Monday, December 20, 2010

Life Happens at the Most Unexpected Moments

This weekend my husband and I hosted our annual family Christmas gathering for his side of the family. Apart from my brother-in-law (a Colonel and Doctor in the army), and one nephew and his family from Seattle, the entire family was present. There were 53 of us gathered at my home on Saturday.

Sadly, in the midst of our Christmas Celebration we received news that my husband's Mother passed away at the age of 92. It was quite unexpected, and was a sad note to our family celebration, yet, there was comfort in having our entire family together at a time of loss. We shared a prayer and thoughts about the life of someone that we loved.

Not only are we preparing for the holiday closure, but I also am preparing to bury someone very dear to my heart. I will do my best to make sure your orders are processed before our closure, but at this point, I can't promise. Please understand that this is a difficult time for my family and sometimes life happens at the most unexpected moments.

I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.



Veronica said...

Very sorry for your loss! I have suffered two deaths in my family, two months apart from each other. Death is very hard to deal with, especially around the holidays. I wish you and your family the strength to get through these tough times!

Denise said...

Veronica, thank you for your post. We all experience loss. Sadly none of us are exempt. No matter the time of year, it is painful. Your kind condolences are very appreciated.