Friday, August 7, 2009

More sad news…

Some of you may have noticed the short hiatus.  We had another sudden death in the family.

Darlene’s mom passed away this past Monday morning.  It was very sudden and certainly unexpected.  Sure – she had a variety of health problems, but had always beaten everything that was thrown at her.  And she had been feeling better in recent weeks and had actually spent a week in Knoxville with us just three weeks ago.

Anyone who has lost a parent understands the grief.  And anyone who has lost both parents can understand even better – both the sense of loss and being lost.  It is nothing that could be put into words.

So we try and focus on the good times.  Her wry since of humor (our baby will always be “little waa waa”).  How happy she was at the fact that both of her daughters were pregnant and she was going to get two more grandchildren.  How proud she was of the two grandchildren she already had.  Oh the stories we could tell.  We could go on and on but that’s for another time.  Someday you will be able to read all about it in “The Adventures of Penelope”…

Sure, we’ll be sad.  But every sad thought will be followed by a happy one (yep – she even called our dogs her “grandpups”!  See, there is another smile that she put on your face).  And we know that she is with Ernest right now, looking down on us and making sure we are ok.

And we would certainly be remiss if we didn’t express our absolute sincere gratitude to Carl Wells, David Davis, and everyone at Wells Funeral Home, Tony Luttrell and every one at Stanton Baptist Church, and all “Granny’s” friends and family who called or stopped by to check on us, made sure we had plenty of food, flowers, and emotional support.  As difficult as this time is, you cannot imagine how much your love and support has made it easier.  We love and thank you all.



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