RefuseToSink.net

I’ve never blogged before, but as I’ve gone through this process I’ve discovered there are topics that are not talked about in the world of grief. I knew it was important, so I created this blog page, I invite you to join me in my journey of putting the pieces of our life back together. Have patience with me while I figure this out.

Introduction

My name is Christy Payne, and I used to introduce myself as a homeschool Mom of 3 girls.  I live in West Texas in the middle of no where with my husband, 15 year old daughter and various birds, rabbits, dogs and cats.  We love to go camping and be outdoors, and enjoy watching the …

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Will your job let you stop working when life gets hard?

August 30, 2019 Will your job let you stop working when life gets hard? You can watch my Youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV0CvEuTpks&list=PL-QbceUAZzYtMYZyE4jkoKJ9qOFIECc20&index=4 As stated by NAIC (The National Association of Insurance Commissioners), the average air ambulance cost for a 52 miles trip falls somewhere between $12,000 to $25,000 per flight.  Aranza’s flight was half that …

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Update on Sarah and Little Things Matter

August 20, 2019 Update on Sarah and Little Things Matter I wrote this on August 20, 2019 You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8_XhUw3oKM&list=PL-QbceUAZzYtMYZyE4jkoKJ9qOFIECc20&index=2 Sarah had a doctors appointment with the orthopedic doctor,   I knew it would be expensive, but had NO idea how expensive it would be!  They had us fill out ‘papers’ …

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Funeral Plans

August 13, 2019 We had to wait until Sarah was out of the hospital before we could plan the funeral. We decided to have the viewing right before the funeral so we could just do it all at once. People started showing up before 1PM. There was standing room only, the church building opened up …

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Going Home

August 12, 2019 I wrote this on August 12, 2019. We had been at the hospital with Sarah and knew we were going home the next day. We were glad to be out of the hospital, but also dreading going home to a house without Ella and Aranza. The next few days will be some …

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