Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rest In Peace...Once Again

  

     My father-in-law died this afternoon. My husband got the call to come around 12:30 and he drove the 75 miles and got there just in time. It has only been 5 weeks since my mother-in-law died and my husband is really just numb. We knew his father wasn't eating since his mom died and we knew that he had lost the will to live. The fact that he died today was still a shock. It is also really hard on my kids. They have lost 3 grandparents in a year and it doesn't matter that they are in their twenties, it still hurts. I will be around, but the next days will be busy. My dad is here (and healthy, thankfully) and we are having the little grands for the weekend. The services for my father-in-law will be next week. I appreciate all the good thoughts and prayers you have extended our family over the past months. It has certainly been a roller coaster and I hope that maybe the ride can stop for a while now.

35 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sue, I am so very sorry. :( Your family has had to deal with the loss of so many loved ones recently. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. (((hugs)))
Glenda

Patrice said...

Roller coaster is putting it mildly - you've had a rotten year...My prayers go out to you and your family.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Please know we are thinking of you. That is very hard, but seems to happen often when one partner passes. Take care.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

God Bless. This is a lot of handle. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So sorry, Sue. This has to be hard on the kids. My grandfather did the same thing when my grandmother died. He just gave up and died less than a year later. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Sue...My heart goes out to you and your husband as well as your family. There are no words to ease the pain for those left behind. We are praying for you all.

Christa said...

I'm so sorry. I will pray for you and your family.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your family will be in my prayers tonight, to give you all strength to endure this trying times. My heart goes out to your husband specially, losing his parents in a little over a month from each other! God bless you all.
FABBY

Lyneen said...

OH my... I can't imagine two parents in such a short time. Your dear husband... my heart goes out to you and your family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers!

Chez Zizi said...

Oh I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Extra special thoughts to your husband, he needs it right now.
God bless you guys.
Zizette

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh dear! I'm so sorry. It certainly must be so hard to have had these losses so close together....like being knocked down by a wave before you've gotten your footing from the last one. Sending hugs and prayers for peace and bloggy love --

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sue Sweetie...
I am so sorry to hear of this news. Both parents in such a short time apart. Please know that DH and your family are in our prayers. I will be storming the heavens with prayers, as I know you all need them right now.

Oh Sue sweetie I wish I was there to hug you. You know how to reach me, you email me if you need to talk. We have held each other many times. I am always here for you sweet friend. Many, many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Sue, I am so sorry to hear this. All these losses are so hard on everyone. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. XO, Pinky

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, I'm terribly sorry to hear this. I have not been blogging lately, so I was unaware that he was this close to death. I'm terribly sorry for your loss and for the loss of your MIL, too. Please know you are in my thoughts and I have raised your names up to the Father of all Mercies.

XO,

Sheila

Kathleen said...

I am so sorry, Sue. My prayers for your family. It is never easy. I am glad your dad is doing well. I am sure your kids have good memories of their gparets, no one can take those. I never knew my gpas, nor did my son. It is a blessing to have them. May he rest in peace.

Barbara F. said...

Sue, love and prayers are being sent to you and your husband. Hopefully he can find comfort in knowing that his parents were reunited and together in Heaven. xoxoxoxox,

Angie said...

So sorry to hear about your father-in-law, Sue. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm so sorry about your loss...what a tough year you and your family have had...you will be in my prayers.

Blessings,
Linda

Duta said...

Sorry about your loss! Please accept my sincere condolences. May God comfort you and your family!

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your father-in-law. Your family has been through so much. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories of him.

Marigene said...

Sue, I am so sorry for your family's loss of their loved one. My thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

There's one more star up in the sky tonight,
Even though it is far away,
its brightness and warmth
still reach us here
to make the night a little less dark.

bj said...

Dear Suz,
I am so sorry to hear yet more sadness from your little world. I think we all expected your FIL not to last too much longer, since his love passed on.
Know that God loves all of you and that I will be thinking of you as you go thru this hard time. Hugs to your hubs, kids and then...have them give YOU a hug from me.
xoxo bj

JRFrugalMom said...

Oh Sue, I am so sorry for all of the heartache you and your family is going through.

Traci said...

Sue, I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how hard this is for your family. Y'all will be in my prayers. Hopefully, knowing that he's now with your mother-in-law where he wanted to be for eternity will bring you all peace.

Shellbelle said...

You know my heart is with your whole family. I'm not at home and won't have access to my email until Tuesday, so please know how much you will be in my thoughts. I'm glad your dad is still there visiting and that you will have the grands this weekend. You've all been through so much this last year, so I hope you find great joy in sharing some family time together.

Hugs

Pondside said...

I'm so sorry, Sue. You have been hit so hard this past year. My heart goes out to you and your family.
xo

Low Tide High Style said...

Sue, I'm so very sorry to hear this news! You and your family have been through so very much this past year and suffered so much loss. I will be thinking about you as you go through these difficult days, weeks, and months.

Kat

Monica h said...

Bless your heart Sue, I am so sorry. Reading this just breaks my heart. It doesn't matter how old you are, and it doesn't matter how old the person who dies was, the commonality is there was love and it still hurts.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do. I'm sending a special prayer up for you and your family.

Maria said...

Hi Sue,
Ohhh dear... {{hugs}} are definitely needed for you and all.
No words, just a deep sense of stillness in your home.
I wish you calm and comforting moments with your family.
Take care, Sue ~ as you care for all in your family ~
God bless you,
Maria

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am sending prayers your way.
(((((hugs)))))
I pray that God will send peace and comfort to your husband and family.

~Ricki Jill

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
So very sorry to hear about your father-in-law's
passing. I am sure it was quite a shock. Will sure be praying for your hubby and your whole family, these years are tough!!
May the Lord's peace be upon you all,
Nellie

Gypsy Heart said...

I am so very sorry. I can only imagine how your husband must be feeling. It's difficult for everyone and I send you peace and comfort.

May God watch over all of you at this time.
xo
Pat

Jenny said...

I am so behind...sending prayers and healing wishes to all of you. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sue said...

Dear Sue, I've been away for a few days and missed your sad news. I want to say I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. I hope you know you are in my thoughts, my friend. xo Sue

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh Sue I am so sorry to hear this news although I guess you were expecting this to happen as it so often does when loved ones quickly deteriorate on the death of a spouse. My thoughts are with you all.