Monday, December 14, 2009

When it rains...

Well, you know. It pours.

I have been so thankful for your sweet comments, emails and messages about my father-in-law. It really has been so wonderful to have all of you surrounding us with a big virtual hug. :)

On Saturday, we thought the worst we were going to have to deal with that weekend was our sick Bub, and that we were going to have to cancel his birthday party.

Instead, we got a call that my mother-in-law, who has been very sick for a very long time, was not doing well and we should prepare for the worst.

My husband was there all Saturday evening, then went right back Sunday morning, while I tended to our sick kiddo. He got there just in time Sunday to say goodbye. She passed away that morning.

Overwhelming is an understatement. So many "whys?" go through your head. Why right now? Why so fast? Why during the holidays?

I'm quickly learning why. My father-in-law spent his days taking care of her. We wondered what would happen when he was gone because he knew no one would care for her like he did. And although she didn't appear to know what was going on around her, we always figured she did, and now we are sure of that.

Now, my sister-in-law is here, and we'll see her and her family more this week then we have in years. That is a blessing.

Like every loss, this is reminding us of what matters most. We know even more now how important this time is with his Dad. We need to create memories and take lots and lots of pictures, so we have decided he will move in with us sometime soon. And he still wants the Fiesta to go on, so it will. ;) God bless him.

I never really "met" my mother-in-law. She's been sick for that long. Even though we figured this time would come sooner than later, it really doesn't help the sadness my husband is feeling right now. And yet, we are grateful she is at peace. I'm not sure what to do to help my husband through this. All I know to do is to love him like crazy, and be here when he needs me. It just doesn't feel like enough.

Obviously we have a busy week ahead, but I still plan to blog this week when time allows. Decorating, DIY and blogging are what I enjoy and are my therapy in times like this. So I may not be around as much, but I will be here. I will need it, I'm sure.

I would appreciate your prayers for my father-in-law, sister-in-law and my husband as they deal with this loss. As always, I am so thankful for you all!


P.S. The beautiful Christmas tree party will be open for links till Friday night, so link up and enjoy the eye candy!

134 comments:

  1. I'm very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  2. I'm very sorry for your loss..Your family will be in my prayers. Even though you don't feel like you are doing enough to help your husband right now, you really are. Loving him like crazy and just simply being there is everything. Take care and God bless.

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  3. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Sending prayers and hugs your way...love from TN!

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  5. With my deepest sypathy for you and your husband; for all your family~ I hope you have the strength to something merry about this Christmas holiday through all the heartache and stress. I know this can be very frustrating for some to hear, especially at difficult times, but everything happens for a reason- and there is light at the end of the tunnel. My hearth aches for your family- I wish there was someway I could help ease your burdens.
    Good luck,
    ~RM

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  6. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. You, your husband and his immediate family are in my thoughts.

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  7. *excuse me* HEART, not hearth! lol... geez.... You try and you try, but those typos just pop up at the worst times! ;)

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  8. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Going through this is never easy but it helps a little bit to think that when they do leave this earth they have truly found peace. God bless~

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  9. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear this! I think you're probably doing just what your hubby needs right now.

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  10. So, so sorry to hear this! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

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  11. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. God Bless.
    Sandra

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  12. I cannot imagine losing a parent when you'd just heard the other parent has a terminal illness. Blessings to your family through this rough time.

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  13. So sorry to hear of your family's loss. Yall are in my thoughts and prayers!
    God Bless!

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  14. I’m so sorry to hear about your family’s loss but am glad to hear that you are looking for the positives in the situation; this can be hard to do during times like this. What a blessing that your husband was able to say goodbye. I too was able to say goodbye to a loved one that I lost 4 years ago and am still extremely grateful for that moment. I hope your little one is feeling better and peace and love surrounds your family during this time.

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss. But it really is such an amazing blessing when you can see the tender mercies in situations like this.

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  16. i am so sorry for yours and your familys loss i know how it is to see someone you love loss a parent my husbands dad past away about a mounth ago . it is so heart breaking .all you can do is be there by your husbands side . my prayers are with you and your familey .

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  17. My heartfelt condolences to you and yours. We lost my father-in-law in October, and my mother-in-law, who lives with us, we don't expect to make it much longer.

    I'll definitely keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Lani

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  18. Praying blessings and peace for you and your family during this Christmas Holiday!!

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  19. Oh, how sad. It seems so much worse when you were preparing for a different loss. Strength to your husband and entire family.

