Monday, August 15, 2011

Gone, but not Forgotten

Friday was a sad day in the Sykes household.

My mother-in-law, Jessie, lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  Another angel called to back to His service.

Photo by Edward Sykes

Gary and I both tied up loose ends at work, picked up the kids from camp and met back at the house for a quick packing job.  Because Jessie chose to be cremated, there was no dire need for appropriate funeral attire this weekend - it was more for moral support for my father-in-law and to gather as a family to remember her.

The next few weeks will be a blur as we prepare for her memorial on the 26th.  And as I remember from when my mom passed nearly 7 years ago, then the grieving really begins.  Once the hullabaloo is over and the constant visits stop, once life carries on and goes back to its' routine, that's when her loss will be felt the most.

Please keep our family in your prayers tonight, so that we can find the strength to support each other and be there for my father-in-law.


  1. will definitely say some prayers for you & your family tonight before I get off to's always a blessing when you have a MIL you love :)

  2. My thoughts are with you all Sue. Remember her with love and know she's no longer in pain .
    Hugs xx

  3. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  4. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Sue, deepest condolences from everyone at our house. Please let me know what we can do. Keeping you and the kids, Gary and his brother and Dad in our thoughts and prayers. {{hugs}}

  6. Sue,
    You and your family are so in my thoughts. I just loss my Mother-in-Law on Saturday. It is a very difficult time for us all.
    Sending Hugs!

  7. So sorry for your loss Sue. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.


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