March 28, 2017

An Update and A Goodbye

Well, I'm going to start with the 'goodbye'...  Actually, it's more of a 'See You Later'...


Last weekend, my husband and I were notified that his mom wasn't doing too well. We dropped everything and flew out to California to see her and our family. We are soooo glad that we did. My mother-in-law has had Parkinson's for about 10 years or so. We knew this time would be coming, but one is never really prepared...

We had one wonderful day with her, where she was alert and could communicate with us. We shared stories with her and updated her on our kids. We told her how much we loved her. My hubby described the week perfectly. It was a week of Praise, Prayer and Pain. We spent time having devotions with her, singing to her, mostly holding her hand. I'm so thankful to The Lord, we were able to be there.

Sadly, as the days went by, she declined quickly... Mom was a believer in Christ and went home to be with Jesus. We were sad to see her go, but relieved that she was out of pain. The joy we have is that we will see her again in heaven! So, we will see her later.

If you can, I would appreciate you remembering my father-in-law in prayer, this will be a time of transition for him. He is a kind man and took wonderful care of mom during her illness.

Now we are home and back to reality...

After being gone a week, I had therapy yesterday, and my therapist really worked me over. Ugh! It's been about 10 weeks since my shoulder surgery and I really feel so much better now.  I've been doing resistance bands and my therapist just added in weights. I am feeling stronger and stronger each day. Therapy really does work. While we were in California, I did my exercises everyday. I'm really trying to stay disciplined, because I know it's going to pay off in the long run.

I tried walking around the block because it was gorgeous outside.... I made it most of the way around. Little by little, I'll get there!

Blessings to you!
Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!

23 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Take care,
    Shelley

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  2. I am so sorry for yours and your dear husbands loss. You and your family are certainly in my prayers.

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  3. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother-in-law. I just prayed for your father-in-law. When we lose loved ones who are believers, I always think of that lovely old song lyric, "In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore!" What a blessed thought!

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  4. My heart goes out to you and your family. God bless!

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  5. I, too, am sorry for your loss, Lori.
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  6. I am so sorry for your family's loss. She and your family will be in my prayers.

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  7. Susan Leeper HarveyMarch 30, 2017 at 7:34 AM

    I always love reading about all that goes on at the Stonybrook House. How blessed you guys are to have such a beautiful home,and the knowledge and ability to do the upgrades your doing. I have so many things I need done around here, but I'm not sure how to do these repairs myself. All that said my favorite entry was the one about my all time favorite person in our family my Aunt, Kenneths MoM Leslie.I know she is at peace, out of pain, and that I will see her again one day. Thank you for such an amazing tribute. I love you guys!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I appreciate your encouragement. We will all miss her... You are right she is in such a better place now and no pain! Thanks again for reading!

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  8. So sorry Lori for your loss. Losing a family member is tough. Love how you were able to spend time with her...singing and holding her hand. She is out of pain, although grieving is difficult. So glad to hear, you are doing well with your shoulder. You are determined. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda. Everyone's words of encouragement are so comforting.

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  9. I'm terribly sorry for your loss, Lori. Prayers for you and your family and especially your father-in-law!

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Yes, thank you for your prayers. I know my father in law will appreciate them!

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  10. So sorry for your loss. That was a beautiful way you and your husband spent time with her. It's always so hard to say good-bye. Prayers for you and your family. I hope your shoulder continues to heal and get stronger each day.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. I am overwhelmed with the care you all are expressing. With tears, I am grateful for all the prayers!

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  11. I am so sorry to hear of your MIL's passing. It is a real priveledge to be with someone when they die. I am eternally grateful that we have been with 7 relatives. Glad your shoulder is getting better!!!

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    1. Thank you, Pinky! It was so hard, but words can't express how thankful we are. As far as the shoulder... everyday a little better. Thanks!

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