Yesterday while Papa and I were on our way to our anniversary dinner a call came in to let us know that Papa's aunt had suddenly died. This is very devastating to the family and also to the community in which her and her husband touched. Her husband is a pastor of a church and she was the director of a bilingual school. There was a goodness and beauty in her that you don't find in many people.
She had an accident at her home where she fell and hit her chest. This injury ultimately caused a fatal blood clot because it resulted in 4 heart attacks and /or strokes within a few days. The unfortunate part of this is that had the hospital called in the cardiologist earlier, the blood clot might have been detected and treated and there is a very good chance that she would be alive today. The family might have a mal-practice case against the hospital, but it would probably create more problems for the family so they are not going to pursue a case against them. It's very sad the circumstances of her death. She leaves behind five children. Four grown and one young junior high age daughter.
I feel terrible for the family and she will be missed. We had just spent time at her house when Papa's sister was in town and I have some pictures of her, but not many that are that great. There was a few that I tried to catch because she took Brother for a little walk around her property and they looked so sweet walking hand in hand, but I was late in getting to my camera and it was hard to catch a good photo. She gave a beautiful blessing over Papa and his sister that day.
One thing that I am surprised about is that Papa's sister who just left back to the states that I wrote about in the previous post is returning for the funeral and will be here tonight through Wednesday. Papa went to the hospital last night to be with the family as they were waiting to release her body for funeral preparations. Later this afternoon we will be going to give our respects again to the family and the funeral will be tomorrow. This will be my first experience with a funeral in Honduras.
Life is so fragile.