Monday, August 25, 2008

Sally Jean Chapman



In February of 1990, my brother married a sweet girl named Sally. They went on to have two adorable daughters, my brother became a preacher and they were on their way to living a beautiful life. On Saturday, my sister in law passed away of a heart attack. She was 43. She had had heart trouble for several years now. She had a stent put in around three or four years ago. She had went to the doctor a week or so ago with trouble and the doctor just upped her dosage of medication. On Friday, she started having pain in her arm and jaw. She thought that it might be her medication change. On Saturday, she was still hurting but went to the church to get ready for Sunday service. The pain became unbearable and my brother called 911. She made it to the hospital and while my brother was filling out papers, she coded, but was brought back. The doctor came and told him what had happened and that he could see her as she was stable for the moment. I don't know how long he was able to talk to her before she just looked at him and told him that she was starting to hurt really bad like she had earlier. The nurses asked him to leave the room and that was it. She was such an amazing woman. So easy to talk to. She was like a second or third mom to me as I was only 10 when she married my brother. She will always be an angel watching over us and I am comforted in that thought. The selfish part of me wants her here on Earth with me, but the Lord has another plan for her. Please pray for my nieces, Holly and Robin. They are almost 17 and 13 and will forever miss their mom. One of my biggest fears has been that something would happen to me and that I would have to leave my children and not be able to see them grow up and see my grandchildren. I guess all mothers worry about that, but this has been my wake up call to lose weight. We are not invincible, no matter what our age.


She was a wonderful woman and she will be missed.


6 comments:

Mindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. I will be praying for your family and especially those kiddos.

Debbi said...

Oh, Heather I am so sorry to hear about this! It makes me sad, the only good things I can think are at least the girls are old enough to remember her and that she will alway be there looking out for them. Good luck this week with all the details.

brittany said...

Heather, I wish I could be there to give you and big hug and provide support to you. I will keep you all in my thoughts. And you're right, we're not invincible. Sometimes it's easy to forget. When Jocelyn died, that really had a huge impact on how I think about life and how precious it is. We never know when it's our time and hopefully death is just another phase for the next life.

Jenny Sipes said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about your loss. You are in thoughts and prayers. Love you girly!

Laken said...

I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time.

erica grover said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you as well as her family in our prayers.