Friday, October 17, 2008

Gratitude.

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.

We are doing okay. Thank you dysfunctional mom for your linky love. You are amazing. Now. Jump your butt on a plane and come here fast. :-)

All your kind words and prayers are appreciated very, very much. You have helped my healing by simply caring. I find so much comfort from each and everyone of you. Thanks just doesn't seem to be enough to say.

As you can imagine, we are busy. I am torn on my feelings of just wanting to get this funeral over with as I am overwhelmed with speaking to the funeral home, church, caterer, family friends etc. (which coincidentally soothes me as well which is odd!) yet I want to procrastinate the inevitable. I am a procrastinator by nature. But this is something I don't have control of.

So many ask what they can do and all I ask is some prayers for the future without my FIL (father-in-law) just a phone call away or a hour trip. I did mention to my friends that are near that they can do my laundry or rub my feet but so far there are no volunteers. A massage would be helpful as well. Oh I suppose my husband could use a back massage as well however I deserve a longer one. I think the golden rule should be "Those who have the milk jugs should get whatever they want!"

In all seriousness.....thank you for your thoughts. And don't forget to pray for those her are in a much deeper situation then us. It can always be worse. This was my FIL mantra. ;-)

9 comments:

Kel said...

As always you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
~K

Kori said...

Aww Krissy I just love you my friends. Praying for all.

A Buns Life said...

Well, I know that I would NOT rub your feet either, because I hate feet, but I would totally do your laundry and probably even clean your house and make you dinner while I was at it.....it is the least that I could do and really such an easy task for such a good friend. Hugs to you and lots of love.

Kathryn said...

More prayers headed your way. :)

Momisodes said...

I wish I were closer.

Sending many hugs and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Blessings From Above said...

"Those who have the milk jugs should get whatever they want!"

I love it!!!

Seriously though, you have been in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Mayhem lost his father this March....it is very difficult to lose someone you love.

Hope you find some peace soon!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm too far away to rub your feet, and for that I am thankful. =)
Still sending love!
xoxo

April said...

Oh Krissy, this sucks! I'm so very sorry for you and your family's loss. Your father-in-law sounded like he knew 100% how much he was loved by all of you and this is the most important part. I'm sending you some healing, loving energy right now!