Friday, May 29, 2009

End of the Week Wrap-Up

My goodness. This has been a crazy and insane week.

For those of you who have been following my family blog, you'll have noted that my dad went home to be with the Lord last Saturday. It is hard but at the same time, it is greatly relieving to know this his battle with cancer is OVER and he is in Heaven. There is great joy in those things.

Here, btw, is a picture of my dad reading to me when I was about two years old. (The indoctrination began early. I don't remember a time when I didn't enjoy reading.)

I flew back home to Oregon yesterday and am playing a whole lot of catch up after being gone for almost a whole month! (That seems so hard to believe.) It's been a long road but things are calm and peaceful this morning and I'm sitting down to play catch up.

Book Swap For starters, the Spring 2009 Book Swap sign up list is up over at A Library is a Hospital for the Mind! We're swapping non-fiction books this time around and we hope you'll be inclined to join in on the fun. I think I know which book I'm going to swap and I'll be reviewing it here shortly. Stick around. The swap is always fun. We'd just ask that you only agree to participate if you are going to follow through with all the rules (i.e., stay in contact with your swap partner and agree to the time frame)!

Secondly, the winners (selected by for the Family Guide to the Bible giveaway which I featured earlier in the month are:

#1 - Bekahcubed

#2 - Jen N

#8 - Amy

#15 - Ronnica

#20 - Jennifer

Congratulations, ladies! You should be seeing an e-mail from me in your inboxes shortly. (I purpose to get to that next!)


ANovelMenagerie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa Spence said...

I commented over on your family blog yesterday, but please know how sorry I am for your loss. I know you grieve even as you rejoice that you do not grieve as those who have no hope...what hope we have in Christ! May He Himself be your peace and your strength...

Queen of Carrots said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Praying for you.

Barbara H. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know what you mean about joy in the midst of sorrows. There were things to be thankful about in my mom's passing as well.

I pray for God's grace for you in the months ahead when grief will surprisingly blindside you in unexpected moments...I speak from experience. :-)

Unknown said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Unknown said...

I am glad that you are back. I know that this will be hard for you, but I'm sure that being back home will help.

bekahcubed said...

I will be praying for peace and grace for you and your family.

Stacy said...

That is a lovely picture and what a memory to cherish. You will continue to be in my prayers.

Ronnica said...

My condolences. What a sweet picture of you and your dad.

sally said...

Wow! He is so handsome!

My dad is dying now and my husband died of cancer a couple of years ago, so I totally understand about the joy part. It's still hard. But it's so comforting to know they are in heaven and having no more pain.

Annmarie Weeks said...

Please accept my condolences. I know you have so many wonderful memories of your dad, and I'm hoping that the love & support of family & friends help you during this time. The photo that you posted is a wonderful're so lucky to have such a picture!

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