10/8/11

Such is Life...

To steal a quote from one of my sister in-law's, "People get sick and it sucks. People get really sick and it really sucks". I'm sure she won't mind since she stole my candle, which I don't mind because she thinks I'm, and I quote, "BadAss". Thanks Jen. LOVE YOU.

Anyways, back to the quote and the nature of it. In my last post I mentioned that I will be lighting another candle for yet another person. Last year my father in-law became very ill. This past spring he he had surgery to remove a lump of cancer. He was doing well for a while, but the cancer came back. It's spread widely and quickly leaving him no options for treatment, not even experimental. He's terminal, and he's okay with that. He has all his ducks lined up. Everything set up to care for his wife after he's gone and then some. He's only 61 years old, yet he's lived the life of two people. He's the original Sailor. He's been around the world, seen and done more than most people would ever think of doing. My hat goes off to him for his bravery in all of this. He is loved very much by his family and his friends. It's going to be a very hard and sad coming time for everyone. The doctors say 4-6 months but we (all of his kids) aren't even sure he will make the 4 months. Time will tell. What more can we do other than live each day with him in the hopes of enriching the life that he has left.

The part that has me worried is how is this going to affect our girls? It's only been two years since we lost our dear Miss Margaret. When Maggie died it crushed Lily, and confused Kiera. In the last two years the girls have managed to deal with the death of their sister rather well. When  you think about it two years really isn't all that much time. I'm afraid of how they are going to react to the news. We plan on telling them a little about what is going on this weekend. Then over a little bit of time letting them in on the whole story of what's going on. We are already discussing and getting prepared to set up grief counseling for them and possibly us too. Although I do have to admit that I don't believe losing a parent is as hard as losing your child. Especially a child as young as Maggie was (2). I'm not saying it's not hard or devastating, just not as hard. Don't hate on me, it's my opinion and I have a right to it.

Just as I said at the beginning, "People get sick and it sucks. People get really sick and it really sucks"

~CoreyJo

Here are some yet to be published sunrise's and sunsets from the last week or two, and some of the storm that rolled through.


SUNSET ↓
SUNRISE THE NEXT DAY ↓
SAME SUNRISE A FEW MINUTES LATER ↓
SUNSET THE SAME DAY ↓
THE STORM WAS TRYING TO VOID THE SUNSET, IT WENT DOWN A SWING'N ↓
 THE STORM ROLLIN' IN...FAST!! ↓
 THE NEXT FEW PHOTOS ARE THE COOLEST STORM CLOUDS EVER ↓



SUNRISE THE NEXT MORNING ↓

SUNRISE THE NEXT DAY...LOVE THE CLOUDS ↓


Thank you for traveling along with me on my sky adventures. A little beauty each day helps make things brighter.

11 comments:

  1. Your pictures of sunrises and sunsets vie easily with those of TeeBee! ;)~

    I know very well what you mean when you say "not as hard as..."

    As for the girls, I'm not worry: they've got a wonderful mother and, although I don't know Sailor, he must be wonderful too cause my Corey Jo wouldn't have married the guy if he wasn't wonderful! ;)

    Take care. I'll get back to you later!
    Câlins et gros bisous! ♥♥♥
    Jon

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  2. Thank you Jon for you confidence in Jason and I as parents. It's going to be hard on all of us, but we'll manage as a family. If we need help we have no shame in asking for it. Take care this weekend Love. And remember to smile.

    Câlins mon chér
    CoreyJo

    p.s. Thanks about the photos :D

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  3. aw honey i'm so sorry if you need me you know where to find me and like Jon said i to know what you mean by saying "not as har as".

    as for those pictures they are stunning just beautiful.

    if i can do anything at all just hollar...hugs

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  4. Jen O'Flynn10/8/11, 2:50 PM

    First and foremost, as I've said time and time again...you're such an amazing writer Cory! I really enjoy reading your stuff.
    Secondly, I wasn't aware of the most recent info regarding Rob. So sorry that you all have to deal with this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you so much. Please give Jason and the girls my love.

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  5. I agree Miss Corey. Losing a parent is the natural progression in life, although it doesn't make it any easier. Your words were poetic and know that your friends will be here for you when you need us. *love*

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  6. So sorry to hear the news about your FIL. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

    ((hugs))
    Carrie

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  7. You know where I am if you need me.
    Love you!
    Love, me

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  8. CoreyJo:

    You can't protect your kids from pain; be it a bruised knee or a bruised heart. All you can do is create a safe place for them to grieve and teach them how to heal. Kids are amazingly strong and resilient, if given a strong base from which to stand. Life is to be felt, both in happiness and in sorrow. Let them feel their pain, face their hurt and know your love!

    Don't be afraid to reach out for help. It's those that stand alone before the mountain that struggle to reach its peak; if ever.

    You are in my prayers, as always--

    Rafa

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  9. @ Rafael: My sweet youg man, where did you get all that wisdom? ;)

    Hugs to both of you, dear friends! ♥♥
    Jon

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  10. @Jon:
    I pulled it outta my ASS, of course!! (hind sight is 20/20) HaHa!!

    Rafa

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  11. Thank you everyone for your warm thoughts and prayers. They are much needed and very much appreciated.

    Love
    Corey, Jason, & the girls.

    p.s. @Jon→ it's amazing what his ass can do isn't it? lol

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