Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Safely Home

We are home. The kids and I returned from Texas on Sunday night, arriving home at 1:00 A.M. Alan came home on Monday. I was so glad to have him home.

It has taken several days for me to feel that I have my feet back on the ground. I was exhausted and felt almost disoriented for a couple of days. I'm finally feeling more focused now.

Alan returned with a cold, poor guy. It's too bad that he has a cold on top of everything else he's dealing with right now.

Our trip went well. It was a sad time, but things went well. We were pleased with the funeral. The pastor who gave the message during the service did such a good job. He was a good friend of Alan's dad.
It was a very sad goodbye, and he will certainly be missed.

Sometimes it is still so hard to believe. I wonder how long this feeling lasts? Knowing...yet wishing it wasn't true.

How wonderfully supportive our family and friends have been. This is so appreciated!

We were blessed to see almost everyone in our families during Thanksgiving. This was wonderful.

We put our tree up tonight. It's up, yet undecorated. Jadyn and I will work on that tomorrow.


Jboo said...

Oh Laura -- I've been thinking about you and how hard this must have been for all of you. Take care.


Kim said...

Laura, I'm so sorry to read this. I'm just now getting caught up on your posts. I pray God will fill all of you with His peace and give you comfort during this very difficult time.

sunshine said...

I'm happy that everything went well and that you were satisfied with the funeral.
I'm so sorry that you guys have to go through this and that your husband is now sick on top of it all.
It will be a difficult Christmas this year.

My Father died 12 years ago (on Dec 1) and sometimes I still expect to see him or want to tell him something.
When I drive past our old home, I feel like if I went up the laneway, I would see him sitting in the kitchen..looking out the window waiting for me.
It takes time. :(

You know where I am if you need me.

Jean said...

So Glad you are safely home. It is quit an emotional rollercoaster losing someone you love so much. I am so sorry for your loss.

The first year is the most difficult. Healing comes slow but no matter how long they are gone you will always miss him. Jim and I both miss our parents so much.


hollym. said...

Hi Laura,
I've been praying,thinking, and wondering how things have been going for you all.

We lost my Dad Christmas Eve, 2000 and I(we)still miss him every day. A piece of my heart died when he did and I've never really been the same person as I was. I'm ok and good but not the same person. But God never changes and that's what I hold onto.

Everyone grieves in a different way. There is no right or wrong way to feel about losing someone we love. I feel your pain and loneliness for your hubby's Father.

I'll continue to pray. I'm just so sorry for your loss.

Gail said...

Laura, Just wanted you to know you and your family have been in my thoughts. My husband's father died 17 years ago. Grieving can be a difficult process and it's different for husband thinks about and misses his father every single day.

You continue to be in my thoughts at this time.


Sue said...

It was nice to see you tonight. Again, I am so sorry about your father in law. I will keep you in our thoughts. HUGS

Kristy said...

Laura all of you have been on my mind. I am glad all of you are home safe and sound. I know it is a hard time, when my father in law passed away it was such a surreal feeling, and my heart just broke into a million pieces for my husband.

Have fun decorating and again I am glad all of you are home safe.

Love and blessings, Kristy

Laura L. said...

Thank you SO much to all of you. Your prayers and kind comments mean so much to us. Thank you!