Hi everyone, please forgive one more week of unexpectedness. Normally, I host the Tell His Story (#tellhisstory) linkup on the first and third (and sometimes fifth) Tuesdays of the month. Lisa Jordan hosts on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
July has been a stressful month in the Takenaka household. We had planned a trip to visit family and to attend a memorial service for my brother-in-law, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. On July 14th, after a long battle with cancer, my mother-in-law passed into eternity. Not surprisingly, our trip and our time with family were filled with emotion. I stayed in town for an extra week to help with packing up the items in my mother-in-law’s home.
When this posts, I will be traveling home, and I’m hoping life begins to settle down. Lisa Jordan has very kindly offered to host this week’s linkup. I intend to post next Tuesday. Thank you so much for staying with me during this crazy season. You are such a blessing in my life!
Head on over to Lisa’s place and link up your encouraging posts! I can’t wait to connect with everyone next week!
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Continuing to pray for you and your family – how tough one death is – but, 2 is so very difficult in an already grief-stricken state of mind.
I pray all will settle for you and yours with REJOICING in the near, near future!
Joy, thank you so much for your prayers. I know you’ve faced your own difficult circumstances in recent months. Thank you, friend.
Hey Jeanne … I just want to let you know that I am praying for you and your family. Much love to you in Christ.
Thank you so much for the prayers, Mickey!!
So sorry for your losses. May the Lord comfort you alll.
Thank you, Deb. God’s presence has definitely been a comfort for us.
Sorry to read about your losses, Jeanne. That is tough stuff. May you have find comfort and rest in Him.
Thank you, Lynn. God has truly made His presence known through all of this season.
Praying for you & your family Jeanne in this time of grief.
Thank you so much for your prayers, Jennifer. They mean so much to our family!
A season now of grief and pain,
of mourning, and of loss,
for gratitude for what remains,
for counting up the cost
of what it truly means to love
within our mortal days;
though vacant seems the sky above,
we still need offer praise
to a God who seems so distant now
(on coffin-lid, handful of dirt),
but as you weep, remember how
He too bore the hurt
of the need to step away
on His Son’s own dying-day.
Andrew, your poem is beautiful, filled with gentle truth. THank you for the encouragement to find God in the midst of the hard season and to praise Him. He is always worthy of our praise. Praying for you, friend.
I am so sorry for the loss of you MIL! Praying for God’s comfort and refreshing fill you!
Thanks for your words and your prayers, Maryleigh!
Praying for you and your family.
No need to apologize, Jeanne. So sorry for all the losses that your family is experiencing this year. 🙁 Being with them is most important. Blessings on your travels.
Thank you, Lisa. I so appreciate your words.
I’m so sorry for these losses. Praying for grace and comfort for your family.
Thank you, Barbara, for your prayers. We truly appreciate them!