Thursday, October 13, 2005

Weekend Away

I'm going away for the weekend to spend time with my family - parents and siblings - as we come together to help my brother's family deal with their loss. My sister-in-law, Diane, lost her father suddenly this week and they are flying home for his services.

Since they live in Seattle, we don't get to see one another as often as we'd like, and as their time here is limited, we are trying to find some moments in the midst of sadness to celebrate our love for one another and the gift of being a close family.

Here in Kansas the promise is for a picture-perfect, "October Bright Blue" weekend. I wish you all a safe and wonderful few days, no matter what the weather brings. Enjoy your time, enjoy each other and remember your own gifts and blessings.

'til we meet again...

5 comments:

McSwain said...

I pray that despite the circumstances, you'll have a blessed time with your family.

clew said...

It's a shame that it sometimes takes a tragedy to bring a group together. As Cheryl said, I hope that the comfort of your reunion with loved ones and the warmth of collective remembrance will soften the sadness.

You're in my prayers!

Pete Mitchell said...

It's sad that you have to reunite under such sad circumstances. But maybe the reunion is the silver lining for that particular dark cloud. May you find the silver this week-end.

{And from deep thoughts to self-absorbed shallowness, thank you for your kind words on my blog. The turkeys voted me off the island. :) }

naive-no-more said...

How was your weekend? We missed you in blog land.

Macromoments said...

Lori, I know the unique pain of losing a parent suddenly, without warning. My prayers are with your family.