*My former work partner, Vicki, suddenly passed away. She was my age and just a beautiful person.
*We have all been sick. My nemesis is back... bronchitis! Yeah me! I have been down for almost a week. I feel like I might have turned the corner finally. A girl can hope anyway.
*Chuck's beloved Aunt Wanda passed away. Wanda has been struggling with health issues for as long as Chuck and I have been together (15 yrs.). The last few years her quality of life has not been good. Two weeks ago when she started to decline she opted for no more treatment and asked to be removed from all medication except insulin and pain medication. After she was weaned from 19 different medications her mind was clear and we are so thankful for the gift of heartfelt conversations. I love Wanda dearly and her passing has been bittersweet. We are full of sorrow that she is no longer with us but also feel joy at the thought that she is healed and whole again. The showing is tonight and the funeral is tomorrow.
I know that bullet points might seem a little cold, but emotions have been running high around here. If my little family happens to pass through your thoughts this weekend we could use some prayer for strength, comfort and healing.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1