Saturday, July 26, 2008

We Lost a Family Member Today

I'll be away from the computer for the next week. My husband's father passed away this morning at the age of 78. He's been ill for sometime, but that provides no consolation for his loss. I only met him a few times, but he seemed a dear, sweet man. I'm sure will be missed by his family and friends. I know my husband regrets we didn't live closer so he could have spent more time with his dad, but sometimes life gets in the way of good intentions.

So rather than share my experiences from camping this weekend as I had intended, and hopefully bring about a smile or giggle, instead I feel the need to share a moment to bond with you. Take the time to tell someone you love how you feel. Today is called the 'present' because it is a gift, and none of us know how many more tomorrows we have to share. Make them count.

So, I'm off to do laundry and pack for the trip to Nebraska. Keep us in your prayers for a safe journey there and back. I'll be in touch when I return. Before I sign off, I do want to say again how much I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come here and read "Dishin It Out." It's days like this, I wish I had nothing to share except love. :)



Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please have a safe trip and know that you and yours are in our hearts.

Jack Mishler

Anonymous said...

I can understand how your husband and you are feeling, I lost my son and my father a while back. My deepest sympathys and prayers.

Linda Gates

Molly Daniels said...

Prayers and hugs to you and your family. Have a safe trip.

Kayelle Allen said...

My parents died 21 years ago within 6 weeks of each other - and my children were all going thru sharing strep and scarletina the whole time. I couldn't leave them with anyone and my husband was working three jobs to support us so I could be home with them. It's fortunate you can go - It's a helpless feeling - you want to help but you don't know what to do. Probably the one thing anyone did was sit down and ask, "tell me about your parents." Just being able to talk about them was so cleansing - it helped me so much - I remember the moment to this day with clarity and fondness. They let me just talk, and they listened. I'll always be grateful for that.

God bless your family, Ginger.

cas2ajs said...

Prayers for a safe journey. My condolences on your loss.

Cheryl S.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please come back to us safely.

Susan Ford

Jodi said...

Sorry for your loss. I will pray for a safe trip to the great state of Nebraska!
(I am from Nebraska and it will always be home, no matter where I really live.)

Meljprincess said...

I'm so sorry, Mz. G. Huge hugs to you and yours!

Mel K.

Estella said...

My condolences on your loss.

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