Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just stuff that I'm thinking about (about which I am thinking)

Tomorrow is the random dozen. Today is just a random list, and probably not very interesting. But here it is anyway:

1. My sister-in-law is getting married on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Ten years as a widow and single mother -- she deserves this terrific guy that God has brought into her life, believe me. Tim's sisters are coming home from Florida and the Thanksgiving weekend looks to be one family celebration after another this year. And I've got a song to sing! Specifically, I'll be singing "Cherish the Treasure" (originally recorded by Steve Green). This is one song I'd never heard before, not being a fan of the genre of "wedding music" -- but the lyrics are good and my sister-in-law requested it for her big day because it expresses her heart. And I aim to please, so I'm working hard to make this song into something she will remember (in a good way, of course).

2. A dear friend was life-flighted down to Salt Lake City yesterday from her home in Wyoming. Her liver and kidneys have shut down from what may possibly be a bout of meningitis. We don't know what the outcome will be -- her condition is very critical at this time. If you are so inclined, please pray for Kelly.

3. I'm fighting some depression that I assume is a normal part of the grief process. I miss my mother so very much. A friend of mine described his father's death as "the horizon tilting," in that you not only miss the person, but you are also missing a reference point that has always been in your life. That's pretty much how it feels -- the horizon has tilted.

4. Despite #3, this is my favorite time of year -- from now until January. I love the holiday preparations and planning, and I love the weather as it slowly grows colder. I especially love the luminous quality of the late autumn sunlight.

That's it for today -- a rather boring list, I'm afraid. Thanks for stopping by.

- Catherine


Joyce said...

Glad you're home...I will pray for your friend and for you as well. I think the horizon tilting is a good way to say it...be kind to yourself in these next months.

Susan said...

I am praying for Kelly. Yes, I think the description of the horizon tilting is a good one. It is a huge process that takes time. Some days are better than others. I keep thinking, though, when I read your blog just how much you are going to be able to minister to others in their time of grief. It's been a blessing hearing/reading your testimony throughout the process.



The Tysor's said...

I just wanted to let you know how touched i have been reading your blog...i appreciate your openness and honesty and your ability to share the intimate details of your mothers battle. You are such a strong woman and I want you to know how much I admire you, your strength, and your faith. I greatly appreciate your presence in my life...you are awesome!

Anonymous said...

God bless you, Catherine~!


Catherine said...

Thank you, all. I can't say enough how much everyone's encouragement has meant to me.