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  20. I am sooo sorry for your loss! I can't imagine how your husband must feel but I am sure you are being a great support for him. My prayers are with you and the family.

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  21. Oh, Honey. I am so incredibly sorry for all you are dealing with. God bless you and your family...

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  22. Oh goodness... so sorry for the loss in the family. Time will heal their heartache....

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  23. Sarah, I am truly sorry for your family's loss. But I am so glad that you are able to use the opportunity to see what matters the most and hold your loved ones a little tighter.

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  24. Oh, Sarah. Just thinking of you and sending prayers your way. Take good care.

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  25. SO sorry for your loss!! Your family will be in my prayers! Hugs!!

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  26. Sarah,
    I am so sorry. I will pray for your husband and his family. And for you. The Lord is near.

    Blessings to you.

    Amy in Riverside, Ca

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  27. (((((HUGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY)))))

    Lots of prayers during such a difficult time.

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  28. Oh my goodness, you all must be feeling so topsy-turvy right now, trying to prepare for one loss and then experiencing another loss. I pray that you'll all be comforted, especially your husband and his sister and father.

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  29. WOW! What a blow! I'm so sorry, Sarah. I can't imagine what I would do for my husband at a time like this. Just hug and hold, I suppose. Your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  30. I am so very sorry for all this you are going through at such a very hard time to go through this kind of stuff! I just want you to know that I know that your Mother-in-law is in a better place now. And that she is so happy to be healthy again. And it will be such a sweet reunion for those two sweethearts to be together again. Lots of prayers and hugs your way!

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  31. I'm wrapping a great big virtual hug around your family. Hang in there. Try to find joy in the little things and please know that all of us out here in blog land are thinking of you and keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  32. Oh Sarah I am so sorry. I have a big lump in my throat as I can truly feel your pain.

    My prayers are with them and you at this time as the caregiver. Take care of "you".

    Many Blessings, ~Melissa

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  33. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my mother-in-law unexpectedly this past February. I felt (and still feel) like I never had the right words to console my husband. It will just take time to heal after such a huge loss. Your family is in my prayers.

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  34. Sarah, I'm so sorry...Please know that you all our in my prayers. This has got to be such a hard time for you husband and family...May your Christmas time still be blessed with lots of joy and sharing in sweet memories.

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  35. My thoughts & prayers are with your family!

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  36. Hi Sarah, so sorry to hear of this bad news. I knoww too well what your family is going through.I lost my Mother to cancer 6 years ago and my husband lost his father in a tragic auto accident 19 years ago...I really thought I would never get my ole husband back after that...he slipped into a mild depression...being that he was very, very close to his father. It really seemed to help my husband get through that by talking and talking...just about old times and good memories. So, give him every opportunity you can to do that. Sure hope this helps. Just remember time heals all pain.
    Much Love from Becky in SC

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  37. Sarah,
    My heart goes out to you, your husband and his family. There is never an appropriate time to say goodbye. While those we love may no longer be able to share in our special moments "physically" they are there in spirit and in our memories. You are right to create those now with your father in law. Some of the most special moments I remember of my Granny are those she spent in her last days with my daughters. She couldn't remember any of our names, but the memories shared that day are forever etched in the minds of my daughters who were very young at the time. God bless!

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  38. My sincerest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husbands family.

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  39. Sweet Sarah, I'll be praying for your husband's family during this time of loss. I'll also be praying for you - - that you'd know just how to comfort your husband, that you'd be given the words that he needs to hear, and be able to support him in just the right way.

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  40. Sarah, I am so so sorry. My deepest condolences.

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  41. i am so sorry for your loss, and sorry it came right at the holidays. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jaclyn Underwood

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  42. My heart aches for you and your family. Keep your chin up and my prayers are with you.

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  44. I'm so sorry for your loss!! It just doesn't seem fair when its this time of year...
    Praying for you & your family! :)

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  45. Hi Friend,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. :-( You and your family will be in our prayers.

    Layla

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  46. Oh Sarah, came to link up and read your sad post. Big HUGS to you and hubby's family. The only grandfather I ever knew was buried on Dec. 1st, and after 36 years, I still remember it every year. I was 7 at the time. The holidays will always be bittersweet, but like you said, she is at peace. God bless you and your family. I hope everything will go well this week. LOL! Penny

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  47. I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for your family.

