Monday, June 29, 2009

Crazy, Sad, Whilrwind of a Summer

It's been just over a week since my last blog about Mike Wazowski. We're still healing... and now we're dealing with the soon-to-be passing of TJ's grandma. I'll try my best to explain the whirlwind this summer has been so far:

We left for Florida a day earlier than planned two weeks ago because TJ's grandma was diagnosed with lung cancer and given six months to live. We wanted to make sure we saw her as much as possible, so we jumped in the car and hit the road. After visiting with her some we headed over to the St. Pete area for my brother's wedding. So far this event has been the only shining star in our otherwise crappy summer. It was a beautiful event! If we weren't dealing with the death of our beloved dog, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it even more... but, what can ya' do?

When we got back into Orlando we realized that TJ's grandma health was rapidly decreasing, so we made sure we saw her as much as possible. We left Florida knowing we would be back soon... but we didn't think it would be three days soon. Since TJ has his student ministry camp next week and some other travel arrangement-hoops that we need to jump through, we're back in the car tomorrow. We're praying for grandma to not be in any more pain, and also praying for the rest of the family as we deal with our loss. I can't imagine trying to explain the loss to Tre - he still doesn't quite understand what happened with Mike Wazowski; but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

So I ask that you pray for our family. Pray that this crazy, sad, whirlwind of a summer will take a turn for the better, and we can see some more bright shining stars in our future!
- Jo

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