Monday, March 17, 2008

A Sad, Yet Happy Time!

What a week!

The anchor has sunk.

It is with great sorrow that I write this post. On Wednesday, March 12, in the early morning hours, FIL passed peacefully away. He is in a better place now.

We, DH and myself, went to visit him on Tuesday afternoon where he was not looking well at all. He was not very responsive until just before we were leaving. He managed to flick DH's hand when he touched his and he moved his eyebrows up and down when I kissed him good bye. We had a quiet drive home. Early Wednesday morning we got the call...and that was when it all began. The arrangements, the people, the stories, the tears, the laughter...

The visitation was nice and sad at the same time. The service was beautiful. I laughed and cried! He was a wonderful man who touched alot of people! The stories down memory lane were the best. Everyone that we talked to had a great memory of FIL. THAT is what life is all about. The people that you meet and the lives that you touch!

I didn't knit too much this past week, however I did manage to finish the Maizy Lace Socks. They took the longest of all my socks so far to complete. Under the circumstances it is understandable. But I did miss knitting as I find it to be my release.

The Maizy Lace socks turned out to be perfect. They fit properly and are very soft and comfy. They were knit using Seacoast Handpainted Superwash Sock yarn in the Desert Rose colourway.

I also started the Gentleman's Socks for DH. I am using Austermann Step yarn in a red and grey colourway. I am not sure if I like this pattern or not. I guess time will tell. It does look nice though.

4 comments:

Purplejen said...

Thinking of you and your family at this time. *HUGS*

Paula said...

I am so sorry that your family is grieving. It sounds as if your FIL was greatly loved and cherished. I am praying for comfort at this time.

Paula

Máirín said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

A :-) said...

Oh Wendi - I am so very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.