Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The past six weeks have been hard.

This has been a busy week for Chris and I. We spent last Saturday celebrating an early Thanksgiving at his parents house and had a good time. Since then, he's been working on putting Christmas lights on the house. Every year he puts more and more on it. Soon we'll be lighting up all of Paris, Arkansas if he doesn't watch out.

I don't know if I've told you, but we've had some loss in the family this past six weeks. Chris has had 2 Uncle's die unexpectedly of the same type of Cancer, and my sister lost her baby, which has about killed us all. Today we found out that Chris' Aunt Bonnie (her husband is one of Chris's Uncles that died) was found unconscious at her home. The doctor's are not giving a hopeful prognosis. They believe she is brain dead and a neurologist is supposed to be checking her out tomorrow.

Chris of course is trying to be strong and keep it together. As a boy, he hung out with both Bonnie and David all the time. They were his favorite relatives. They weren't able to have children of their own, so Chris was spoiled and loved by them with open arms and loving hearts.

All of the loss we have experienced this year has made me realize how precious life really is. For the first time in years, I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving and being with relatives I only see at holidays that usually drive me crazy. Maybe it's time not to take such things for granted anymore.


  1. So sorry to hear about your and Chris's losses. ((((big hugs))) My heart goes out to you. It's a definite reminder not to take such things for granted, and to treasure time with our families.

  2. Thank you for your kind words Ava:)

  3. Tell Chris we're sorry for your loss. It's always something, isn't it? Talking to both Jack and Shawn, I think we all agree that this year has sucked, hasn't it?
    Jack and I will keep you and Chris in our thoughts. Poor Chris.
    Stay safe, Shell Bell.

  4. Email me later and let me know how things are going. Tell Chris we'll be thinking and praying for your family.
    Let me know if you need anything.

  5. Ah, sweetie. I understand very much. Don't forget to take care of yourself

  6. Our prayers will be with you. I hope everything turns out okay.

    Here's hoping you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Thanks y'all. We're still in limbo about her condition. I honestly think she'll be gone soon. She's on a ventilator and they believe she's brain dead.
    Thanks for the support and kind words my friends. I really appreciate it.

  8. I've been away for a few days, so I'm just now getting caught up with everyone. I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are still in my prayers.