Hello everyone. This is Cam, HalfAsstic Krissa’s brother. I’m posting with Krissa’s permission to pass on some news.
As most of you long-time readers know, Krissa has devoted 76.8% of the content of HalfAsstic (Krissa did the math) to stories of care-giving and the general ensuing hi-jinks related to and/or directly or indirectly caused by her dear mother-in-law, Henrietta (or as Krissa refers to her just plain ‘ol “H”).
Well yesterday, July 14 2010, 88 years after she came into this world, Mary Henrietta Lopez quietly and painlessly passed away with Krissa and other family right there by her side. The whole event from when they all knew it was the end up until her passing was only about 10 minutes so it was indeed a blessing that everything was fast, painless, and with many of her loved ones there with her.
Krissa and her husband John I’m sure would love to hear from you whether you comment or if you like you can privately e-mail them at halfasstic (at) gmail (dot) com.
As you can well imagine, things are busy at the Lopez home right now, but knowing Krissa, the header contest she pushed the last few posts is still on (albeit delayed a bit) and I’m sure we’ll be hearing from her right here on HalfAsstic pretty soon.
Mary Henrietta Lopez
April 29, 1922-July 14, 2010
Comment by Kristina P. on July 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm
Krissa, my thoughts are with you. Take care of yourself.
Comment by Sabrina on July 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm
Oh Krissa I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this very sad time.
Comment by Chief on July 15, 2010 at 11:06 pm
love you krissa!
Comment by DeNae on July 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm
Krissa, you have been so good to your mother-in-law; I hope you have felt the unique role you’ve played in her life. Friends come and go. In fact, most relationships are fleeting. When someone comes along who is willing to sacrifice in order to do for you what you absolutely can not do for yourself, they become the most important person in the world. Service rendered with the understanding that the one served can never reciprocate is ennobling. I know it’s been tricky, and frustrating, and even funny at times. But mostly, it has shown you in your truest colors, revealed the beauty of your heart, and reminded everyone who has traveled a mile or two down this road with you that we are capable of more than just tolerating one another.
God bless you and your family at this time of sadness and transition.
Comment by Quixotic on July 16, 2010 at 5:33 am
Krissa, our thoughts are with you and your family as you mourn the passing, yet hopefully celerate the life and memory of Henrietta. God bless.
Comment by Doc on July 16, 2010 at 8:32 am
Oh I am so sorry to hear this… Keeping you in my prayers.
Comment by Kori on July 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm
For once I actually cannot think of anything clever to say; I send hugs to all of you, and even to gilly.
Comment by Carla on July 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm
On behalf of your Canadian lurkers:
Our hearts are with you. I hope we are all fortunate enough to spend our last days with such a caring and understanding family. May you all find the peace you deserve.
Comment by Grandmother (Mary) on July 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Krissa, Hugs galore to you and your family. Henrietta was a beautiful woman who was ministered to by a beautiful woman. Your kindness and compassion were life lessons to all of us who followed your journey. I’m grateful to you for your sharing. May we be as brave when the time comes for us to be. Blessed be you, blessed be your family.
Comment by tattytiara on July 16, 2010 at 8:29 pm
You know last night a thought of Henrietta crossed my mind, and I wondered how she was doing. Probably because I was hoping to have this chance to catch up with blogs today after so long and always look forward to this one so much.
Henrietta was so blessed to have such strong and loving family support. My sincerest condolences to your entire family.
Comment by Marylin on July 17, 2010 at 7:10 am
Oh Krissa, I’m so sorry to hear this. Henrietta was so lucky to have you and John to look after her. *hugs* xxx
Comment by Red Hamster on July 17, 2010 at 10:43 am
Krissa and family, so sorry to check in and find that you have lost a member of your family. Hugs to all of you. As hard as it was sometimes with H, you were all there in caring and concern for each other, and that’s what is so precious about your family. I’m wishing you all peace and comfort in the good family memories.
Comment by Nicole on July 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm
I am so, so sorry to hear of Henrietta’s passing. I know that it is not completely unexpected, but I imagine it is still very hard. Gentle hugs to you and yours and wishes for peace and strength as you navigate this difficult time.
Comment by lceel on July 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm
I’m so sorry, Krissa. I’ve only just learned of H’s passing – from a lurker I know who reads you. I’m sure I can speak for her enough to say that she offers her condolences, as well. She was a very special lady – and those who care for people in the manner that you have done are equally as special. She knew she was loved. Muy importante. Hay un lugar muy especial en el cielo para gente como usted.
Comment by Eric | Eden Journal on July 18, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Krissa, my thoughts and prayers are with your and your family.
Comment by Margaret on July 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Krissa I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers.
Comment by Karen on July 27, 2010 at 4:55 am
I’m glad the end was quick and painless. You guys are in my prayers.
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