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  48. Sarah, I am so sorry for you loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. We are here is you need us.
    Jen

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  49. I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost 3 close relatives this year - one being my husband's father just 3 months ago. It's never easy and this time of year is especially difficult. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Many hugs to you all.

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  50. My mother in law passed away the night before we were to arrive for Christmas 2 years ago.

    We were 4 months pregnant at the time and she was over the moon about it.

    What a punch to the gut for my husband.

    I did what I could, I hugged him and was there for him in the quiet times when he needed to be held and allowed to cry. I listened to the emotions cycle through many feelings and I took it all and let him get it out.

    Just listening and holding his hand was the best I could do for him.

    I'm truly sorry for your loss, for your familys loss and your husbands loss.

    Death brings those living closer together even if for a brief time.
    Cherish it. Take pictures. Tell stories and remember them.

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  51. I'm so sorry for all of your loss. Please know that God is with you during this tough time! God will help you to know what to do to help your husband through this.
    Hugs!
    Angie

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  52. I am so sorry. As a nurse, I have always felt a much heavier heart when people pass on at this time of year. Many prayers headed your way for you, your hubby, father-in-law and family. You have an amazing spirit and that alone will be such a comfort for your family.c

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  53. Oh Sarah -- I am so sorry to hear about your mother in law. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your husband and family. Sending you a big virtual hug from Utah.

    XOOX
    Jen

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  54. I myself just got home from the funeral for a dear uncle today. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and especially your husbands.

    I think death is an interesting thing because it, in so many ways, opens our eyes to new definitions of love and understanding. But I realized today, also, that grieving is a really individual process. I looked at my sweet cousins who just lost their dad and thought, "They know they are going to get through this, but they also know that they just need time to grieve." I don't know if my new-found "wisdom" is helpful, but sometimes all you can do is love, and all you need to do is love. And time (and God) will do the rest.

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  55. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family right now. You will certainly enjoy having your FIL live with you. What a wonderful blessing for your husband and child.

    Take care of yourself as you take care of everyone else at this time.

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  56. Sending prayers and love to your family. Truly sorry for your family's loss.

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  57. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family- for peace, for strentgh, and for many wonderful memories from this upcoming time with your extened family that will sustain you through the stormy times.

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  58. you have a great attitude. I am so sorry for your loss as well. I will be praying for you and your family. Take care, and take time to be.

    Suzanne

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  59. Praying for you and your family. That is a lot to go through all at one time. Hugs!

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  60. I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for peace and strength for you, your husband, and rest of your family. My husbands father passed away 2 months ago (2 weeks after our wedding) and I had no clue what I could do for him. He told me that my hugs, kisses, and just being there for him and his family was more than enough! So, while it feels like you can't do enough, know that your love and support are just what he needs :o)

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  61. I'm very sorry to hear about your and your husband's loss. Take care.

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  62. First of all, I want to tell you that out of ALL the blogs in Blogland, I look most forward to your posts. I love your sense of humor and your talent is something I could only dream of. I feel like we are "friends" because I can empathize with you on so many of your posts! ha!

    Secondly, I lost my mother 4 years ago, so I know all too well the pain associated with losing a parent. There's no doubt it's the most difficult thing I have had to go through....but I will say nothing helped me through it more than knowing I had people praying for my family. The meals and cards were great, but nothing compared to knowing I had people lifting my family up in prayer. So, please know, as I say my prayers today, your family will be lifted up.

    Paige Price
    www.thepricesdaybyday.blogspot.com

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  63. Love family, for everything family is the first

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  64. sorry for your loss I will keep you and your family in my prayers
    God Bless

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  65. May the Lord bless you and your family right now. You have blessed so many of us with your wit and grace...now it is our turn to bless you with our thoughts and prayers.

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  66. Sarah, my prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time. Bask in the love of each other and the Lord, and feel the love from all of us out here who are sending it your way.

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  67. So very sorry for you lose! Your family will be in my prayers! :)

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  68. *HUGS* to you and all of your family. What a rough time for all of you. We will keep all of your family in our prayers. I hope that some peace comes to your husband's heart at the end of all of this. It's never easy to lose a parent and expecially on the cusp of bad news and in the middle of the holiday season.

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  69. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. God is so good and His plan is so perfect. I'm sorry for your loss but you have already seen the positive side and that is a blessing.

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  70. Sarah, I am so sorry for your family's loss. :( I hope your little one is feeling better soon too. We all grieve in our own ways, and if doing a little decorating or crafting is therapeutic to you, then don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Hugs to you!!!

