Two days ago we had news that my mother in law was put into hospice. She has died today.
This means instead of being home on Sunday, we’ll be traveling across the country to the funeral.
Keep us in your thoughts, since this means I’ll be driving a lot, which frankly scares the heck out of me, but also that life is going to be a mess for another week. If all goes well we’ll be back home in a week and a day.
If you guys send me guest posts, much appreciated. And posting WILL be a little erratic.
I’ll try to bob up once a day, no promises on time, though.
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Hope you and yours are holding up. You’ve kept the rest of us sane when we needed it; do what you need.
Be safe. Our prayers go with you.
Both you and Dan take care.
My condolences to you and Dan. Be safe traveling.
Christ in the front seat, Christ in the back seat,
In the trunk, under the hood.
Christ on the roof and Christ at the tires,
Christ at the steering wheel.
Christ in the rearview,
Christ in the side mirrors,
Christ in the tank,
Christ in the shocks,
Christ on the road and the shuntpike,
Christ at the gas station and at the rest stop,
Christ at the hotel, Christ at the diner,
Christ in the semi, Christ in the biker,
Christ in every cop and stranger,
Christ between you and every danger.
– “The Celica of St. Patrick”
You have kept this motley crew going for…well I don’t know how long really….we can certainly hold you up now. Go. Do what needs to be done, we will be here when you get back; with lots of cat posts and randomness (you know how good we are at that!).
Don’t forget our dogs! May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion Sarah and Dan. Safe travels.
Sympathy for your loss, and fingers crossed that no more bad news (for you) happens any time soon.
Dan, I am very sorry to hear about this. Losing a parent is hard, and strange.
I’m so sorry.
I’m very sorry, please accept my prayers and sympathy.
Prayers from Tripp and I for safe journeys and comfort during this time.
Prayers, condolences, and sympathy from Casa Osborn. I’ve been where you are, Sarah, and Darrell where Dan is. It isn’t easy. Pop us a message if you need anything.
I am truly sorry to hear that. May God’s Angels protect you and guide you on your trip.
I will be praying for you and your family. Do what you need to do to care for yourself and your husband. We’ll be fine here.
Damn, that’s awful. I’m sorry to hear this – you all have my deepest condolences and sympathy.
So very sorry to hear this. You guys will be in my prayers tonight. Safe travels. ❤️
So sorry. Praying for you.
My condolences, Sarah; I have been there. You and yours are in my prayers. Please do what you need to do and travel safe. We’ll be here whenever you come back.
Condolences. Safe travels and a peaceful resolution to funereal duties (those can sometimes be among the most stressful). Remember to eat.
I am so sorry to hear that My prayers for your Husband, you and your family. May God hold her in his hands
My prayers for you and your family.
Be safe on your journey.
We will go crazy for you, don’t worry about us. The place will still be recognizable when you get back. Mostly.
Very sorry for you and your family’s loss, Mrs. Hoyt. We’ll pray for you all.
Posting should not be erratic – posting should be abated. If you have thoughts that want expression that is one thing, but your attention ought not be on this blog except as source of support and comfort.
Beloved Spouse, Daughtorial Unit & I send our sympathies and our prayers. May flights of angels warn other drivers on your way.
Condolences and prayers for you and your family, and for all whose lives were touched by your MIL. Comfort or strength as needed, and safe travels. Take care of yourselves and don’t worry about us.
My condolences, Sarah.
May her memory be for a blessing.
Sympathies to you and Dan on the loss, and on the hardships of the trip.
I’ll be praying for you and yours.
Sorry to hear about your MIL. Hugs.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family.
Well, shit. So sorry to hear this. It’s so important to say ‘I love you’. My girlfriend died almost exactly 5 years ago. She was pissed, and harangued for half an hour on the phone about nothing in particular. I said ‘I love you’. She said ‘I love you too’.
Be safe, mourn free. We’ll be here for you.
please give dan a hug for me.
Sarah and Dan, Em and I are sorry for your loss. Take care of family.
So sorry for your loss. Please travel safely.
That’s so hard. Think straight and be safe. Don’t push past what you can do traveling. Tell me if there is anything I can do. She is in the hands of God but you still need to take care of yourselves.
