I took the last week to take care of a bunch of details following Krista's death, and my mother stayed with us to help through the transition. With her gone home now, the house is starting to feel too quiet -- not because it's empty as there are still two teenage boys here after all! The boys have been able to get back to school pretty much right after the funeral, and seem to be coping well. (I'm so grateful for the six weeks we had to process our feelings before she left -- it has made the transition so much less distressing for all of us!) I've been off work for about two months now, and it's time for me to be getting back to it. Tomorrow is my first day back, and I am feeling mostly ready for it though a little concerned about all the changes I'll have to catch up on.
The holidays are coming up quickly and I'm sure that its going to be difficult without her. Please continue to keep us in our prayers.
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.
Let him sit alone in silence,
for the Lord has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust—
there may yet be hope.
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
and let him be filled with disgrace.
For no one is cast off
by the Lord forever.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.
For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to anyone.