Friday, July 14, 2017

An emotional week

What a week this has been!

It started out as a fun visit from these guys and their parents.  Their dad was a little stressed by the time they left, and we ended up having a few  hurtful words that hurt both our feelings.  Sometimes I think I must be a horrible person.  

Then this happened.  We were notified that one of our family members was killed in the plane crash.  I had just met these people a couple months ago.  (hubby's cousins)  Such a sad day.

On the same day, we found out that another cousin would be having surgery for colon cancer this week.  My mom died of colon cancer this month, two years ago.  My emotions have been all over the place.

A friend of the family , who is very ill, physically and mentally, was found in a ditch this week, naked, without his artificial leg, and confused.  He is still in the hospital.

Another friend who is going through chemo treatments for bladder cancer, posted a selfie on Facebook this week.  It made me so sad.  She looks so sick.

I have made an appointment for my dad, to have his long time faithful companion, Missy, put to sleep on Monday.  She is old, she has gone blind and deaf, is barely eating enough to keep her alive,  and she sleeps outside in the hot garage.  I'm sure she is miserable.  This will happen on Monday.  I've never been a part of having an animal put to sleep.

We reconnected with old friends last week, which ended up bringing up a bad memory for all.  Funny how we remember the 'bad' more than all the 'good'.

I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm just documenting the week, trying to sort out some feelings.

God  has always been and is still in control.  This I know.


  1. I'm sitting here with my eyes full of tears for you. That is too much sadness for one person to handle. Please let God help you with your heartache. I will be keeping everyone, including you, in my prayers. Take care....((HUGS))

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about all this, Stay positive and think that there is sunshine above the clouds and soon the clouds will disappear and everything will get better. I will keep you in my prayers.

  3. What a sad rough week for you. Sometimes things just bunch up all at once. I hope the rest of the summer brings you moments of joy.

  4. Those weeks are sure not fun at all. Much love and prayers coming your way.

  5. Its not fair that so many sad things happen at once. So sorry to hear that your heart is hurting. You are a sweet person!! I am thinking of you and saying a prayer for strength. Debbie J.

  6. Gosh Penny so much badness/sadness at one time. I hope things are looking up soon. Get plenty of rest, and be good to YOU!!

  7. That is way too much bad news and happenings for one week. I hope that is the end of it and next week gives you relief from the stress.

  8. Oh, wow, Penny. My life has been hectic and hard lately and I was feeling sorry for myself tonight. Reading your post put it all in perspective. I will keep you and your friends/family in my prayers and hope you can find comfort.

  9. Terrible week for you. Horrible and my heart hurts for you. I know that you are documenting as well as sharing the things that have happened. I am so sorry about all the loses. This has been a season of loss for me also and it is taking time to rest and process everything. Hugs and may you be refreshed soon.

  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband's cousin in that crash and for everything else that you are going through. My prayers are with you. Take time to process and grieve and be good to yourself. YOu need that right now too.

  11. Hi sweetie - I had read your post about a week ago, without commenting [time constraints] but with much prayer for you. Big big big hugs, my dear.


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