It was Monday all day...and again today...

What a stressful Monday! Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed. My "real" job is Real Estate, but I also help out part time (3 days a week) in the Guidance Office at my son's school. Yesterday was a busy day getting ready for the Awards Ceremony today. Certificates, totalling Senior scholarships, etc. Then, I had to go present an offer that I received on a listing on Sunday afternoon. Yea! (you would think...) but the problem was, I had to go to the hospital and present it to the seller, who is in ICU with very restricted visiting hours.

I am not the kind of Realtor that doesn't get personally involved. I care about my clients, and some of them end up being good friends. This dear lady in particular holds a very special place in my heart. She has had such a difficult time with health problems and going through a divorce.

I was alarmed when I saw her, but couldn't show it. The ventilator covered almost her entire face and was pumping oxygen loudly and quickly into her lungs. I squeezed her hand and told her we finally had an offer on her house. A single tear spilled down her cheek. I took some tissue and wiped it away, while blinking back my own tears.

Obviously, she was unable to deal with any sort of offer or counteroffer. I just wanted her to know that we had finally reached our goal. She was relieved. I told her she needed to see this thing through with me and be sitting with me at the closing table. She smiled.

I left the room and discussed Power of Attorney and Right of Survivorship with the family. I assured them we were in no hurry and their focus had to be on her health right now and this other issue would take care of itself in due time. As we exchanged hugs and shed tears, I let them know they would all be in my prayers.

I fell apart in the elevator. A sweet lady asked me if I was okay and offered me a tissue. Hubby didn't go to Symphony rehearsal so I could come home and "unload" all this weepy mess on him.

This morning I received a call from the brother-in-law. The doctors say she probably won't live through the day. I have so much on my "plate" right now, but my heart is breaking and my thoughts are consumed with this family.

Please say a prayer...

9 sweet friends had to say...:

Melody said...

How very sad. I sincerely hope this woman is a christian and that she will be completely healed soon and dancing on golden streets...and I sincerely hope that we all get to join her soon!!! I'm getting tired of life down here quite frankly...
Praying for you and your great big emotionally attached heart!

Musicaljean said...

Wow, that gets my tears going too. I'll definitely be praying for you too, that you'll be able to accomplish the things at hand in spite of this emotional pull that begs for all of your attention.

You sound like such an awesome person to have as a realtor.

justabeachkat said...

Oh My! So sad! I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Krista said...

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your friend.

Dianne said...

That's pretty sad Tracey. Sorry I'm so late reading all this tonight...keep us posted and know that I'll be praying for everyone involved too.

NspiredByFaith said...

What a sad day. I'm glad God worked it out for your husband to be home for you to share this with. My thoughts and prayers will be will this family, and with you.

Mindy said...

I'm so sorry Tracy.
Will be praying for you and your friend and her family this day!
In HIM -
Mindy

Rhoda said...

Aw, Tracey, this is a sad post. I wish you the best in having to deal with your sick client & getting through this. I can tell you're a very compassionate lady.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Tonja said...

Tracey, you strike me as the type of person who gives more of herself than most people do. You open up your heart and soul to others...then you have to suffer along with them when they do. But the other side is...you rejoice along with them, too. I believe that is just the type of person the Lord wants us to be. I will say a prayer for you and your friends. Blessings...

 
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