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  71. Sarah, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. We lost my mother in law this past June after a long illness. We, too, had relief to see her at peace, but it didn't lessen the pain of losing her. I teared up reading your post today, because I went through this same thing with trying to help and comfort my husband as much as possible. You are right...the best thing you can do is love him through it all. My prayers to all of you...God bless.

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  72. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family. God bless.

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  73. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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  74. Sending prayers to you & your family from Texas.

    So sorry...

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  75. I am thinking about you and your family during the holidays. I hope you all find peace throughout all of this.

    When my father died, I just wanted my husband around. To simply listen to me. It helped a lot.

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  76. It's one thing to have to deal with something like this privately, but to be brave enough to deal with it out in the open, for everyone to see is pretty outstanding. You will certainly inspire someone, lift someone up and help them on THEIR journey of healing, simply by sharing yours. I will keep your family in my prayers, and I look forward to continuing the journey of decorating and celebrating with you.

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  77. Thoughts, prayers and peace for you and your family.

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  78. I am sorry for your loss. I will be praying.

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  79. It always hurts me to hear when someone loses a loved one during the holidays. But you finding the positive in the negative during these difficult times is inspiring! We are going through our own personal tragedy right now with my father-in-law...during the holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope you know that you have lots of people who care about you - even though we've never really met! LOL Take care and try to enjoy the holidays.

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  80. I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray for strength and peace for all of your family during this holiday season.

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  81. I am so sorry for your families loss. Keep your family close and enjoy every minute with your father-in-law. Prayers for a peaceful New Year.

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  82. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have missed your posts for the past few days! I can't wait until you can come back to us!

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  83. There are no words to adequately comfort at a time like this. But know that God will hold your hand and walk through this storm with you. Then he will provide a beautiful rainbow as he always does.

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  84. Lots of prayers going up for you and your family in Birmingham, Alabama! I am so sorry; we lost my mother-in-law when I was pregnant with our first son, and we had told my parents-in-law just weeks before she passed away. We are eternally grateful that that was our last visit with them and that we were able to give her the news she'd been waiting to hear for years. We still miss her SO much, but we know she's watching down on us from heaven. I am sorry you're having to deal with this loss at the holidays, but I am glad that she was released from her suffering.

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  85. I don't know what more to say than I am sorry for your loss. That just doesn't seem to fill the magnatude of your situation, though. Know that I, also, am praying for your family right now.

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  86. My deepest sympathy to your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  87. I am so so sorry for your family's loss and you will all be in our prayers.

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  88. Sorry for your lost and wish peace will come sooner rather than Later. I'm with Melissa: Please remember to take care of you also. These are the times when we have to remember that our time together is truly a blessing. Your husband is very lucky to have you. Tell him...well, better yet...go give him a ramdom hug and tell him we are with him in prayer. Every cloud has a silver lining. Enjoy your fiesta.

    Patricia

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  90. I am so sorry! I will be praying for you and your husband and family. May the peace of God hold you close through this time.

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  91. Loss is never easy, no matter how much we prepare. I am so very sorry for the loss that your family is suffering right now. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    XO*Tricia

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  92. I am so sorry to hear for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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  93. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

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  94. I'm so very sorry to hear of your family's loss Sarah. I hope that you will all be able to find some sort of peace & comfort during this time. Blessings to you all.

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  95. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I'll be praying for your family.

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  96. I'm so sorry to hear for your family's loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. Remember to cherish every moment you have!

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  97. So sorry for your loss. Big Hugs go out to your family!

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  98. I'll be praying for you guys. Sounds like you have seen God in the details of the timing. He is good.

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  99. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother-in-law. I will keep you, and your family in my thoughts, and especially over these holidays.

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  100. I will definitely be praying for your husband and for your family. My grandmother and grandfather both passed away in September of this year, just 20 days apart. It was definitely rough but everyone said "Thats how we want to go"...not spending very much time without the other.

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  101. I'm so sorry Sarah! That's just such a loss and so much to deal with at one time. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you.

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  102. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry. I hope your family can find some peace during the holidays, I'm certain your MIL is looking down with a smile in her heart!

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  103. So sorry to hear that...will be thinking of you.

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  104. My thoughts and prayer are with you. I know during the holidays the loss is even more. I so enjoy reading your blog and it has givin me so many ideas and projects to do thank you I'm sure we will miss your posts but I'm sure at this time you need to be with your husband.

