. . . A time to mourn, and a time to dance. . .
I have been searching for a photo to place here as I share this news, but I cannot find one that justifies how I feel right now.
I've just this week received some extremely sad and mournful new from my family in Ohio. We have now lost my (late) mother-in-law's husband. suddenly and with out warning. His name was Richard.
My heart is mourning and breaking - but also especially for my family there. In just 2 years, my sisters in law have lost their mother, their only brother, and now 'moms' husband of over 20 years part of this family.
When my (late husband) Alan was so sick with the cancer last year, Richard came for a week to help us out. Stayed by Al's side so I could go to my job. He really took care of us both.
He was so kind to keep in touch with me regularly since loosing Alan; and he (Richard) still in grief over his own wifes' death.
We just spoke about 2 weeks ago and all was well.
And now; he is gone.
I am still waiting to hear particulars, but it sound like something went internally wrong with a surgery he had just a few weeks ago.
I wanted to tell you all that as much as I would like to post some things I had planned to share - - I am taking a break until after Christmas probably. This is just a little too much for me right now; while I am still grieving my husband. You see, I lost my (eldest) sister in 2012, my mother-in-law in '13, my husband in '14 and now my (step) father-in-law before the year is out. I am holding on to Gods hand and I know He will carry me through; but I need healing time. Christmas is hard enough right now~
I AM THANKFUL for my Saviors birth! but do NOT feel like dancing right now. I am Grateful for all He has blessed me with.
I am thankful for YOU! I appreciate all the loving support and friendship I have felt in the blogging community and I want you to know you have made my mourning easier. I mean that sincerely : )
I want to wish you a Wonderful Holiday Season. Full
of God's blessings for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you soon ~ Karen