3.24.2009

A Time to Mourn

My sister-in-law, my wife's sister, has finally passed on after a long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. She has been bed-ridden for two years, and she is now free of her shell of a body. I will be unavailable and not blogging while my family is mourning our loss. I know many of you have already expressed your sympathies. We appreciate it, and thank you.

From the Book of Ecclisiastes, and the Byrds:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

8 comments:

Flash said...

Kim and I send our deepest sympathy to you. I know this will be a hard time for your family and I hope you and your wife can gather strength from being with your family.

night owl said...

My sympathies and prayers are with you and your family.

shanediaz82 said...

So sorry for your loss Dan. You and your family are in my thoughts.

arfmax said...

I am very sorry for your loss.

-arfmax

BASEBALL DAD said...

So sorry for your loss.Our family sends it's regrets.May God give you and all family members peace at heart.

Mike Smeth said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Jawdy said...

Sorry man....keep your head up. The wax can wait.

Jeffrey Wolfe said...

I am so sorry to hear this, you are in everyone's thoughts and prayers.