I thought I would share a little about my family and the emotions that were felt when I lost my dad two years ago. Looking back I remember that week so clearly. My dad was in the nursing home and he came down with pneumonia. At the age of 84 and a failing heart pneumonia was the last thing his body could handle. When the Dr.’s told us that his body was starting to shut down it was the last thing we wanted to hear. I remember calling my sister to let her know that he was not doing well and if she wanted to see him they needed to make the three hour drive immediately. They did. Unfortuantely, she was not able to stay longer then a few hours as with all of us duty calls and they needed to make the three hour drive back home.
Hospice was called in and made him as comfortable as possible and then my mom and I stayed with him. It was the most difficult thing I have ever done. Listening to him breathe so hard and knowing that it may be only a matter of time. We drew strength from God that night and in the wee hours of the morning my brother came to sit with us. The nurses asked us to leave the room for a few minutes so that they could change his sheets and make him more comfortable. When we came back in I told my brother that I was going to go home and take a shower and then I would be back.
Before I left I went to the bed and told my dad that I was leaving and I would be back shortly. I remember him opening his eyes and I told him goodbye and that I loved him. As I was driving home my phone rang. It was my brother telling me that I needed to turn around and come back. As I walked in the room my mom was crying and I knew I was to late. But, I wasn’t to late as I was not suppose to be there and when I told my dad goodbye the Lord knew it was time.
You will probably feel a variety of emotions when you lose someone you love. The ability to make it through the death of a loved one can be challenging. I know first hand the emotions and challenges.
At Country Heritage Bed and Breakfast we strive to make our home your home away from home. Two years ago Lacey and I decided that we would like to help those in their time of need and what better way then invite you to use our home as your home during this difficult time.
We offer a warm, cozy, homelike atmosphere that allows you and your family to relax, reminisce, and enjoy each others company. Instead of staying in a hotel room rent our whole house and enjoy your family during this difficult time. Our home will sleep 10 to 12 people and we will serve breakfast. Rental rate is $250.00 per night. We will give a 10% discount to all families who rent the house because of the death of a family member in the area.