Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Curveballs

Life throws them at you, sometimes.

Today, my heart is full of sorrow, worry and, thank goodness, some joy.

Last week, my brother and sister-in-law had a baby. A beautiful, big, healthy baby boy. He's beautiful. And we're all so happy to welcome little Joseph to the world and our family. It's great seeing how happy they all are. It's the kind of good feeling I'd like to hold on to, especially in times like these . . .

Yesterday, my brother-in-law -- Owen's sister's husband -- died unexpectedly from a heart attack at age 51. He was in fine health and we'd seen him just over a week ago at my mother-in-law's 75th birthday party. He was a good man and his death is a terrible loss. My heart breaks for my sister-in-law, nieces, nephew and everyone else in the family.

And then today my other brother had an accident at home and seriously injured his eye. He was rushed to the hospital and tomorrow we should know the extent of the damage. He's just 23 and the ramifications of his eye injury could be with him for the rest of his life.

Right now, I'm wishing healing and a full recovery for my brother, peace in this time of sorrow for my sister-in-law and her kids, and a life that lives up to its promise for my new little nephew. Life is uncertain and at times unfair. But it is also wonderful and full of beauty.

I probably won't be around much in the next few days so I'll wish you all a happy weekend now. If you have any spare good thoughts, feel free to send them along. Just no more curveballs. At least not now.

Thanks.

~ Felice

27 comments:

Meredith said...

SO sorry for your family... Will be thinking and praying for all of you.

MCM Mama said...

I'm so sorry! You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Rose said...

Sending you and your family my thoughts and vibes.

Tricia said...

your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Ness said...

I wish you all the strength! I also hope your brother's accident is not too serious... Hugsss xxxx

Marci said...

My sincere condolences Felice! You and your family will be in my thoughts!

The Turtle said...

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

One Crazy Penguin said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this :(

Nobel4Lit said...

Sending positive thoughts your way!

Kerrie T. said...

Sending warm thoughts and prayers...

Carlee said...

Know you are in our thoughts.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

J said...

Praying for you and your family. Hoping that your brother makes a full recovery and that Owen's sister can find peace in these hard times.

Suzy said...

F - your family will be in my prayers.

Molly said...

I'm so sorry Felice. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Rae said...

So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I hope your brother is ok.

Laura said...

So sorry....Sending you postive thoughts and prayers.

lindsay said...

Oh felice... I am so sorry to hear about your brother in law! Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. That is shocking.

Congrats also on the new life. All we be good! Hang in there.

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Thinking of you and your family...

Denise said...

oh god, felice. i'm so sorry. i am sorry for the loss and hope your brother is ok. hang in there.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

My thoughts are with you and your family during this tough time.. The circle of life is an amazing and often unfair thing..

Janice {Run Far} said...

oh darlin. I am so sorry for your families loss. Prayers for you.

Carla @ I Run, You Run said...

Oh, good luck! I hope all the best to your family, and your little brother.

Karen said...

My goodness! I'm so sorry to hear about all of the crazy stuff going on in your life right now! Very sorry to hear about your family loss as well!

dannie chOOng said...

hey hey, congrats for being nominated as one of the "Best Running Blogs 2011" hope to read many more of your fantastic running stories. sending you greetings from Malaysia...

onelittletrigirl said...

I am sincerely sorry about the loss of you family member. Nothing quite teaches us about the circle of life more than bringing one new person in and losing another so close together. <3 and hugs!

Marlene said...

Oh gosh, what a roller coaster of emotions you all must be experiencing!

Congratulations on the arrival of baby Joseph, but I'm so sorry for the loss of your BIL and wishing your brother a full recovery! Please keep us posted!

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