Another sad good-bye

It has been a stressful, sad time of late. 

My dearly loved father-in-law passed peacefully from this life in the wee hours of June 10 with many of us, his family, near. It was a special, quiet, reverent time, although very difficult until his pain could be brought to a manageable level again. Breakthrough cancer pain is horrible. The minister came to pray with him and us, which brought assurance to his soul, and a last broad smile to his face.

Preparations have been completed … the service and reception scheduled for Sunday afternoon, June 14.

I will miss my father-in-law tremendously. He was a constant in my life for 39 years, and has been a wonderful role model for my husband and children. (My beloved looks so much like his dad and is very similar to him – and that’s a good thing.)

Now you know why I have not posted much lately. My energy and focus have been mostly elsewhere. I will get back to some sort of posting schedule as soon as I can.

Thank you for understanding.

Please check out the following information. We had known about asbestosis but had never heard of mesothelioma until my dad-in-law’s diagnosis. It is, and will be, affecting far more people than even, as yet, realize it exists – until it surfaces.

http://www.medicinenet.com/mesothelioma/article.htm

http://www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

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19 responses to “Another sad good-bye

  1. Dear Lynn, my heart and my prayers go out to you in the loss of your father-in-law. Holding you close in my heart.

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  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. Virtual hug heading your way.

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  3. I’m truly sorry for your loss Lynn. No wonder it’s been such a stressful time.I’m quite sure the effects will be felt for a long while but the memories will carry you through.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  4. May the shalom of our LORD be with you and all your family during this difficult time as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May our LORD touch each of your hearts with love, comfort and strength every step of the way.

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  5. I am so very sorry to hear this Lynn. You have been fortunate to have had a wonderful father-in-law. Blessings to you and the family. ❤

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  6. My heartfelt sympathies for your loss Lynn. Lean on the LORD. He is your rock and solace. Please express my sympathies to your family.

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  7. So sorry for your loss, Lynn. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and your family. It’s never easy losing a parent. It’s good that you had a good relationship with your father-in-law. Not everyone can say that. The passing of someone in our lives leaves an empty place in our hearts until we come to that place where we are able to look back at our memories of them with fondness and realize that empty place is no longer there. It all takes time.

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    • Thank you, Laura. I very much appreciate your kind words and your prayers. Everyone seems to be doing quite well, although, of course, the waves of loss sweep over when unexpected. Once things get “back to normal” it will be my husband who will find it harder as he will miss his Saturday morning chats over coffee with his dad. There is much adjusting to take place, and as you say – we have fond memories.

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  8. Us over here (Josie, Mom, Dad are sending our prayers. I’ve missed your posts, but I understand why you haven’t been present. Just know that we will be there in spirit

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    • Thanks so much, dear Erik and family; prayers are appreciated. We’re doing fine, although I am so very tired this week. I’m hoping to get back into some kind of schedule soon.

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  9. losing someone we care about it feels very upset … lose it due to cancer caused due to asbestos powder … therefore we should be holding socialization about the dangers of asbestos for health for all of us … thanks for the info

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    • Welcome to my blog!
      I see you have started a blog about asbestos use. I wish you well with that.
      Canada is now trying to implement a No Asbestos standard, which I hope goes through. Death caused by asbestos-related diseases is horrible and should have been prevented long ago.
      Thank you for your comment.

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