Thursday, December 17, 2015

Survival Mode

We went from celebrating Advent to just surviving with a single phone call.  Dragon's uncle passed away in an accident on his little farm.  The only good news is that he didn't suffer. He was killed instantly.

We have decided to keep doing what we were doing.  Music, skate, wood working and a brand new gym membership. But instead of doing it with a bounce in our step, we are just going through the motions.

We thought things had turned around.  Dragon figured out that the new migraine meds were making his PTSD 1000 worse.  Mood swings, dark thoughts, hopelessness. Several days off the meds and he is back to normal. Better than usual for the Christmas season.

Then a man we both look up to is gone. He has been more of a grandfather to our kids than his brother.  He was an amazing person that I love with every fiber of my being.  And he is gone.

Happy face glued on.  We shall continue to celebrate the birthday of a child who lived and died for every one of us. The reason for the season gives me hope that the lost uncle is safe and sound in the arms of Jesus.

Prayers for my family please.  Uncle was loved by many.

11 comments:

  1. I am so very sorry....unexpected death of a loved one is so hard. You are all in my prayers and in my heart...
    hugs abby

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    1. Prayer helps us remember the reason for the season. It keeps us going one step at a time. Thank you

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  2. So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you and your family.

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  3. So very sorry for your loss. Any death, expected or unexpected, is devastating to those left behind. The fact that you have your faith and realize he is in a better place has to be a comfort.

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    1. Faith and the knowledge that he is in the arms of The Father is the only thing that is keeping us going. Thank you

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. :( (((hugs)))

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  5. Oh Rose...I am so sorry for your loss and especially at this time of year...so tough! Sending prayers, healing energy and positive thoughts for all of you.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. We will survive this. One breath at a time.

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  6. My in-laws just got into town. I know they couldn't afford plane tickets so a rental car would have been a bad idea. We took one of our vehicles down to them. They looked tired and just as shocked as I was at the news. I hope the car helps a little.

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