Just a quick note: I haven't abandoned the blog world. I have plenty to say and amazing things to share about God's overwhelming peace and blessings despite the extreme heartache. However, I still need a few more days to let my brain process all that has gone on. I want my post about Daddy's homecoming to be special and it to fully reflect the life of the man who has left my heart so empty. At the moment, I'm just so incredibly overwhelmed with exhaustion, gratitude, and so many things still feel so surreal. Losing a parent is horrible, but to lose him during the holidays and in such a way is even more excruciating.
Thank you to all of you that are checking in to see if I have posted. Thank you to all of you who are praying us through these difficult days. Thank you to all of you that have blessed us beyond our wildest dreams in taking care of us as we try to refocus our lives towards a "new" normal. Thanks most especially to all of you that are helping me catch my breath in whatever way that happens to be at the moment.
In short, I am doing OK. Roller coaster ride doesn't even begin to describe this whirlwind, but for every moment of complete breakdown there has been two moments of complete peace and gratitude.
I'll be "back" to the blog world when I can process the thoughts in my head to the keyboard! Love to all of you! Please know that I still believe that God is good and though I don't understand His plan in the very least, I believe in HIM and believe His purpose is just so grand that our human hearts just can't understand it at the moment.