Another Farewell

By: PugetSoundPost , 5:49 AM GMT on May 11, 2013

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May 25, 8:15 AM

I have not been around here for a long time, but should put in a little update.

It has been a crazy couple of weeks - so much to do to plan a double memorial, plus just put ourselves into the shoes of two people who were so suddenly taken out of very busy, active lives. Mr.PSP is carrying a heavy load to pull everything together, and we all are working at a big variety of tasks.

The memorial has not happened yet. It is now coming in one week, on June 1. That was the soonest we could get the church, and also jumps over this holiday (what holiday) weekend. But it is the soonest we can be ready anyway. It will likely be a big affair. My in-laws are well known and well loved over a very big area - geographically as well as large spans of people and groups. Their lives have touched very many, many lives over the decades and in death are a great testament to many more. We are working hard to honor them and all of the great ministry they have accomplished.

So, lots going on and lots of work to do. It is all kind of a blur and everything else around here has been dropped.

I have noticed the weather is nothing special. Lots of clouds, about an inch of rain spread over a few days earlier this week. Before all of our dust clears it will be fall, I am sure. But, first thing is to get to the memorial and that will be a big accomplishment. Wish you all well in your endeavors.


May 10

I have been away from WU this week, and it is time to sit down here and explain another turn and twist in our lives. Unfortunately it doesn't involve our deck project, which suddenly has disappeared from view.

This past Monday evening, after a so-unusual 90 degree day here, my husband's parents and brother stopped by our house to give me a Mother's Day hanging basket, as they would be out of town most of the rest of the week. We visited with them in our driveway for nearly a half hour, and then they left to get some dinner after a long busy day for them. Less than 10 minutes later, their car was broadsided by a city bus, who ran a red light and rammed through an intersection, instantly killing my father-in-law, and nearly five hours later my mother-in-law also died from her injuries. My brother-in-law, who was driving and on the left side of the car, survived with recoverable injuries and is doing okay. Mr. PSP and I, along with our daughter and son-in-law were with my mother-in-law when she died, in the middle of the night, and before she slipped away we were able to speak to her and say "good-bye".

What a week it has been. We are now onto all of the necessary arrangements and there is a lot to do. No one could see this coming, of course, and no one can see how the matter of only a couple of seconds can change everything forever before it does. Life and time are precious, especially considering our time with our loved ones, and in our own lives. It has been tough and just a stunning time for us. My in-laws are known and loved by many around the world, and this is a hard loss for us, but also for so many others who's lives have been touched by them. We will miss them dearly, as they have been so important in my family's lives just "forever". So hard to imagine this could happen, but it did, and with God's strengthening, we are moving along step by step.

May 10
Sunrise: 5:37 AM --- Sunset: 8:33 PM

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14. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:12 PM GMT on June 11, 2013
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13. WatchinTheSky
5:29 PM GMT on June 07, 2013
Hi PSP!
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12. WatchinTheSky
8:25 PM GMT on May 24, 2013
I hope things are beginning to take on a more normal pace.

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11. ricderr
2:03 PM GMT on May 14, 2013
I'm sorry...may God's love give you peace
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10. BriarCraft
8:14 PM GMT on May 12, 2013
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9. PugetSoundPost
11:52 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
Thank you to a great bunch of friends here on WU! This loss is very difficult, but much unexpected blessing has been evident already throughout the greater community. We all have difficulty to bear sometime in our lives, as seen by some of your comments, which tend to both sharpen and soften us at the same time. We come out a more rounded and better person for it, but the tunnel on the way to that light can be dark. God's light at the end is where we are aiming to head at this time, and His gentle arms are slowly moving us along the path. A lot of work to do ahead and I need more energy,kind of puttering today, and my husband is still running on adrenalin I think, but we have a peace about it all. Thank you for all of your hugs and encouragement! Sooo welcome!!
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8. WatchinTheSky
11:44 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
That's just unimaginable.... Another big hug from WU family. Our thoughts are with you ..
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7. Skyepony (Mod)
9:40 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
{{{PugetSoundPost}}}~ So sorry for your loss of great in-laws. Extra hugs for your husband. Hope you all can pull together, enjoying what time you have left with one another, to get through this.
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6. BriarCraft
8:50 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
How awful! What GlennPaw said -- and consider yourself hugged some more.

That tragic and deeply personal event serves as an excellent reminder to all of us not to take our loved ones for granted and to tell those we love that we love them every chance we get.

Is it amazing that I am crying with and for you? No! We in WU do form attachments and we do very much care.

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5. calpoppy
5:00 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
A huge hug from me to you and your family!!!!!! I can tell from your writing that you are still in shock. Remember that even though your WU family are not near, you are in our thoughts!!!!!

I am so very sorry!!!!!
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4. polarbytes
2:46 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
Only God knows why, but it is still so difficult to accept. I know you know that the loss never really goes away, but the acceptance of it does come, at least that's how it's been for me since my daughters death. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours.
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3. GlennPaw
8:02 AM GMT on May 11, 2013
Consider yourself hugged.

Words fail to convey my sorrow for your tragic loss.
asap I am actively LOVING UP my family too!

My last reading I was
burying my mom too,
and crying while reading about your mom.

And now your other mom and dad.

Thank you for being so brave to share your immense pain.
I wish I could just shove that !!*#(*&^)! right off the Space Neeedle into the abis.

My feelings are

"anger is taking over,
the darkness is inside me"

from Jack the Bear.


No holding back because it IS a short amount of moments.
Please take care when you can.
You Are Loved!
I am so sad for your loss.



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2. sandiquiz
7:49 AM GMT on May 11, 2013
My sincerest condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
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1. whitewabit (Mod)
5:59 AM GMT on May 11, 2013
Words can't convey the sadness I feel for you and your family .. My thought and prayers are with you in this very trying time ..

Wab ..
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