says wonders for you and the kind of person you are!