Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lest we think I'm "over it"...

Today was hard.

Yesterday, Leland and I went up to the hospital. The PICU was out of Kleenex. Personally, any family in PICU over Thanksgiving deserves soft Kleenex, in my opinion. So we ran up with some candy (chocolate and licorice) for the nurses and boxes of Kleenex for patient's families.

I did okay there. I was able to tell them "Yes, I'm doing well. WE're doing well...... The kids are great... I am looking foward to the holidays for the first time in years."

Later in the afternoon, I met my sister & sister in law at the mall for our traditional "all" the grandkids Santa picture. And that part of yesterday sucked.

And today was hard. I basically threw a temper tantrum this morning. And I knew it. I was, I am, missing Seth. Holidays all about family are more difficult now. I suppose there's just no way around it.

I am trying to figure all this out. God is faithful. I know that. He holds us in the palm of His hand. Even when I'm hurting, I can manage to be thankful for that.

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends.


Shannon said...

I understand, my friend. Family holidays will never quite be the same because we always know there is someone missing. {hugs}

Kim @ Peace of my Heart said...

Sending you a big hug...and extra prayers. ♥

Linda said...

So understandable Kathryn...I am stopping right now to pray for you.

Love, Linda

Marsha Young said...

As Warren Baldwin says at Family Fountain, "If God brought you to it, He will bring you through it." Your friends are praying for you. ... Marsha Young

Marsha Young said...

Hello, Kathryn
I am remembering you in prayer. God bless you - Marsha Young