Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Were Back From PA

We arrived back in Texas yesterday afternoon…it was a long 23 hour drive there and back; but very much worth it! I am so glad that I could get Zach to go, I feel this is something that he really needed as well as his family to all be together during this difficult time. The viewing and the service was beautiful…Poppee looked amazing. He was a very known man in the little town he lived in, the whole fire department was there as well as the veteran affairs that lived in town. The firemen were the pallbearers, as well as lead him in the precession to the church and cemetery-and it ended with a 21 gun salute. Poppee was greatly loved and he will be tremendously missed. I only knew him for a short 5 years, but he touched my heart in those short years and I will never forget the many 'big' hugs he gave me. Poppee was the type of man who never asked for anything, he would give anyone the shirt off his back, he was the man who helped anyone in town, however he never wanted anything in return. Well this past weekend was all about Poppee—although he might have been looking down from Heaven wishing everyone wasn’t making such a “fuss for him”…I believe this was a way that everyone could tell him ‘thank you’ for being a great friend, a great dad, and a great Poppee…

Zach and his family held up so/so…it was a very emotional couple days. Very sad, but very happy and amazed to see so many people showed up to celebrate the life that Poppee shared. There is still heartache in there hearts, and Poppee will never be forgotten--he was a great man and I am blessed that I had the chance to get to know the man that touched so many hearts!!

Thank you to everyone for the prayers for Zach and his family!



(Pifer Life will not be up this week—however my family needs a couple specific prayers—

I found out on my home from our trip to PA that my Dad collapsed/fell in the front yard (he doesn’t know if he fell and just got shook up or if he collapsed as he doesn’t remember the initial fall…) his chest started hurting and his arms were sore so they took him to the ER, he had many test run for several things, and 2 run on his heart to see if he had a heart attack—those test came back negative…he is supposed to get a stress test soon to see if he has any blockage to his heart. He is at home and sore from the fall, he thinks the soreness came due to his fall and nothing is wrong with his heart, however I personally want him to get checked out just to see…please keep him in your prayers that nothing major is wrong.

Also, my Mom had to go Thursday for an x-ray on her brain. Earlier in the year she had her 2nd brain aneurysm successfully coiled…however she has been having some strange things happen, her memory, vision and just overall ability to do regular things has felt hard to accomplish. So she went in Thursday and her Dr. stated that the aneurysm looks as if it has moved (not good…this could be positioned on a nerve which is causing all of her symptoms)…they have several test they need to run, as well as a couple MRI’s. Please keep her in your prayers.

It’s just been one thing after another, my emotions are shot--I will keep you updated on both my mom and my dad—thanks for praying)

16 comments:

Amber Schmidt said...

Glad to hear you made the journey safely. We are sending many hugs and prayers to you, Zach and both of your families.

Kristin said...

Glad your trip was safe. Poppee sounds like such a wonderful man. I am praying for you, for your Mom and Dad. Sending a big hug to you!

Kristin

Ashlee McCrary said...

I hope everything ends up working out for everybody!

Tracy said...

So glad thatyou had a safe trip and that Zach was able to be there with his family. Will be praying for you mom and dad.

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you guys got back safely. I'm sorry about your dad and mom and what you're all going through right now. Praying for both of them and you as always :)

The Simmons Family said...

Oh my goodness, you do have a lot going on on. You have our prayers.. your mom, your dad, Zach's family as they continue to mourn, and you to keep your chin up. :)

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

So sorry to hear. Will def be praying for you and your fam!

Mandy Jo said...

Glad your had a safe trip! Hope your parents are doing okay! Keep them in our prayers!

Tiffany Lockette said...

Tiff,
Praying with all my heart for all of you guys. May the rain stop soon. Hugs

twondra said...

Wow...it is just one thing after another. You're definitely in my thoughts and prayers sweetie.

Amber said...

prayers for your family

Amanda said...

Hey Pifer Fam. Just wanted to send you some love and let you know we're both praying for all your family. Seems like everything happens at once, but as you know, "God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear." Obviously, he knows you guys are pretty strong individuals!! We can't wait to read good news on your blog. :)

Amanda said...

-AJ & Amanda Aiello-

Lauren Kelly said...

Praying for ya'll!!!!

~Shelly~ said...

girl u and me both are having dad probs. mine is in the ICU. much prayers sent your way!

Amy said...

Praying for your mom and dad Tiff. Wow, y'all have had it really rough the past few weeks. I miss talking to ya!


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