OH SNAP!

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There is nothing like death to quickly snap me back into attention. This past week was so busy, trying to get Connor ready for Battle of the Books, the actual battle, numerous errands and birthday planning. Finally his birthday arrives and right on the way to his party, my uncle suddenly passes away. Watching all of the family struggling to smile and pretend to be happy to make Connor's birthday a success and not spoil his party was so special and so sad at the same time. It is always hard knowing that there is nothing you can do and yet feeling guilty that life is continuing on with joy and laughter while someone is suffering.

Thankfully, he is with the Lord and his mother, whom he has missed since her passing 2 years ago. Still, my aunt is heartbroken at the loss of her companion of many years. It's hard seeing someone grieve and not be able to take that pain away for them. If only words could heal a broken heart. Sadly, they cannot. Only thing of any use I can offer her now are prayers for Him to heal her heart and give her the comfort that we cannot.

I was thinking to myself yesterday how tired I was and how I hadn't made it to bed since Sunday and that maybe it would be okay to just cancel going on the school trip to the Capitol. But then I thought, there will be time for sleep later. Don't miss this trip with time to bond with your son and make memories. If I were gone tomorrow he can have this memory of a shared experience.

Rob's niece will be having surgery for colon cancer today. 7 long hours minimum that poor girl's body will endure today. I am seriously feeling at a loss for words of comfort to really share with anyone. I just keep praying for the right words of comfort or inspiration to offer up or for my mouth to just remain closed. Please Lord be my filter today. Sometimes saying nothing and just being there for support is more powerful.

Like I said, there is nothing like death to slap me back into attention. Now, off to make my coffee and reflect on just how blessed I truely am.

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OH SNAP!

7:06 AM Edit This 0 Comments »
There is nothing like death to quickly snap me back into attention. This past week was so busy, trying to get Connor ready for Battle of the Books, the actual battle, numerous errands and birthday planning. Finally his birthday arrives and right on the way to his party, my uncle suddenly passes away. Watching all of the family struggling to smile and pretend to be happy to make Connor's birthday a success and not spoil his party was so special and so sad at the same time. It is always hard knowing that there is nothing you can do and yet feeling guilty that life is continuing on with joy and laughter while someone is suffering.

Thankfully, he is with the Lord and his mother, whom he has missed since her passing 2 years ago. Still, my aunt is heartbroken at the loss of her companion of many years. It's hard seeing someone grieve and not be able to take that pain away for them. If only words could heal a broken heart. Sadly, they cannot. Only thing of any use I can offer her now are prayers for Him to heal her heart and give her the comfort that we cannot.

I was thinking to myself yesterday how tired I was and how I hadn't made it to bed since Sunday and that maybe it would be okay to just cancel going on the school trip to the Capitol. But then I thought, there will be time for sleep later. Don't miss this trip with time to bond with your son and make memories. If I were gone tomorrow he can have this memory of a shared experience.

Rob's niece will be having surgery for colon cancer today. 7 long hours minimum that poor girl's body will endure today. I am seriously feeling at a loss for words of comfort to really share with anyone. I just keep praying for the right words of comfort or inspiration to offer up or for my mouth to just remain closed. Please Lord be my filter today. Sometimes saying nothing and just being there for support is more powerful.

Like I said, there is nothing like death to slap me back into attention. Now, off to make my coffee and reflect on just how blessed I truely am.

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