Weather has been a lifelong passion for me; while my husband and 4 kids, all grown, and one of them now married, have patiently gone along with me!
By: PugetSoundPost , 5:49 AM GMT on May 11, 2013
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.
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.
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