DAILY DIARY

27 Feb
2012

99 Miles

posted by ninahelleny in DAILY DIARY
On my way home from Blissdom yesterday I spoke to Joe at around 9:30 a.m. and we chatted on speakerphone because our sweet Jack wanted to contribute to the conversation as well. We discussed that I would be home in about an hour and half or so and that we would be spending the day just the three of us. Catching up and relaxing at home since I had been away since early Thursday and Joe said Jack was definitely missing his mommy.

I was driving in the hills of Kentucky where I had lost cell service for about 10 or 15 minutes. During that short time, I had missed a call from my mother-in-law and two from my parents. I immediately knew something was wrong. Panic set in.

One short phone call led to me finding out my husband had lost his father, my mother-in-law had lost her husband, my sisters-in-law had lost their dad, my brothers-in-law and I had lost our father-in-law, and our children had lost their grandfather. You can imagine the shock.

99 miles turned into the longest drive I've ever driven. The only place I wanted to be was next to my husband.

This was unexpected and far too early. Needless to say, we are all deeply saddened.

My father-in-law will be greatly missed by countless amounts of people including myself but my husband lost a piece of himself yesterday which makes my heart continue to break over and over again for him. Our lives will never be the same.

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  • http://www.ourlovenestblog.com Pamela M

    Oh Nina, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, and I am sorry that I haven’t had a chance to see this and write something sooner. We will be orating for you & your family during this time. Sending hugs!!

  • linda miller

    Nina
    Such a sad time for you and your family.
    May he rest in peace.
    So sorry.
    Linda Miller
    Charlotte NC

  • http://www.justanotherpreppyshopaholic.blogspot.com preppylittledress

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your FIL. You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers. Cherrish the happy times!

  • http://www.justwaittilyouhavekids.blogspot.com Heather

    I am just now getting caught up. I’m so sorry for your loss. My husband lost his mother a month ago. Losing a parent, I believe, is one of the hardest things…especially when it’s much sooner than expected. :(

  • http://www.pinkandfablife.blogspot.com Lindsay

    I’m so very sorry for you and your family.

  • Cynthia

    I am very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your FIL. There are never the right words to express the sadness we feel for such a loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • http://ChroniclesofCarroll.blogspot.com Carroll

    Praying for you and your family, Nina.

  • http://www.southernaccentblog.com Wendy

    Hey Nina – So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of and praying for you guys during this very difficult time. God Bless.

  • Judith Bales

    Nina we send our love to all of you.

  • http://lifeaccordingtocrystal.com Crystal

    So sorry to hear this, Nina! Your family is in my prayers!

  • Lauren Sterling

    I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.

  • http://www.onepreppycookie.blogspot.com Amy

    I am very sorry for your family’s loss and am wishing you many happier times ahead. I cannot even imagine the sadness you all are feeling. Sending you a big hug from VA!

  • Kylie

    Nina, I am sending you and your family strength, love and plenty of hugs as you go through this sad time. You and your family will be in my prayers. x

  • wendy

    Praying for you and your family.

  • http://virginia-belle.blogspot.com VABelle

    I can’t imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family right now. I am so sorry for you loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Molly L

    this just breaks my heart for all of you:( I’m praying God can bring some comfort to ease the hurt, and that smiles from sweet Jack help to bring some much needed smiles to you all.

  • Becky

    Oh Nina! I’m so sorry to hear this! You, Joe and your family are in my prayers during this hard time! Hugs to you!

  • Sue

    Losing a parent is so very difficult. Prayers and peace being sent your entire family’s way.

  • Ann

    Nina,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Father in Law. Even though I am a fairly new reader, I feel as though I know you from your beautiful writing and my heart breaks for you guys.
    I hope you can feel all the love and support from your readers!
    Ann

  • Sara

    So sorry for your loss, will be thinking about your family.

  • Sara

    So very sorry for your loss, will be thinking about your family.

  • http://www.talkofthetrains.com laurenbtrain

    praying for you and your family. so sad.

  • Kristy

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  • http://www.adailydoseofdavis.com Jen

    I am so, so sorry for your family’s loss Nina. Might heart just hurts for you. Losing a parent is just unimaginable. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers in the hopes that you find peace and comfort.

    Lots of love,
    Jen

  • http://therestisstillunwritten-sjm.blogspot.com/ Stephanie

    Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. Your family is my prayers.

  • Alison

    Nina i am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • http://lifeasacaliforniawife.blogspot.com CAwife

    Oh Nina, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.

  • http://mariamillerhanson.typepad.com/ maria

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your sweet family.

  • http://timshacoleman.blogspot.com Timsha coleman

    My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • http://pearlstopampers.tumblr.com Kendall

    Oh Nina…I am so sad to hear this. Your family will be in my prayers.

  • http://caknitter.blogspot.com martha-caknitter

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.
    I hope the great memories you have of your FIL comfort everyone during this difficult time.

  • http://thedishydecorator.blogspot.com The Dishy Decorator

    I am so very sorry. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

  • landlocked mermaid

    Oh Sweet Girl! I absolutely did not expect to read this when I stopped by for a visit. My goodness, my heart is with you right now. I am sure those 99 miles were not easy ones. I will be praying for you and your family this week. May God give you strength and comfort Hugs xoxo

  • http://www.shuttershotsphoto.com Victoria

    Praying for your family, Nina!