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  105. Two different times I've had a grandparent live with our family. All I can say is that the blessing's are immeasurable! Even when things get tough the experience is worth the growth. My kids had the oppurtunity to see grandma at the best of times and the worst. I'll be forever thankful that even at a young age they got the oppurtunity to minister to the weak. Your little guy will be a huge blessing to your father in law just by his sweet little spirit. You'll be in our prayers.
    God Bless

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  106. Oh my girl! I am so very sorry for your loss. We lost my hubby's mom 7 years ago. And, I, like you, was at a loss for what to do to comfort him. Your instincts are right, though. Love him like crazy and let the bubs love him like crazy. It is the best tonic by far! Keeping you all close in prayer! - Annie

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  107. You are so amazingly strong! What a great attribute you have to look at the blessings that you are able to be with more family to help during this rough time. I am sorry for your loss, your family will definately be in my prayers :).

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  108. Since battling cancer for so long, I can honestly say what you are doing right now to help your husband through his grief will come back to you ten fold. Just keep up your spirits. Now your mother-in-law can celebrate Jesus's B-day right there beside him. How wonderful for her and lonely for her loved ones. nancy
    www.rivieraboardwalk.blogspot.com

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  109. Good luck with everything your family has been going through lately. It is always hard to loss a family member, especially around the hoildays. *Hugs* your family will be in my prayers.

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  110. I'm sorry for your loss, and glad that your sister-in-law and family will be with you.

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  111. I too am sorry for your loss and hope your family comes out okay on the other side of this.

    Still, I just had to write to tell you that I just caught up on your last several posts and you truly are amazing. You're funny and talented and I just adore your blog.

    Sending my best wishes to you and your family.

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  112. Sarah, I'm so sorry for the loss of your MIL and for your husband's pain. I pray for peace and comfort for your family at this time. Only God can heal those deep pains that we all have.

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  113. I'm sorry for your family's loss. My prayers are with you and your husband and family.

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  114. Oh, Sarah, I'm so glad your husband has you. I thank God that his mother's passing was quick in the end--it sounds like it has been a long time coming. Now your father-in-law will not have to worry about her care after he's gone, which I know will be a blessing. But, oh, how your husband and sister-in-law must be grieving at all this. May God bless you as you seek to be a comfort to them, especially to your husband. Again, I'm so glad he has you.

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  115. Sarah, so sorry to hear about your loss. I will certainly be keeping your husband, family and you in my prayers. Sometimes there's not much more you can do than pray and show your love unconditionally. Hang in there!

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  116. i am deeply sorry for your loss. i am wishing you all strength to heal.

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  117. I know that I am late in commenting but I am very sorry for your family's lose. My prayers are with your husband and sister in law and especially your father in law.

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  118. Sorry for the loss, especially during Christmas time. Glad to know you see the positive (spending time with other family) in this situation. This is why they call them tough times.

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  119. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time. It is so hard any time of the year, but always seems worse over the holidays. xo

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  120. I am so sorry about your family's loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God will give you peace, comfort and strength during this especially difficult time.

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  121. I'm so sorry you are dealing with so much. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to deal with losing a loved one so close to Christmas.
    As for your father-in-law, I'll keep him in my prayers. My granny battled pancreatic cancer as well and it was a tough road. My parents moved in to take care of her through her battle. Hope you are able to savor the good times.

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  122. I am so very, very, very, very, very sorry for this horrific loss. As if ya'll didn't have enough to worry about with your wonderful father-in-law. We've been praying and will continue to do so.
    I honestly don't know what to tell you, other than you named it correctly when it rains it pours.
    We lost my grandfather and cousin (who was very young) only days a part. It was surreal.
    I know you guys are probably in shock. I know you will savor any moments with your father in law.
    I pray that you can still find joy this Christmas amidst the sadness. Hold tight to that wonderful son of yours. I know his hugs will be the best thing for you and his daddy during this heartbreaking time.
    MANY blessings and prayers,
    Lana

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  123. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. We lost my grandmother at the holidays and it just seems to magnify the loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Merry Christmas, Katie

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  124. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  125. Sarah I'm so very sorry for your family's loss. It's always tough but especially so this time of year (we lost a family member just this week as well).

    It was really tough when my hubby lost his mom - {hugs}

    Thinking and praying for you all!

    ~TidyMom

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  126. My heart goes out to you and your family. May the Lord keep you and heal your broken hearts. You'll be in my prayers.

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  127. My heart ached while reading this.. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Huge hugs from here to there, Peggy

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