Friday, June 16, 2017

Back once again.....

While this was a "goofy photo" taken by my sweet Emme, the face does say it all!!!!

Things have not gone easily or well for our family. 

My lack of blogposts is partially due to computer malfunctions, 
but  life has sadly thrown some curveballs too. 

We try to focus on the positive....and our sweet Taylor is high on that list. 

In all things family sustains....

....and Grandchildren continue to be the light in our lives. 

Jim got an emergency phone call that his sister was ill and going in for brain surgery.

  He quickly flew to be there as a support, 
and spent endless days trying to contact his cousin Trish 
who has always been so close to both Barb and Jim.

After days of no response, he contacted her church. 
 They kindly went to the house to see what was going on.  
Tragically they found Trish had passed away
and Jim was now dealing with two tragic events in one week. 

Since Jim was the closest relative, 
and Barb was still recovering ( a long long process that is still ongoing),
 much needed to be done. 

Thankfully Jonathan, Jill and our sweet girls met us in Tennessee. 
 They were a great support and the girls were a joyous distraction. 

The weeks have been overwhelming and filled with continual sadness. 
While Trish blessed Jim with her home, we are conflicted as to what to do.  

        After weeks in Tennessee, we came home again and have tried to reestablish normalcy. 
We have celebrated joyous family occasions....

We are immersed in Baseball games.....go Dono!!!! 

We are in a season of birthdays and.....

....when sadness seems to overtake joy, we only need hug this dear baby. 

I truy don't know how we could bear this confusion and sorrow without our sweet little ones. 

We focus on the blessings, and continue to pray for resolve and strength.
I hope to blog more often....I have missed documenting lifes moments. 

We live with hope that there will be more moments of laughter and less of tears.

It has been a difficult 2017.


Yvonne said...

So much that can happen in so little time. Hope the second part of 2017 will be a better one for all of you!

cynthia horst said...

I'm so sorry you've had such a difficult time. It sounds like you are strong in your faith, which will keep you going. Your grandchildren are precious!

sunny said...

I 'm so sorry to hear of all the sadness. Thankfully, you have those darling Grands to make it all better. Taylor is Adorable!!! Of course they all are, but that picture of her with the curly hair just melts my heart.

Meghan said...

Oh, that sweet JOY girl. I love her so and I love you too, so much!