  • Kim B.

    Condolences to you and your family

  • http://adventuresofkag.blogspot.com KGB

    I am so sorry Nina. Thinking of you and your family. Sending you prayers and love.

  • http://Www.driftlessliving.com Annika

    I am so incredibly sorry this happened. I hope you find peace, comfort and love during this very difficult time. Praying for your sweet family.

  • http://www.woodsyivy@yahoo.com Jill

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I can’t imagine how difficult it was to be so far away while that was going on. May God heal your hearts during this difficult time.

  • Taylor

    Praying for your sweet family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • http://Blueeyedbride.com Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride

    We love you, Nina. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers as you mourn. Wish I could be there to give you a hug. Joe will always be able to tell Jack how much his grandfather loved him. Xoxo

  • Trish

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    “May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”

  • http://www.mythoughts-uninterrupted.blogspot.com Laura

    I am so sorry Nina. I will be praying for your family.

  • http://www.inthiswonderfullife.com In this wonderful life

    Oh, Nina :( I’m so sorry to hear this! My heart hurts for you guys. I will definitely be praying! xo

  • http://randomcraftygagirl.blogspot.com Cate

    I am so sorry Nina! Your family is in my prayers.

  • http://www.justlovelykatherine.blogspot.com Katherine

    I’m so sorry to hear this …and so sorry that Jack will never really get to know his grandpa :(

  • http://www.duchessoffork.com Molly Carter

    Love you, Nina. I’ve been praying for y’all. Hug that sweet Jack and Joe a little tighter for me.

  • http://www.littlesoupfamily.com Lacy C

    I’m so sorry to hear of y’all’s loss.. Praying for you all.

  • http://www.colleenandkeith.blogspot.com Colleen

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad about a year ago and so I know how hard it is to lose someone you love so much. My husband was my rock through the grieving process and I couldn’t have made it without his love, support and stability…I know your husband will find some peace in you during his healing.

  • http://ourmillerhighlife.blogspot.com Beth

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers of love and comfort to you and your family.

  • http://www.annesaysso.com Anne

    Oh, NIna – I’m so sorry.

  • http://www.itwontbelikethisforlong.com Felicia Stevens

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • http://prayingfordaylight.blogspot.com Jennifer

    Oh, Nina I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • http://www.mrssmithblogs.com Mrs. Smith

    I’m so sorry, Nina. This is so terribly sad. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • http://thecompanyshekeeps.blogspot.com BLC

    Oh Nina I am so sad to hear about your loss and heaven’s gain. Please know that I am praying for you and your sweet family. I am praying that you feel the love, comfort, and peace that only comes from the Lord. I lost my stepfather last December and I completely empathize with your current struggle. Just know that you and your family will survive this. Sending you a big hug and keeping you in my prayers!!! Xoxo-BLC

  • http://aglimpseofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com Abbie

    Oh, Nina! I am so, so sorry. I’ll keep all of you in my prayers.

  • http://www.thenixonhouse.blogspot.com Angie N

    Oh Nina, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I will be thinking & praying for all of you.

  • http://heavenstobetsyblog.com Betsy | Heavens to Betsy

    Nina, I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for your family. xo

  • miranda

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • http://notreallyblogmaterial.blogspot.com/ marisa

    Nina, this is my first time commenting, but I am a long time reader. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father-in-law. My husband lost his father last summer and I completely understand how saddened your entire family is by this. The loss of a parent is so heartbreaking. My prayers are with you and yours!

  • Hether

    Nina, so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • http://www.balchbunch.blogspot.com Kelsey Balch

    oh my goodness. sending prayers and thoughts your way. very very sorry for your loss.

  • http://www.lifeinthegreenhouse.com Jennifer Green

    Oh, Nina. My heart is breaking for you, Joe and your entire family. I am so sorry for the loss and you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • http://journeytobabyschmelling.blogspot.com Elizabeth

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.

  • http://www.susyhomemakerblog.com Susy

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. It seems like so many people around our age are going through this, and we are all just too young. It makes me realize how precious life is and how we cannot take it for granted. Your family, especially your husband, will be my prayers. *Hugs*

  • Michelle

    Nina – I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for your family.

  • http://www.livinwiththelindseys.blogspot.com Elizabeth Lindsey

    Very sorry for your loss Nina. Praying for your family

  • Jodi

    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

  • http://www.southern-blonde.blogspot.com Jen

    Oh no Nina. I am so very sorry to hear this. The loss of a loved one is such a hard burden to endure.

  • Lindsey

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • http://www.talesofthetrees.com MeganTree

    I am so sorry Nina. Praying for your family during this time.

  • Megan LaPorte

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Virtual **hugs***

  • http://ktlouise.com Katie Ferguson

    Oh Nina, I’m so sorry to hear about your lost. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • http://rachelmariemartin.blogspot.com rachel @ finding joy

    Nina, I am very sorry.

  • http://www.thewaspyredhead.com The Waspy Redhead

    Oh Nina, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you and your family peace.

  • http://deliciousmargaritablog.blogspot.com Miss Margarita

    You all will be in my prays.

  • Nicole

    I am really sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • http://www.thefauxfoodiegirl.com JT @The Faux Foodie Girl

    So sorry for your loss.

  • http://www.haselton.us Erin

    My sympathies to your family Nina.