Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2015 Continues

The words in a hymn state much of what 2015 held...Sorrow and joy flow mingled down.  That's what 2015 felt like lots of sorrow and lots of joy.

One of our DIL's mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer about the same time as our BIL was diagnosed with the same cancer.  DIL's mother, Rosie, died after only a few months, while our BIL, Johnny died at the beginning of 2016.

DIL Arwen with her mother Rosie....so thankful Rosie got to see Arwen and David married

Russell's sister and husband Johnny with children and grandchildren.  Daughter Sarah not pictured.

A good friend of ours who had been very successfully battling cancer for a few years suddenly became very sick and it was discovered that the cancer had reappeared and even though he fought and his doctors fought, Mickey lost his battle in June.  

We had a quick visit from one of our sons and his family and the grandsons enjoyed Pappy's tractor

And a little target shooting

Supported our local sheriff when he put In God We Trust stickers on patrol cars.  As you might can tell, we stood in the rain. 

Did a little fishing with the Superhero 

Had a cousin reunion.....with just a few cousins

My Aunt Evelyn, her daughter Jo and husband Steve.  Jo is also battling cancer 
Mercy Uganda fund raiser......my dress was made for me by a Ugandan woman and is the traditional kind they wear, except their sleeves are puffed much more! 

Our favorite missionaries and friends, Mark and Laura.  

Enough for now.......there are exciting things to come....


Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry to hear about the lose of your daughter in laws mother and also you brother in law to cancer along with your friend Mickey....((Hugs)) I get very sad about life when I hear about all the deaths we must live through. It is so very hard. Sounds like you have had a lot of good times too. Enjoyed your photos. I enjoy fishing!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Cancer sucks, it takes so many good lives, just saying.
My brother in-law was found dead in his bed by his sisters on Tuesday, not sure what he died of yet.

Nonnie said...

So sad having to lose loved ones. We had several friends pass last year. I hate cancer, too.

LBDDiaries said...

Ebb and flow, life goes on. That is the part those left behind have to hold on to. They will see their loved ones again but getting through the daily is what is hard! Love your family pictures and hope those still dealing with cancer come out victorious!

debi said...

My friend what a tough year indeed, so much sorrow in such a short period of time. Praying 2016 brings you joy in abundance!!
Cancer is such an ugly beast....

Hugs and love!

Super happy to see you blogging, always loved your blog.

Cathy said...

See, you can do the blog very well! Where was I in the cousin picture....I must have taken that one!