Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Grace, Grace, God's Grace.......

Our family is truly experiencing God's grace! One week has passed since my FIL died and for the most part, we have felt that peace that passes human understanding.
What a full week! Russell's sister is still here and has been helping my MIL clean out closets and finish up all those things that you don't think about until you have to actually do them. My in laws have so many close friends and they have all gathered around and have been a huge comfort!

I was thinking of posting a few pictures from the funeral, but as I looked at them, it didn't seem appropriate to share our grief online, so here's a light one of my nephew and nieces desecrating the cemetery studying the Lord's Prayer. They were really very good during what must have been a long service.

Today, MIL and SIL were meeting friends for lunch, so I called two of my friends that I haven't seen for a while and we made plans to meet for lunch. We went to a restaurant I like because they have weight watcher's dishes, but it isn't one that we frequent as a family. Toward the end of our lunch, one of my friends said, "look who just walked in!" Low and behold, it was my MIL and SIL. We were leaving and went over to say hello. It's a small world after all! It felt good to be doing something normal...well, as normal as things get here in what my DIL calls "normal land". I did have that nagging feeling that I should be doing something.
I took a light comedy over to my mama's and we watched some before she went to bingo. I felt very productive!
Our sincere thanks to all of you who have prayed for us during this time.


leslie said...

Slowly things will get back to as normal as they can be. Still thinking of you as you go through the process.

Tonja said...

Yes, sometimes it seems strange to be doing 'normal' things when so much else is going on. But, life, as they say, goes on. Hope you and you DH and MIL are beginning to heal. It will take time, but you have lots of prayers being said for you. God Bless!

Leigh said...

Oh, dear. I am so sorry for your recent loss. But I am also that you have felt God's presence and presents (friends) during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
What a sweet picture. Beautiful children.
I have missed you! Glad you commented. I responded to you on my blog.
Stay in touch! (smile)

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

Hi There! I don't even know your family, but I got teary-eyed looking at this post. Grandparents are the BEST! Your family is in my prayers- it sounds like God is already blessing your family with peace and comfort. What an incredible, awesome God we serve!