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Just a Short One Today

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

I have but one question today....WHEN does it stop???? I have written about sister-in-law dying very recently and the funeral there and can't thank you all enough for your prayers for Bill (her huby and our Pastor). Well, last night I received a text from a very close friend at church (it is a very small church so we are all very close) and he husband's sister died suddenly yesterday. This seems like an awful big coincidence that so many are leaving at one time.

I appreciate all the prayers and know you will continue in all these!

I do hope everyone will be having a wonderful Christmas/Hanukkah season this year and please stay SAFE and HEALTHY!

It is very cold here in MI and the only nice thing I can seem to find in this is that the older I get the quicker time goes by but I am praying that summer starts going by slower starting in 2020!

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  • KR7770
    I too, have been noticing that more and more people are going home. Yesterday while reading a verse in Acts 17:26-28 I was reminded that God has appointed the times and boundaries of our lives. It gives me peace to know that God is in total control of our lifespan. Heaven is our true home. Those of us who remain for now will surely miss our loved ones, but we have a solid hope that we will one day be reunited with them. My prayers continue to be with you and your family in your time of loss.
    61 days ago
    emoticon I'm at a complete loss for words for still another loss in your lives. What comes to mind here is the song, "The Circle Of Life" sung by Elton John. Just keep in mind that the body may pass on but the love and essence of your loved one is forever. emoticon
    66 days ago
  • _LINDA
    My goodness that is awful :-( Others have already spoken well to this. It seemed I had lost a lot of bridge friends, but when you look at the age group, its to be expected.
    It will be a sad Christmas for your church family, but reassurances they are in a better place.
    Its cold here, going down to -36, but warmed up to -17 today, but for only a little while. I missed most of my summer out with foot surgery, and we had a record cold and long winter last year, so summer can't come fast enough for me. Twice now we had snow at the beginning of September, skipping fall going right into winter. I am facing a shoulder replacement and sure hope that doesn't come in the summer :-(
    Thoughts and prayers with you.
    67 days ago
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  • PICKIE98
    So sorry about her SIL. IT seems like they all planned a party in heaven or something. I hope! PRaying for all of you...
    68 days ago
    Continuing to pray for you and your church family and yes, there seems to be a lot going on with health issues this time of the year. ((HUGS))
    68 days ago
    emoticon .. I have no explanations other than: every minute a baby comes into this world at the same moment someone leaves.
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  • NANCY-
    It does seem like stuff happens all at once. What makes it harder is it being the holidays. The seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting is on the 14th.
    The pain of loss is immeasurable because of what they brought to our life.
    But I like what 1CRAZYDOG's Dad said, "fill that hole in your heart w/the good memories" and I like to add to "do good."
    68 days ago
    Hugs and prayers for you! I have also been very aware of losses recently. I try to live my life the best I can and value each day. Each day is a blessing. It is only natural to be sad about losses, but hope we can temper that sadness with the appreciation for the beauty of each day. Love you. -Marsha
    68 days ago
    Yes, I'm with Barb -- I remember, for example, that when I was pregnant "everyone" was pregnant. And we are also very aware of all the people "our age" or younger who are now dying . . . it's sobering. But also a reminder I suppose to live with as much joy in the moment as possible: since the present is the only gift we have.
    68 days ago
    HUGS my dear. It is so difficult to understand why our loved ones are taken when they are. But that's something we'll never understand. We can remember the love we had for that person.

    I know 2017 felt very much that way for me, but I remember my Dad's advice before he passed . . . . Don't grieve for me (well that was not possible, for sure), but fill that hole in your heart w/the good memories. So, that's what I try to do.

    Hugs, prayers and blessings and hope it is a more peaceful time for you.

    68 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    The longer I live, the more of this I experience. I don’t have to like it; I do need to accept it.
    I expect many rocky years ahead, since my closest friends seem to be half a generation older than me.
    I will continue to hold you close in my thoughts.
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    I remember my MIL on the phone many years ago. Afterwards, I said to my DH “All they talk about is friends dying.” Now, I understand.
    68 days ago
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    I have to agree with ONEKIDSMOM and also share that, for me, death has always been a part of my life. Easy? No. But, a definite part of life and quite often, up close and quite personal.

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    69 days ago
    I think like the phenomenon where when you buy a "new to you" car you start seeing that model everywhere? We become hyper-sensitive to people passing when one close to us goes. We have lost my brother, and my niece's husband's mom both this year, both of them younger than I. I read about Spark friends (including but not limited to you) also losing loved ones this year and it becomes the year of "a lot of people dying".

    Clearly we have spiritual lessons to learn, but some of those lessons are not easy!

    Hugs & prayers for you and yours.
    69 days ago
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