Well the last 24 hours have certainly been filled with ups and downs. Yesterday my brother-in-law lost a nephew to meningitis.. very unexpectedly. In his 40's with two teenage daughters, he came home from work with a terrible headache, and laid down. Later in the night when his wife checked on him, he was not coherent, so she called the ambulance. After being life flighted to a larger hospital, his condition continued to deteriorate seriously, until he was surrviving only by life support, and then passed away last night. So, so tragic and sad. My sister and brother-in-law fly in from FL late tonight , and my Niece latertomorrow. My nephew arrived here from MN earlier today. Please keep them all in your prayers. This is such a sad time for my brother-in-law and his entire family.
Also last evening Dans(my dh) grandma passes away at 96 years of age. She had a long full life, incredable faith, and an amazing love and knowledge of nature and gardening. We have so many fond memories of her. She will be missed.
Always amidst the bad , is a little good, right? This is what keeps us going. So I'm going to now tell you about some of the "good" things that have happened in my life the last 24 hours... so I can end on a happier note.
First, below is a picture of the layout I did of my adorable little niece Lyndsay, that is in this months issue of "Scrapbook Trends". Lyndsay... thank you for letting me take this photo of you... you are beautiful, (inside and out)!!!
I was also pleasantly surprised by a really nice phone call from my sweet friend Helle Greer yesterday. It was so so nice to chat with her... it was defiantly a bright spot in the events of the day! Thanks Helle!
The other bright spot in the day , was this nice post my friend Catherine had on her blog.
It's pretty amazing how friends and family can brighten , even the darkest days. Thanks for being there!