Thursday, December 2, 2010

Joy and Sorrow...

For those of you that may not know yet, Dave's dad passed away on Thanksgiving night. We knew he was not doing well but when Dave said to me he was thinking about taking the kids up to PA for Thanksgiving to visit, neither of us expected this to happen. It always amazes me how God's timing and plans are always perfect. Yes, of course we are deeply saddened over the loss of his dad but we were struggling with the timing of when Dave should go up to PA... whether it should be when they thought his dad was going to pass, after the fact, what???? Now, Dave was able to be here for everything and that was a blessing in itself.
I stayed home over the Thanksgiving weekend since it was my holiday to work. I must say I am truly blessed to work with the people I do. After I got the news Thursday night at work, they offered to just let me go home. I decided to stay since there was nothing I was going to be able to do that night anyway. They offered to find me a flight home the next day and even were able to make me smile that night just by being them and for that, I truly say "Thank you".
On Friday morning, I booked a flight, boarded Samson (our doggie), and was on my way to be with my husband and mother-in-law during this difficult time. Again, another sweet friend and co-worker drove me to the airport. God truly has blessed us in this time and even though it has been very difficult sorting through things and trying to help mom B. with all the things she needs to do, we find our joy and peace in our loving Savior.
We wanted to take this time to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers - it has truly meant a lot to us!!


Braley Mama said...

praying for Dave, and for you all. Love you!!!!

Dave, Krysten, Andrew, and Kira said...

thank you friend - love you much :)