brief update: 8 days in april


The Saturday before Easter Sunday, my mother-in-law died suddenly in her apartment.

Two days later, we moved my own mother out of her house and into my brother’s home, as she is not able to care for herself.

Five days later, fire ripped through the motel behind our house, killing a well-known tenant of 12 years.

We continue to work on packing for our own move, as we pack up my mother-in-law’s belongings and help my own mother along in her adjustment away from her home.

I am getting sick as a dog. Worn down. Too much moving swirling around me as we all keep our heads down and focus on what needs to be done.

More soon. I had prepared a lengthy post, but none of it sounds right at this time. I just wanted to give all of you the scoop on my temporary absence.

Love to all,


3 thoughts on “brief update: 8 days in april

  1. Oh, Rus, I’m so sorry to read this. Grief is such a hard emotion to bear, sudden grief is that much worse. I wish there was something I could say or do to help your wife and you…just know you’re in my prayers, ok?


  2. I am sorry to hear your mother in law passed and that your own mom is having to adjust to a new living situation (as is your brother in law and his family). Change is never easy – difficult change is harder still and as Janet said, unexpected change …well it undoubtedly throws us all for a loop. Take care.


  3. I am so sorry for all of this. Its just a bunch of bad news and troubles. I hope and pray that all gets better soon and that the last half of the year proves better than this first half has.


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