Monday, November 22, 2010

Thoughts this Week

This post is kinda all over the place. Just so much on my mind these days. For one I can't believe it's Thanksgiving this week. It's emotional for me and my hubby. I remember when I used to love the holidays as a child or even when I was a little older. As some of you know I have been writing everyday something I'm thankful for which as been fun. It makes you stop and think of just how thankful we should be.

My Grandpa died on Thanksgiving 24 yrs ago it was a lot to handle but I'm saving that for a different post. My husband Paul lost his Mom quite a while ago but right around Thanksgiving time. He was only 13 years old. I think of how that had to hurt. So I try real hard to be upbeat for him this week. There is just something about your Mom you always want , it never goes away.

Then on Dec 1 is 3 years since we said Goodbye to a child we never got to hold or see but we loved that baby so much. It's better for us we can both talk about things and feelings we have now.

For me it's being so far from my family. I'm not complaining but I miss them and I get to go home in June for my brother's wedding. I'm so excited !!!!! Sunday my sister Colleen had Thanksgiving at her house for our side of the family. Well she called me and I got to talk to everyone and even laugh but there were tears on both ends of the phone. I'm glad she called me , I felt like part of me was there.

I guess out of all of this is I wish Heaven had a phone line that we could call and talk to one another. I think how I miss ones that aren't here but then I think because I accepted Jesus into my heart and I believe. That one day I will be with all those I love and others to meet. That's what gets me through is knowing that one day this life will be over and I'm so thankful I'm heaven bound.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad you got to talk with everyone. The holidays are always emotional as we think about those who have left us that we loved so much. It's not easy being away from family either. I would love to be in Florida for Thanksgiving with my family but that would only work if my immediate family went too! It's just so costly to fly everyone. ((HUGS))

Kristin said...

I can relate to this post, Caroline. I wish I could talk to my mom....that's true, there's just something about your mom that it's just so hard to be apart, no matter how many years go by. But, so thankful that I am Heaven bound too. I hope you do have a nice Thanksgiving. :)

Trennia said...

I totally agree with you.

That corgi :) said...

I think it is always hard to lose a loved one, but around the holidays it is extra hard to "enjoy" that holiday afterwards. My mom died close to Christmas a few years ago and I have the toughest of times getting through that season (to the point I would avoid it if I could). But you are right, we are heaven bound and we will get to see our loved ones again!

Glad you were able to talk with family members though the other day; that helps a bit I do believe!


Linda said...

Oh I know it is hard at Holiday time Caroline... and we do miss all of our loved ones who are no longer here on earth.

But we just have to get through it with God's help. The Holidays are kinda Bittersweet for most of us I think.

I enjoy seeing my girls get silly together like when they were kids. And I like to watch all of my grandkids together. All of them are growing up, so we don't have real little ones anymore. I kinda miss having little babies around.

Harrison is 3 so he is the youngest. But he tries to keep up with Silas and Jonas who are 7 and 9. And then they go all the way up to 20 years old. Quite a group.

I am glad you all got to talk on the phone together. I wish I had some left to call...but now I am the oldest in my family. And John is the oldest in his immediate family too.

We have all of our blog friends to share our joys and our sorrows with now though! (:>) And I do appreciate you Caroline.

God Bless you!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Sarita Boyette said...

I'm sorry you have had such sadness around this time of year.
I know what you mean about missing your "home", too. But we do have homes to be thankful for - the love, good marriage, and Christian parts are very important. So glad you got to talk to your family. xoxoxo

Holly said...

I sure wish Heaven had a phone line too! If only, huh?

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