First of all, I want to thank everyone for their prayers!!!!! Merrylene is improving and started opening her eyes this past Tuesday and started talking some on Wednesday. We were all finding it very strange that she did not ask about Tom (her DH that was killed in the accident) and I was beginning to think that she has short term memory loss, since she and Tom had just started dating a year ago and got married in October, but I just got another update from another SIL and this morning Merrylene asked her son, Harry Jr. (he was the one that introduced Merrylene and Tom) where is Tom? He immediately gathered some of her other grown children, as well as a psychiatrist to her room and informed her that Tom was dead. At first she did not believe them, as she does not have any memory of the accident!!! They finally convinced her, but I don’t think she will truly deal with this until the memory of the accident comes back to her. She is improving by small amounts each day and the family is feeling more confident that she’s going to recover from all this. I just pray that finding out that Tom is dead does not set her back!
We had Tom’s funeral this past Monday and one of her sons took some pictures in the event that she feels a need to see them. Tom’s funeral was one of the best I’ve ever attended. He was very good friends with his pastor and he’s the one that did the funeral and he told many funny stories of Tom and himself from over the years. He really helped me to celebrate Tom’s life! Tom will be missed by many people!!!
Thanks again for your concern and your prayers and please keep them coming as Merrylene still has a long road to recovery ahead of her!
Bless you all!!! Pam