Posted by: Betty | June 21, 2010

Robb

Robb Moore, Taken 5/23/2010

Last Tuesday morning, a lifetime ago, I was sitting on my patio when I got a call from Kathie – my twin sister. She was frantically trying to locate Robb – her husband and needed my help. He’d had chest pains and was going to drive himself to the hospital. She had called him right back from work,  to tell him to call 911 and couldn’t reach him. What followed pretty much sucked. I called 911 for his home and Kathie tried reaching the hospital; while I got dressed and headed east – toward Kathie. Meanwhile, Rob was being helped by many heros at the intersection near there home. He was unconscious. People reached in to stop his truck; pull him out and an off duty fire fighter began CPR. 11 minutes later the paramedics arrived and got his heart started and he was transported. I found Kathie at the ER while they worked on Robb. The day went from bad to worse as family gathered and the news kept getting worse. Robb had been without a heart rate too long and while his heart was beating again; there was no hope of recovery and the hospital couldn’t do the by pass.

The next day we knew Robb wouldn’t survive and the following day (seemed like endless days waiting) Kathie, keeping her many promises to Robb, had them discontinue life support. She didn’t leave him most of those days and never left after the life support was shut off.

Paul and I were back and forth from our house, to Kathie’s house and the hospital…. and I’m glad we came back Thursday night to sit with Kathie. Robb spent many hours, sitting with us or Paul when I was sick. I only learned this morning that years ago, when Paul had to go home for a few hours of rest, Robb stayed and sat with me. I hope in small very small way, we said thank you, to him and to Kathie that night.

The loss and hole we feel now at the loss of this “quiet man” can’t really be put into words. The impact of his life  was huge. All the way it appears to Australia. Kathie, by the way, is the strongest, most devoted, most inspirational person I know. Why, when I sought to comfort her Friday morning when we returned to her house, Kathie and I.. did SHE comfort me and teach me what real courage is.

Please keep Kathie, their five “children” from their blended family and their grand children who are struggling through these days together, in your prayers.  Robb was also my husband’s best friend for over 45 years and his wingman.. please keep Paul in your prayers too.

Hey Robb; You’ll be forever missed and we’ll love you forever…

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog today.

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Responses

  1. I’m so terribly sorry for the loss of a man so obviously important to your entire family. I promise to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, Betty.

  2. Oh no….your family has really had some rough times these past few months. I am so sorry to hear this Betty. It is heartbreaking.

  3. What can I tell you that I didn’t already have. Never forget that is all part of God’s master plan. Robb already sits besides Him. (((hugs))) to you and your family.

  4. Beautifully said Betty. He WAS a great Man, and He will be missed. I’m thinking of all of you. I miss you guys!

  5. Yikes – she sounds like a friggin saint. She probably needs a trip to the casino or somthing….

    • Sorry – can’t I can’t delete that and it says you posted it! YIKES

  6. Kathie 🙂 You’re logged into my blog from your house.. Guess I did that.. I’ll fix it.

  7. So sorry to hear this Betty. He sounds like a lovely man and it must be so hard for you all.

  8. OMG I just want to cry! So sorry to read this, it really touched me. That must be so hard for you all and what a shock. I read the post above too, so sorry for all you and the family have been through. Much love and hugs.

  9. Thanks everyone.


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