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Reminders. Everywhere. Letters from school that all the families got, newspaper clippings, questions from kids.

I'd just like to ask for your patience with this little ol' blog of mine. It may be a little time before I'm back to talking about poop and telling silly stories. I kind of feel like my pilot light's been snuffed out.

I've found that having this blog and being able to write out my grief has been helpful to me...I know it's probably not been the most fun for you, though, so bear with me.

Just so you know...I AM planning on doing Five Question Friday this week...I'm hoping that it sparks my humor and hopefully helps to relight my pilot light.

Once again, I want to thank you all for your words...they REALLY did help me.


  1. hang in there. I know it isn't easy. I was there not too long ago.

  2. Just wanted you to know that Im still praying for you and your entire family.

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  3. I am a new follower (about a week) and I just wanted to say how sorry I am. I am thinking about you and your family and I am also reminded of how precious life really is.

  4. Don't feel like you have to rush through this process. You will only stress yourself out. If you feel like lightening the mood than do so, if not, then feel whatever you need to feel. There is no right or wrong way to mourn. Just do what is right for you. Those of us who love to read your blog won't care as long as you are taking care of yourself.

    God will give you the grace you need to get through.

  5. Take all the time that you need, praying for you and your family.

  6. No need to explain anything to us. We all are praying for you and know that this is terribly difficult time. Take all the time you need. Many thoughts, prayers and much love go out to you.

  7. We all understand....take all the time you need. Continuing to pray for healing and relief, we will be here whenever you come back :)

  8. Take all the time you need for you and your family!! I thank you for sharing your grief right here on your blog. It is part of life, too! Hugs and prayers!!

  9. Please take the time you need. Praying for your family in this difficult time. And don't worry about sharing your grief, it's part of life. Much love.

  10. Praying for you and your family. Hang in there.

  11. Take all the time you need, friend. And if we were neighbors, I'd meet you at the end of the driveway with a (2) wine bottles in hand. Seriously, how awesome would that be?!?!?

  12. I enjoy your silliness, but completely understand what you are going through. My husbands brother died unexpectedly last summer and it was really hard. Take your time; we know you will bounce back!

  13. Im pleased that having your blog and being able to write out your grief has been helpful :) :) :)
    were here for you

    looking forward to Five Question Friday :) gets me thinking :)

  14. I feel so bad that I am just now getting here to tell you how sorry I am to hear about your brother-in-law. I pray for you family and you during this time.

  15. We all understand,take all the time you need. I'm still praying for you and your family

  16. I have been thinking about you a lot. I lost my 25 year old cousin suddenly on Thursday. I just got back from his memorial service. This grief thing is hard. Although, it makes you love on your kids more and give more patience to your spouse. It makes you aware that no day is guaranteed for us or others. Every moment is precious, even if it's changing a dirty diaper or arguing over where to eat. I'm so sorry that your family has to endure this pain. I'll keep praying that God wraps you in comfort.

  17. OMG! I'm just catching up on blog reading so I just read about your brother-in-law. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and healing for his family and yours.

  18. We continue to pray for you, your husband, your family, Verd's family and your in-laws.
    Grief-It's tough- a real roller coaster of emotions. Yet life moves forward even in the face of death. If I were better with words, I am sure there is some sort of analogy that can be drawn between how our all aspects of our daily life continues even when from our perspective a life has ended, and everlasting life with God our Father in heaven.
    Take the time that you need. Cry when you need to cry, laugh when you feel like laughing, find joy in the small things, snuggle, cuddle and love those around you.

  19. I am new to blogging and just found yours. Love how you can articulate life in a great way! Hang in there!

  20. I agree with the others-take your time and we will all wait because you are worth waiting for, and you also need to take time for your family, your needs, and for your mind to be able to come back from reeling naturally. Don't hurry on our account.
    I know so many of us understand, and so many of us have lost loved ones, elderly and way too young.
    So take your time-we'll all be here.


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