Monday, August 15, 2011


John Lennon once said,
"Life is what happens to you
when you are busy
making other plans."

That pretty much sums up my life at this time. Even though I have an abundance of plans for projects and make-overs, there are many more important things happening right now. My husband's brother-in-law just passed away yesterday after a hard fight with cancer. We are celebrating his life while grieving with those he left behind.
We are also gathering around the bedside of my mother-in-law to express our love and bid her a farewell from this earthly existence. It is a difficult time for our family but we have peace knowing that life does not end. We know that our loved ones will be in a better place, surrounded by those who have gone before.
So please forgive me as I attend to "real life." In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the giveaways I have already planned (this is the last day to enter the Shabby Apple Giveaway) and that you'll be patient with only an occasional post.
(edited to add: My mother-in-law passed away this evening, Monday, August 15th, 2011. She was devoted to her family and left behind a legacy to be proud of. She will be greatly missed.)


Marydon said...

My heart goes out to you & your family, Joy. Prayers lifting. May they rest peacefully at the feet of JEsus.

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Have a beautiful week.

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh,I'm truly sorry. Sincere condolences, I'll be thinking of you and your family.
Rose H

Our Paper Plates said...

I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. Having the gospel truly is a comfort during these times. Lots of love for you and your loved ones!

tammy said...

I'm so sorry. I hope all of your family can feel of Heavenly Father's love for you at this time.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

So sorry for the losses in your family...of course you need to take time for that!

Deb and Blake said...

We send prayers up for your family. Enjoy the memories made!.

The Kramer Angle said...

Ahh, life. So sorry for your sorrows but know that you will feel joy again!


Sweet Tea said...

I'm sorry for all you are dealing with, Joy. Life is very difficult and sad at times. ((HUGS))

'T' said...

Bless you and yours. I know through watching loved ones pass that indeed life does go on. It is a beautiful reminder through the spirit that we will be together again.

Grandma said...

I just lost my Mother last month. It is so hard because you know it is a good thing for her but a hard thing for you. I feel for you and what you are going through. My prayers are with you.

CAS said...

I am so sorry for your recent losses. My prayers are with you and your family as you go through the healing process.
:) CAS

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