I want to tell all of my bloggy friends Merry Christmas. However, I know I am a little late. You know a day or two late and a dollar or two short. (i know lame) This has been a bitter sweet holiday. Mostly sweet.
We have had the family parties and get togethers which have been loads of fun.
We have also had family get togethers that have been heartbreakingly sad, yet full of love. The kind of love we need to think about always.
The kind of love we were put on this earth to experience even though sometimes with that love comes grief and sorrow.
We are losing Jack. Some of you know my brother in law has cancer. A year ago he was given 3 to 6 months to live. He has done a tremendous job at bucking his odds. He has worked at his keep on keeping on talents. He has dealt with his illness head on with a brave face and courage. Has never wanted an ounce of sympathy and always still the life of the party. He even has been working until last week when he became very ill and was put in the I.C.U.
As a family we have been tight this past week, circling our wagons so to speak. We have had some truly spiritual experiences. That I feel blessed to have been a part of. There is a life beyond, there are family members waiting. It would be inappropriate to get detailed and frankly some of you would just think I am nuts. I know we are being watched over and there is Heavenly communication. That there are angels on this earth. I will leave it at that. Jack and his wife Sissy have made the choice to get Jack out of the hospital and Hospice involved. Hospice has been a huge relief to their family.
I admire Sissy's strength and fortitude. She has been asked to do some tough things this last week. I know she is having her melt downs, but she is carrying on the best she can. There children and grandchildren have been able to be with them. I know this has meant the world to Jack.
Some may think it odd when I say this has been a truly sweet Christmas but it has. It has been a Christmas thinking more about our Savior's love and our love of family. The New Year may be difficult but, we will keep our wagon's circled and we will prevail.
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