My Unexpected Absence
On Tuesday we got the devastating news that my brother-in-law’s mother was killed in a car accident. To make the situation even more tragic, they were out of state for their son’s wedding. (He got married yesterday, a day after his mom’s funeral.)
We really wanted to be able to support my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and their family during this time and so Thursday we flew out to Colorado to attend the funeral. The last several days have been a blur of travel, spending time with family, attending the funeral, doing a bit of sight seeing, trying to catch up on sleep and well, you get the picture. I hate when my blogging gets shoved to the back burner, but sometimes that is just the way it is. And a sudden death like this really makes you reevaluate what is important. I love blogging but more than that I love spending time with people and making memories with the ones I love. And this extended weekend has been full of that.
Please pray for the Witmer family as they face life without their mom and wife. I didn’t know Rachel well, but the little time I did spend with her a couple of weeks ago at my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s wedding told me that she was a sweet, gracious, life-giving lady. And her funeral was beautiful testimony to her selfless, encouraging spirit. I’m so thankful for the hope of heaven and look forward to meeting Rachel there someday!
I’ll try to be back to my usual blogging again Monday or Tuesday. Thanks for your understanding!