Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The one text you never want to get

Last night I went to get my hair done. I was just sitting in the chair chatting it up with this girl who looked exactly like my old roommate. We were talking about kids, husbands, and horses. You know the usual. I'm pretty sure the people who do my hair know me better than most people!

Anyways, while I was sitting there I heard my phone vibrate so I grabbed it and looked at it. It was my little sister, and it was a text that I really didn't want to see...

Like how casual she is about it? (and yes, I call her glasses because she got glasses before me. We're bff)

So after a few more texts to figure out what was going on, I settled down for a little bit. But it is a little hard to process.

I have thought about the time when I will have to go through the death of my parents, but I sure don't want it to happen anytime soon. I am praying tonight that I get to keep my mom a little longer. She has dealt with health issues for most of my life, and we've had some scares. I have said a lot of prayers including my mom. It ended up being a problem with her kidneys. We knew it would happen, but it came a lot faster than expected.

I am now in the place where I have come to expect the unexpected. Around this time last year I got a text from one of my little sisters friends. She was texting me frantically telling me to call my little sister, that something was wrong with her. Of course I started freaking out. I started calling my family and no one would answer. Finally my dad called me back.

My little sister had overdosed on her medicine and was in the hospital.

That was one of the scariest moments in my life. Jake and I dropped everything and drove an hour and a half away as fast as we could to see her.

Sometimes things happen in a matter of seconds, and in those few seconds you don't want it to be filled with what if's or things you shouldn't have done.

In those few moments that I got the call about my sister, nothing but good memories flash through my mind. I am so grateful for my family! I am so grateful for the gospel, and for knowing that I can be with my family forever!

If you have a second tonight, I would appreciate my mom to be included in your prayers tonight. Thanks lovies.

I am so very grateful for all of my blogging friends!!!


  1. Oh April! I'm so sorry. You amaze me & are such a good example to me with your positivity & faith. I will most definitely keep your mother in my prayers as well as put her name in the temple if you tell me her name :)

    It sounds like you've had some family struggles & hardships but I'm sure everybody (including me) looks up to you for how strong you are.

    Love you!

  2. We will definitely have her in our prayers, April. Your mom is an amazing lady. :)

  3. im so sorry to hear. i hope everything is ok


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