So sorry to hear this! Hugs to you and Dan. We will hold you and your family in the Light.
So sorry. Take care of yourselves.
Sorry to hear this happened. I’ve been there several years ago, and it’s not any easier now. Stay safe, and post only if you feel you want to. We’ll keep the place intact until you get back.
[Hands the aardvark a paint brush. Don’t ask. 🙂 ]
[Sarah walks in, looks around with hands on hips] “Where did all these fish come from? And why is everything purple?”
Hey, it’s not as bad as the time we opened a wormhole in the basement…
Oh, and tell the aardvark to remember to use semi-gloss paint this time.
Go in peace and find comfort in reflection about a long life.
Prayer flag raised, both for safety and for comfort and strength in this time of sorrow.
Please accept my sincere sympathies for yourself on the loss of your mother-in-law, your husband on the loss of his mother, and your sons on the loss of their grandmother.
May you have traveling mercy on your trip there and back.
Prayers for you, Dan, your family and safe travels. Godspeed.
Sorry to hear about your mother in law, Sarah. Have a safe trip on the highways.
No need to post on my account, I’ll still be here next week you know.
I am sorry for you loss. Words, I know that have little meaning now. To live it is to get through it and the sun will shine again.
In the end there are no friends
They drop off one by one.
Then stands alone the last of all
The one who’s like no other.
She calls you dear, and love, and son:
The one that you call Mother.
Oh no. My deepest condolences, Sarah.
Simply had to add my sympathies.
Well, crap. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Sympathies, condolences and prayers.
You don’t need to post for our sakes.
Will be trying not to spill controversy where it troubles you.
My condolences. Drive carefully – the roads are worse when one is distracted by loss.
my sympathies to you and your family
I’m so sorry to hear that. My condolences and good luck.
We’ll be ok. You take care of you and yours.
My sympathies to you and your family and my prayers for safe traveling.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Please travel safely.
Thoughts and Prayers from the spouse and I.
Prayers, and more prayers.
Love and gentle hugs.
So sorry to hear about your family’s loss. Deepest condolences and many prayers.
Sorry for your pain. Please take care and be gentile on yourselves and each other as you deal with this.
Sadness… stay safe as you make your farewells.
My condolences to your family. Take care of each other as you mourn your loss.
Condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace.
Condolences. Take care of yourself and your family. And remember (as you well know and reminded all of us not long ago) grief is individual, there is no “should.”
Dan, Sarah & family, prayers uplifted. Please take care of yourselves, and don’t worry about the rest of us, there are much more important things at the moment.
My condolences to you, Dan and your sons. You will be in my prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. Safe travels.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your whole family are in my prayers.
I am so sorry
Sarah, my condolences to Dan and yourself. Take the time you both need, support each other, and you will get thru this. May you travel safely always.
My sincere condolences, Sarah, and Dan.
My condolences to Dan and to you, and alk your family. I apogize for not seeing this yesterday.
I’m so sorry, Sarah. Please accept our condolences; you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences on your loss. I, too, pray for safe travels on your journey.
Good thing you got some driving practice in recently. Something tells me that may not have been a coincidence . . .
I’m still terrified, but hey….
Condolences to you and Dan on your loss. It’s hard. No escaping it. Praying for you.
Wishing you safe travel and no hassles about masks.
Please don’t worry or stress about posting.
I have missed you on PJ Media and glad I came here to look for you.
May the Comforter be with you and your family during this loss, period of adjustments and travels.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for safe travels and comfort.
BIL mother passed away this morning. They’ve been expecting it, not expecting it, for a time now. She volunteered into assisted living a few years ago, left, then almost immediately got forced back into to one (not the better one she was in, that placement had a waiting list, it was already filled) by her doctor. Not too long ago, with a longer delay than family wanted (Covid closures) she was finally transferred into full time memory care. She fell & broke her arm last weekend. BIL & Sis raced home (almost couldn’t I-5 south closed after they passed through). She was 89, almost 90, along with memory problems, had a slow cancer (not treated because, slow, she would have fought the treatment not understanding what was going on). BIL dad passed away over 15 years ago.
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