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Life’s Unexpected Turns

…simple joy by simpler living

Life is always unpredictable but sometimes it takes HUGE unexpected turns. We had two of these crazy turns recently. Just four months ago my mother-in-law, who was always energetic and full of life, left this life and moved to heaven. Then, just a few weeks ago, my father-in-law also passed on to his eternal home in heaven.

If you had asked us last Christmas at our family’s get-together what this year would look like, this would not be it. But no matter what life brings, God is still by my side to walk with me. He is helping me focus on the joy my in-laws are experiencing right now in heaven which helps take away my sadness. I am also so incredibly thankful for the many wonderful years we had together. They truly were the best in-laws to me, the most loving and affirming parents to my husband, and kind grandparents to my child, They loved us all unconditionally. They were amazing examples to us on how to love the Lord and people with all their 💕 . They were so expressive about it in this life so I know 100% that they are joyfully worshiping Him in heaven now.

I will add more to this later but wanted to give a quick post letting everyone know why I’ve been MIA for the past month. We have been overloaded with clearing out their apartment and funeral arrangements, traveling out of town 7 times over past few months.

Life took a majorly unexpected turn but God is good and is giving us joy each day.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Revelation 21:4 ESV


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