Monday, November 28, 2011

Not such a Good time...

A week and a half before Thanksgiving our uncle passed away unexpectedly... It has been such a sad and hard time... The last two weeks have been filled with tears which I have now come to realize crying makes me physically sick, I have never had this happen before, but after crying I feel nauseous for an entire day, it's a weird and yucky feeling...

The week before Thanksgiving my mom had surgery
(everything went perfectly) Praise!

We hosted Thanksgiving at our home and that was wonderful, but looming in the back of my mind was the upcoming memorial service... We had the service on Saturday the 26th, it was rough. In the sorrow there was also beauty. His children, other family members, and friends came up and spoke of fond and funny memories, my husband made a celebration of life DVD of all of their home movies and pictures...

All that to say, I haven't felt like blogging, or even crafting for that matter, it's a dark place... By Saturday night I had body aches and a head cold... Not fun.

I did manage to take down and stack all of my Thanksgiving decorations on the counter, and go out to our shed to get our Christmas tree out, only to discover that mice had eaten holes through the bag and used our tree as a public restroom...
There is NO saving that tree to the dump it shall go...
So, this is real and this is life and I will get through it with prayer...
Please forgive my absence as I am going to take some time and regroup...

6 comments:

Cat Kotaka said...

It does seem relentless, doesn't it? I'm amazed at the things that set me off. I bumped my head last night (hard actually) at Target and burst into tears. My poor friend didn't know what to do with me. It had nothing to do with my Dad but the pain of missing him was overwhelming in that moment. The Christmas decorations were also just too much. I guess we just take it one day at a time. I just wish every single day wasn't so hard.

Beckie Liu said...

I'm so sorry, Jenny. I know that I've been feeling a bit "blah" with all my little struggles over here as well. I am sorry for your families' loss, but thankful that the service was a good time of remembering. It makes such a difference when loved ones can gather together and comfort one another. I'll be praying for you as you "regroup" that your Christmas spirit will return!

Debbie said...

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. PLEASE let us know if there is anything we can do. Your family is in our prayers.

Karan said...

Jen I am so sorry to hear this. Such a rough time to loose someone you are close too at this time of the year. I found all the first that came about after loosing my mom were so hard. First her birthday then family reunion, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas were real hard for the family.

This year has been so much better and I am looking forward to Christmas this year.

May God give you the strength to get through the Holidays and all the other first.

Karan

The Gilleys said...

Will definitely be praying for you and your family. I hate family deaths. They really hurt the heart. Sorry about the tree too....when it rains, it pours, doesn't it? We will be thinking of you.

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

DEAR Jen,
I HAVE been praying for you through all of this. My heart aches for yours because it understands all to well!!! May the joy that cometh in the morning, be quick in it's appearance!!!

HUGS!

and love!