Saturday, December 13, 2008


This is an interesting month for us.
well, maybe interesting isn't the word, but not quite sure what to call it. Maybe confusing.

This is usually a wonderful time of year with all the celebrations, beautiful lights, and decorations, and especially our Saviors birth. All this, and this year our 40th anniversary the 15th, AND a new grand baby arriving the 19th, should all be reason to celebrate.

But this year is different.
We have just lost my husband's Mom to a battle with dementia. She was a wonderful woman, and after her 91 years here, and much suffering at the end, she is at home with our Lord.

We are left with an empty spot in our hearts and a need to grieve the loss.

It is a confusing time, because a part of us feels sad at losing her, and yet we have these other
joyous things to celebrate. So we bounce back and forth, sad one moment, celebrating, as much as we can, the next.

The Lord is good, and promises He will see us through.

We would appreciate your prayers, for ourselves, and for my husband's brother and his family, who cared so faithfully for Mom over the years.

Thank you.


ksarra said...

I am praying for you and your family. I hope that you have a peace-filled holiday. I think all of us (if we are blessed to live long enough) will have bittersweet Christmases sometimes. I have had some myself. But the PROMISE remains true, and the real gift is HOPE.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry for your lose. I'll be praying for you all as you face the days ahead. God provides much comfort during these difficult times as you know. He will see you through.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Barb, I'm so sorry for your loss.. many hugs and prayers are sent your way. If I don't remember Happy Anniversary...40 years of marriage is something to celebrate..We'll be married 30 years on the 29th..Hold that new baby for joy and reach your hands to the sky for His comfort.. Many many hugs my friend.. ~lynne~

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I am so.. sorry for your loss. I hope the good memories bring you peace and happiness.
Hugs, Terrie