Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Life Lately

Good morning. I hope that you survived the scorching heat this weekend. I am looking forward to a little respite from the heat and frankly from life. On July 11th we received a call that my father-in-law wasn't doing well and would probably not make it until the weekend, less than an hour later he had passed away.  Soon after we received another call that my mother-in-law was admitted to the hospital. In a mad rush we packed our bags, canceled appointments, dropped the pups at camp and high tailed it to the Midwest. Since then we have laughed, cried, and shared countless stories,  we celebrated a wonderful life and spent hours at the bedside of my mother-in-law who thankfully is doing a lot better. We arrived home yesterday and now it is time to tackle the piles of mail and packages, get back to work and ready the house for guests arriving later this week. 

I hope that you have a great day! 


  1. So sorry to hear of your FIL's passing. Life is mercurial at best.

  2. My deepest sympathies Elizabeth, so sorry for your loss. xx

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that your fil passed away Elizabeth!
    I'm happy to hear that your mil is doing ok though! I'm giving you a virtual hug! Take care!

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss and I hope your mother-in-law is doing much better.

  5. I'm thinking of you, and your husband, who has lost his father. But especially of your mother-in-law, who must be feeling so lost at this moment.

    1. Thank you. We are devastated by the loss of my father in law, he was a wonderful man. My mother-in-law is doing so much better. Thank you for your kind words.

  6. Elizabeth I'm so sorry to hear about the emotionally hectic-and I'm sure draining--weeks you've been going through. I know your in-laws have had struggles with health over the years but it sounds like your FIL's sudden demise was still a sudden surprise. I'm sorry for his loss and sad for your mother-in-law although it sounds like everyone came together to celebrate his life and his specialness in the world. My condolences to your husband too. I hope now that you're home you find time to relax and get your bearings again. I just wrote a post on loss and as I've been learning, it's so important that we allow ourselves to be with our feelings with an accepting heart. It's hard, I know.
    I wish we lived closer I would love to show up on your doorstep for coffee and a long walk outdoors. Oh, and I would have to taste one of your amazing desserts.
    love to you dear friend.

  7. Elizabeth I hope your mother in law is doing better and I am sorry for the loss of your father in law. We have been there and done that. All of our parents have passed. I am from the Midwest originally, Indiana...nicest people in the world!

  8. Such sad news regarding the loss of your father-in-law, my deepest condolences to your family Elizabeth. Hoping your mother-in-law improves each day, is able to manage her grief and start afresh later with wonderful memories.

  9. I am so sorry. May you find peace and comfort during this very difficilt time. God Bless you and your family.


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