Hello my dear friends.
I'm just popping in briefly to say hi as it's been a while.
We've been away for over a week visiting our daughter and her family in Alberta for Christmas. We just got home late last night at 1:00 in the morning. We had a wonderful time visiting with them and enjoyed our sweet grandson, Ewan, so much! Christmas was lovely and the weather, which is usually very cold, was unseasonably mild. Wouldn't you know I took too many cold weather clothes! :)
Today our day started with a phone call at 6:30 in the morning. One of 'those' calls that you don't want to get. My mother-in-law had just passed away a bit earlier after a period of failing health. She is now gone to be with Jesus and her loved ones who have gone on before her. We said our good byes before we went away not knowing when she'd be called home but trusting in God's will and perfect timing. And, how perfect it was!
Our daughter and her family are arriving within the hour on the very flight we came in on last night. I think Ewan will be quite confused to see us here after we just left him at his house yesterday at noon! God is so good isn't he? We flew across the country yesterday and they have today.
So our new year will start off with a sad note as we say good-bye to a wonderful mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. We wouldn't wish her back at the age of 94 but there is an empty spot in our hearts and lives with her gone. Clara's 'going away party' is on Tuesday. (I love that song by Jeff and Sherri Easter)
Clara, Murray and Ewan ~ September 2010
I wish each and every one of you many blessings for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012!
I will be back blogging soon. I've missed seeing all your posts but try to peek in once in a while. The family will be here all week so I doubt I'll get a chance. I'll be enjoying our family, celebrating the 'home going' of a loved one and playing with Ewan!
Happy New Year!
God bless you!
Love and hugs,