Monday, May 30, 2011


Our family has had a tragic loss this week, my husband's father suddenly died due to heart failure.  We're obviously with family this week in preparation for his funeral.
Grief is difficult to deal with, but our faith helps us get through and realize how blessed we are to have had all the years with him.  
His two younger sons both had babies on the same day, and we were able to bless them together.
My husband and Ellie are on the left.

So I hope everyone has a good memorial day remembering lost loved ones.
It will be good to have some projects to work on after this week to help cope.  Work is good for grief.

27 comments:

PinkGranny said...

I am sorry for your loss. It is hard to deal with grief. I would rather not deal with that pain. With God's help I know you will be there to offer support to your husband and all others in the family. Bless your heart.

Bless by Tone said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. thinking of you. Tone

mjb said...

Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family. So sorry.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I am so sorry Jess. My thoughts are with you and your family.

kathleen said...

I too am sorry for your loss. Being busy certainly helps with coping; however, remember to take time to reflect and hold even more dear the ones that are still around you. Will pray that God gives you strength during this season of your life.

Miranda said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Jessica! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you when you get home.

Eleanor Rae said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, such sad news. Will be thinking of you and your family xxx

El Sotaescala said...

Hi Jessica, I accompany you, your husband and whole family in this time of grief. a hug
roser

Gayle J. Randall said...

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13

Pam said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My husband and I lost a good friend two weeks ago due to his sudden death. At the funeral service the priest said something that I've thought of a lot. He said that he asked my friend one day what he enjoyed doing most and he said "yard work". He actually died suddenly while cutting his lawn. The priest said although we are saddened by his death we can also rejoice in the fact that one minute he was doing what he enjoyed most and in the next he was looking into the face of God. I will say a prayer for you and your family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Hands Sew Full said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Sometimes the fast and unexpected kind are difficult to understand. I will pray for peace and understanding for you and your family.

Valerie Joan said...

You, your husband and family are in my thoughts. Keep strong for them all.

Jane

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

My condolences.

Evelene S said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Deanne said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. The picture of your father-in-law, his sons and the babies is precious, including the temple in the background. How grateful we are for eternal families!

It's been sweet to follow your blog with the pictures of your cute little baby. I'm a grandma of three and love to see the joy that children bring into the lives of all those around them.

Thanks for all the creative ideas you share on your blog. I'm always very impressed with your great talent!

Bliss Designs said...

Sorry for your loss, I can tell by your writing tone that you loved your father-in-law. Prayers your way!

Kath said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss. Creating is a great outlet. Hang in there.

elise said...

So sorry to hear about your great loss :O( praying for your family, especially this week but also heading into the future. So glad he was here for the babies' blessing and to meet them both.

Amy C said...

Oh my goodness. I just came across your blog from a link from 733. I grew up in the same town as your husband, and went to school with him. I'm so sorry to hear about his dad! My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

pinksuedeshoe said...

My hubby's father passed away unexpectedly last May. It is never easy to lose someone, and I'll be thinking about you this week. Enjoy spending some time with your family.

Tanya said...

So sorry to hear about your FIL's passing. Prayers to your family.

The Hillbilly Banjo Queen: said...

I'm sad to hear of your loss this week. I'm so very glad for the wonderful gift of the Plan of Happiness given to us by a loving Heavenly Father. I look forward to seeing your projects.

Erin said...

i'm so sorry for your loss!

the moore family said...

So sorry for your loss, Jessica. Many thoughts and prayers headed your way.

Country Cookin' Mama said...

I just found your blog searching for how to make a onesie dress. But, I just wanted to say that I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law. It's times like these that we can be so grateful that our families are forever and that we will see them again. Hugs!

Christina said...

So sorry for your loss! :(

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