Last week on the 22th my father in law passed away at home. It had been such a long and difficult journey he had with many bouts of cancer that he fought each time, but this last battle was bigger than what he could fight. The months that had passed we knew we were on borrowed time and spent so much time at my inlaws, created new memories and kept reminiscing about old ones. The months that have passed were also difficult because as time wore on my father in law suffered greatly especially in the last three weeks. While it was hard to say goodbye I also know that now he is no longer in pain and suffering, but at peace now. I learned a lot this year and will continue to learn and hope that the lessons I learned I carry with me always. I realized greatly to love with all your heart and to not take for granted the moments in life, but to appreciate all that you have. The calling hours and funeral last week was a testament to the man my father in law was. There were so many that came to pay their final respects to a great man that led a great life. May he rest in peace.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Hi to my fellow followers! It has been months since I have updated my blog, but as always once a week every week I log onto here to see what my fellow stitchers are up to! Thank you so much for the kind words and emails concerning my absence. It seems most of the time anymore there are long gaps in between the next time I post and this time will be no different either. Been a long bumpy road since November. My father in law has been battling cancer for the last few years. It came back for the third time in November, although this time it is terminal. He has brain cancer. We have been spending a lot of time over at my inlaws house to help out my husband's parents and be there for them as much as possible. It has been a very difficult time for our house these months that have passed with watching Mike's dad losing his battle little by little each day. In between all the sadness my son James has been having a year of positives. June 7th he graduates from high school. He has decided to go to college locally for a few years before looking into going to college out of state. A few weeks ago he finally got his driver's license! So he has been not home a lot of the time because he is enjoying his freedom and also spending a lot of time at his grandparents house. I have been stitching, since January I have been doing a lot here and there. I usually take my stitching with me when I go to my inlaws to pass the time away at times. I am hoping to post an update soon of what they look like finished up to my liking. Be back soon and of course I always love to see what everyone has been up to!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I realized I have been a way for so long here, but I have been checking in with my fellow bloggers to see what they have been updating on their blogs. I have been stitching in the months that I have been away, but not so much. Life right now has gotten more in the way than anything. Our holiday season here was good, as always so much to do before the big day and then it comes and goes just like that! A lot of illness between myself and my husband's father has kept me away. My husband's father has been battling cancer for almost a year and had surgery the day after Christmas, but a few days after the surgeries he had, he suffered a stroke. He is paralyzed on the left side and will have to live in a rehab facility for a while to learn the basics that come so easily to us. Needless to say the last year with all that we have been through it has been challenging and a huge struggle. With it being a new year though I am so very much hoping that this year is kinder to my family and household....