Feb 12, 2016

Valentine Prayer for January 9

We had been doing our valentine prayers to each other a day early so we could share them timely with those following us on this endeavor. Hubby did this one before we got the news that his sister had passed away on Monday, January 8, at 6:07 p.m. He really tried to do another one on Tuesday, but his heart was not in it and neither was mine.
On January 8, we had heard the news around noon that Beverly had only hours to live and so I did this prayer for hubby in preparation for the next day.
After work while we waited (before I did the cleaning job and we went to a Bible study), we worked on a coloring book to mail to our granddaughter Ellie for Valentine's day. We decided to color the first page for her.
We did not know it, but we were actually coloring this page when Beverly passed away.  We were at the Bible study when the word came in on the phone text.

I know I'm weird in the way I think sometimes, but the very last thing we said to Beverly was our announcement that we are going to be grandparents again, another little girl. And then the very last thing we were doing was to be making a connection with our granddaughter, Ellie. I think I might always remember that.  I'm not sure if God is trying to tell me anything through that circumstance or not, but I do find it interesting.

We've had a lot of family drama this week and many hurt feelings, so I am behind in sharing all this.  I cried for two days straight and I don't think I've cried so hard so much in I do not know when. We sat at the kitchen table a lot and just talked and cried. I was almost non-functional. I did manage to keep up with my Job readings and commenting for the chapters, but did not do much else. I went to work but was pretty useless at work, crying at work too.
Here is our finished first pages that we stuck in the mail with a card. I sure wish we lived closer than 12 hours away from our granddaughter.  I sure miss the opportunity to be a Grandma.