Sweety’s ex-wife passed away last weekend.
Sweety has custody of his two kids, 13 yr old Lil’ Miss and 16-yr old Lil’ Sweety.
Ex lived in an apt very close to where Lil’ Sweety worked. He was in the habit of going by to see Mom when he got off work. Sweety and Ex have been divorced 3 or 4 yrs.
Saturday, Lil’ Sweety went to visit Mom. He left, giving her a hug and “mom, I love you”.
Monday, he stopped by to visit.
She didn’t answer the door. She didin’t answer her phone. Lil’ Sweety uses his key to come in.
He relates the scene: She has her back to him, lying in the bed. She looks like she just took a shower and laid down to go to sleep.
He shook her, Mom ! wake up!
He rolls her over. No response. She looks “funny”. He tries CPR, then calls 911. Soon the paramedics and cops are there. That’s when he calls Sweety. Lil’ Sweety is ballistic. These are big guys. It takes Sweety and two cops/firemen to restrain Lil’ Sweety when the gurney goes out the door.
Meantime, me and Aunt Sis arrive at the house wher little Miss (13) is. She knows nothing. We have to pretend there’s some reason for us to be there.
Sis cleans madly. I clean madly. Sweeping, dusting, no dirty dish left un-scoured.
Lil’ Miss knows something’s up. Sweety eventually comes home and has to tell her.
gah… it’s been a very hard two days. Sweety is unconsolable. Lil’ Miss and Lil’ Sweety are unconsolable. Tough, tough times.
Ex was only 42. She had a bad heart. Two years ago she had a heart attack. The coroner says, she could have been in the emergency room, nothing they could have done to save her.
Rest in peace, hon. I promise I will try to be the best step-mom to your children. I wish I could take their place tonight, so they would still have their mommie.