Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Spin Cycle

We had plans ... a month filled with travel, family and fun!  The fun began with me traveling to  Albuquerque on June 27th.

We filled the days with coffee, reminiscing, talking politics and sharing recipes.  When together, my mother-in-law and I always fell into a comfortable routine of enjoying each others company.  After a few days, we began preparing for our travel to the midwest.

Everything was going as planned.
And then ... in an instant ... without warning ... we found ourselves here.  Our world was spinning ... plans changed ... we couldn't control anything.
During her 13 days in ICU, we rode an emotional roller coaster.  There were moments of hope ... moments of despair ... signs of improvement ... signs of decline.  Everything was happening at warp speed, and prayer was the only place where I could find calm.  My mother-in-law and I share a strong faith, I felt her with me while I prayed.  Eventually ... we had to say good-bye ... she traveled to her heavenly home ... her loved ones left in this earthly life are still in spin cycle.

Today we begin our journey to the midwest ... not for the reasons originally intended ... but to say our formal good-bye.

"A new command I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."   John 13:34


  1. "And the trumpets sounded for her on the other side." (paraphrase from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  3. Holding you in prayers during these next days and weeks. Love to you and Mr. Dilly Dally.

  4. Bonne Marie BurnsJuly 26, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Holding you and your family deep in my heart as you journey through this challenging time...so sorry for your loss...

  5. Very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

  6. I'm so glad you had some wonderful time with your mother in law. Precious memories. I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. ��

  7. So sorry for your loss. How fortunate that you got to spend her last days together.