Thank you

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ElkinsDave-paintingThank you so much for all the love and support you have given me and my family during this time of upheaval in our lives. Sweet hubby was such an integral part of my life and our daughters’ lives. It is hard to even imagine life without him, and yet we are unwavering in our belief that our Heavenly Father cares for us even in this — maybe I should say, especially in this — and He will carry us through it. I am grateful for such a loving, close-knit family because we are able to encourage and support each other. As odd as it may have sounded to me a week ago when life was normal, we have found great comfort talking about Dave and enjoying our memories of him. Yes, there has been joy in the midst of the pain. Someday there will probably be a quilt! For now, we focus on each other and the next step in front of our feet. I expect this blog will be neglected for a while, and I know everyone will understand. Thank you!

4 Responses

  1. Joan Johnson

    Maria, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Brenda Johnson

    Take as long as you need. But if you feel you’d like to take us along for company on your journey in the days to come, we’d love that too. It doesn’t have to be quilting for us to care. We care about you.

    I just got home from a women’s study where we focused on Matthew 11: 28-30. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” The visual of the yoke was compelling for the first time, as it isn’t a single yoke that was pictured (as I always did), but a double yoke, meaning the Lord comes along side us to carry the burden with us. (I just never realized that before.) I know you realize you are not alone in the Lord, but this visual was a comfort to see.

    Comfort and blessings.

  3. marilyn smith

    Maria, I am so sorry. I know this journey because I lost my beloved when I was 48 years old. This was the most difficult road I have had to travel, but Jesus was there through it all. It has been 16 years now, and we all still miss him greatly, but God has used this to make us stronger and pull us closer to him. Everyone grieves differently and sometimes it takes a long time because life as we knew it was gone in an instant. I am so glad you have your daughters and family close. This helps so much. I have never met you, but I feel a kinship to you in many ways. Love you.