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Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Silver Lining ....

Last Thursday, tragedy struck our family as our grandson's father and my former son-in-law, made the choice to leave our world much too early.  We rallied around, and his brother and sister-in-law arrived at my daughter's home, along with his grandma.  Though we were all sad and bewildered, many decisions needed to be made and many tasks were accomplished over a very short period of time.

The silver lining is that we were able to spend quality time with some amazing people.  I took these photos on the morning that we left to come back home.  The only people missing in our little group of pictures were my first husband, Rick and my mom, Grandma Jody.


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Grandma Barney, Casey and Angie


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Grandma Barney, Casey, Angie and Casey


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Kari, Cary, Kristin, Casey, Casey, 
Angie and Grandma Barney


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Kristin, Grandma Barney, Kari, Angie and Me

Two peas in a pod ... the Caseys:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



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7 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

I am so sorry for this loss. I understand how families treasure time together, even when sadness is what has brought them together.

Aledia said...

I am so very sorry for your loss....last month we had two funerals in one week. It is never easy.

I pray the Lord will give you strength during this time.

(hugs)
Blessings,
Aledia

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so sorry for your loss and in such a manner. It is hard to understand.
Family time is precious regardless of the reason.

Little Nell said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Kathy, but glad to hear that everyone rallied round and you achieved much together.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

One of my close friends recently lost her husband to the same situaion. While everyone is still so sad and bewildered, the memorial service was such a beautiful experience, and the love expressed to my friend and her family I hope will comfort and encourage her during the hard days still to come. I hope the same for you and your family--that you will draw closer and treasure each other more.

Tammy said...

All the best to your beautiful family. I'm sorry you've had to go through such a tragedy.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Oh, Kathy... I am so sorry for the loss of your former son-in-law. I hope your grandson is ok. I'm sure everyone was devastated. I will be sure to say a prayer tonight for your grandson and the whole family, that they come to terms and find peace of mind.
Best,
Gloria

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