Thursday, August 2, 2012


Sleep deprived.
I thought that ended with the raising of young'uns.

It might be worse.

I had lunch with my two daughters today.
How did I get so blessed to have those two beautiful girls in my life?

16 days until Candice's wedding.
Pretty sure I'm in panic mode.

Dave, my brother-in-law, is at Stanford fighting for his life.
Stem cell transplant.
He has been in the hospital for over a month.
He has months to go.
His youngest daughter gets home from her LDS mission tomorrow.
She won't be able to see him for months.
"I love you Dave and Mary"

Puts things into perspective.
Things that really matter.


mCat said...

Overload indeed! Prayers for BIL and extra energy for the wedding! Hang in there my friend!

Barb said...

Sounds like you need a break! Good luck with the wedding and many blessing to your brother-in-law.


Anonymous said...

Praying for your bil. Best wishes with the wedding - can't wait for you to share pics!

Kerin said...

Oh, my friend...
you certainly have a lot on your plate right now!
What a courageous thing your BIL is doing! How amazing that he has gone through this process with a missionary out.
We certainly don't get to chose our trials, do we?!
Praying for your you and your family.
Hope that Dave continues to heal and is wrapping his arms around his
daughter soon!!!

Best of luck with all the wedding plans and preparations also!
It'll be great!!


p.s. Yes... times like this in our lives really does put things in perspective. It's good for us to remember what really matters.

RoeH said...

I heard once probably in church that we would never dare ask to have another's trials. That was an ear-opener for me. It explained a whole heck of a lot. My prayers for you BIL. Nobody deserves that trial but that never was the rule. I watched my sister die for two years from cancer and it's not fun. Take care and hope the wedding plans go along great. :)

" Hit It......." said...

Prayers for Bill and his family. My heck you are busy. Enjoy your daughter's homecoming from her mission. Regarding the wedding....chill. It will all work out. Hugs my friend.

Momza said...

Such a heavy load to carry. I hope there are many around to lift and share those burdens with you. I pray that your hearts and minds and spirits are strong for the weight of it all.

the letter e said...

Sorry you are handling so much right now. Thinking of you.

Betty said...

Wow! So many different emotions you must be feeling! I can understand the overwhelmed feelings! I will be home for a couple weeks starting Monday (Aug 6). Can I help with anything?

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Oh my, hang in there! I'm so sorry about your BIL. And good luck with the wedding!!

Lisa said...

Oh, my—doesn't it. I started to work myself up about getting braces, then talked with my dear friend whose husband is going into the hospital for more chemo, and I had a reality slap in the face. May your brother in law live long and prosper, and my your wedding be fantastic!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Saying prayers for your brother-in-law and family - may God gift him with complete healing, and may God's grace surround you all. blessings, marlene

wendy said... daughter and her girls and DIL and her 2 kids left now and I know I will hit a "depressions mode"....
but, that being said
I went back and read some of your posts.
You have a lot going on!!!!
I loved reading all the things going on in your life right now.
I'll be thinking of you as the wedding date approaches.
I want pictures...right!!!
8 beautiful grandchildren you have and I know you heart is full right now.
love ya

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sending ((HUGS)) and prayers.