Sunday, July 24, 2011

FROM MWT TO MIA

Oh my. I went from the Mid-week Throwdown for Operation Write Home to being "Missing in Action" with a one month absence. Sorry everyone! My husband's brother/MIL's son, Jerry, passed away very unexpectedly. We just returned home after a trip to Colorado to be with his wife and family. The toll it has taken on Mom is not describable, especially physically. Her ability to walk, which was pretty darn great at 95 years of age, has diminished considerably. I think that being home and back to her old routine and schedule will help a lot, but it will take quite a bit of time I think for her to recover. The funeral service was quite beautiful and I was reminded in a very positive way, how very precious each day is and that it is a gift. One lighter note - Jerry was a great cook and he and a team of people would cook a dinner for about 200 people every Wednesday night given at his church for anyone who wanted to come. He had just baked a huge batch of Peanut Butter Cookies and froze them for one of those dinners and it was one of the things served at his reception! How special to enjoy one last thing made by our dear Jerry. We miss you.

I am still going to need a bit of time before blogging and crafting again to get things back in order here and, as well, rest a little myself! Don't give up on me - I shall return.

This one is for you Jerry.

10 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss Louise and wish you all the healing grace of God. It's good to know you are okay and to see this lovely card and I look forward to having you back to inspire me when you are ready.

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  2. Prayers for your family, Louise. I'm so sorry for your loss. Beautiful card.

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  3. So sorry about the loss of your brother-in-law. Beautiful card

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  4. How very sad, and I am so very sorry for you and your husband's family's loss. What an amazing story about the cookies. Gave me chills. . .and you are so right, every day is a gift. Take care of yourself, and I send you my heartfelt condolences. Best, Curt

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  5. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family for your loss. I loved the story about Jerry's cookies, which I'm sure will remain in the hearts of all his loved ones for years to come :)
    Your card is just lovely!

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  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family as you wander through this tough period in your life. Beautiful card and a lovely post.

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  7. Unexpected losses are always a little harder to deal with - I will say a prayer for you and your family. I think its awesome you got to have some of his PB cookies and celebrate his memory as you enjoyed them. Rest, and take care of yourself, blogland will be here when you are ready to return. Hugs and blessings.

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  8. So sorry to hear you've lost someone close Louise. Jerry's funeral does sound very special and your paper tribute to him is too.

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  9. wow, this is stunning! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  10. so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy to you and your family!

    hugs *~*

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