* Adjusting my sails *

Life just sails along most of the time.
All of a sudden, "WHOOSH".. a gust comes along, and blows you completely off course.
My oldest brother passed away.  Unexpectedly, very suddenly.
My heart is hurting. 
I've never lost a sibling before.  I've lost my Dad, and my Father in law..... but never a sibling.
It's a different kind of hurt.
I'm trying to re-adjust my sails and keep sailing along.
I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me, and for the comfort and re-assurance that the atonement of Jesus Christ brings to me.
I know I will see my brother again. What a happy re-union that will be.
I am eternally grateful that Families are Forever!!
our house is under contract and we are due to move by the end of the month, if not before.
IF everything works out.
SO much is out of our control .  The buyers need to do so many things on their end, in order for the sale to be finalized.
I'd really like to be done with showing our home, and dealing with "LOOKIE LOUS".
I'd really like to move into the home that we've chosen, start decorating, and making new memories with our family.
Like the old saying... ' it's not over, til it's over'.
Never the less.. the sale of our house, and the buying of another house is on my mind.
Yep.. it's a lot.
Grateful that the funeral is over, and I feel like I can start to heal. 
 Praying that all goes smoothly, and we don't hit any road blocks with the buyers.
Prayers on our behalf would be much appreciated.
There you have it.
The reasons for my blogging absence and the reasons why I may be absent a bit longer.
For now, I'm striving to live like this ~~
                                                              She stood in the storm
                                        and when the wind did not
                                                 blow her way,
                                          she adjusted her sails.
I'm adjusting my sails..........


  1. So very sorry to hear of your loss! Sending big hugs and many prayers.May the healing begin and the sale of your home go smoothly.Blessings,Jen

  2. Oh Kerin, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother.

    But wonderful news for you on the contract on your house. Maybe we won't meet but I'm glad that things finally are working out the way you need them too. Good luck with the house "things".

  3. Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in His love.

  4. So sorry for the loss of your brother, Kerin. My prayers are with you and your family. I also pray that the sale of your house goes smoothly and you can get on with life.
    I love the poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. I haven't been around much either. As you say a lot is out of our control.
    Hugs, Barb

  5. Kerin, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I was an only child but I have lost everyone that I was close to and all my family pretty much except for children and grandchildren. We never know when our life will change forever.
    I didn't know you were going to sell your house. Where are you going? Are you staying in your same town?
    I pray for guidance everyday as it's been a blustery Spring here also. Bless you and your family and may you have peace to heal your sadness. A gentle but big hug coming your way. I hope you can feel it.

  6. Kerin, I lost my brother Mike in February, and he was the Rock of the Family. My other brother, Pete, is lost to dementia forever... he cannot live outside his nursing home now, so I know what you are going through. I'll remember you, his family, and your family in my prayers. I also just went through The Move... we are still going through it, I am tearing my heart out daily at the old house until it is ready to sell... several more months, so I can commisserate there. I am so glad I sat down to look at a few blogs this afternoon and saw yours. My heart goes out to you.

  7. I'm so sorry about your brother! Praying for you and your family as you go through this, and also for the sale of your house.

  8. I'm very sorry for the loss of your brother. Such a lot of change in your life in such a short period of time. Sending good thoughts your way as you go through this tough time.

  9. Kerin~

    I cannot begin to understand what you must be going through right now, but I send my love, and prayers for your entire family. God's plan of salvation is such a comfort in times like this, it's just so comforting to know that they are just out of our sight for a short time, and always with us in spirit.

    Gentle Hugs,

  10. I am so sorry for your loss Kerin- I know this pain very well, and I also know you need time to heal your soul. Blessings and prayers sent for comfort.

  11. Oh I am sorry to hear that your brother died. That's a tough one. May you find comfort knowing that he is now with God.

    Hope things go well with the house sale and it will be soon over.

  12. Kerin~ I'm so sorry to hear about your brother! Love and prayers for you.

  13. Kerin . . .
    My dear . . . I am sending my prayerful caring to you, and to your family, in the sudden, unexpected death of your brother. I have had personal experience with sudden death . . . be tender with yourself in these days.

    And all the best as you reach final days for your house sale and look forward to your new home.

    I will continue to keep you in my caring , , ,
    Love, Lynne

  14. I am so very sorry for your loss, Kerin. Praying for you during this time of greiving that you feel God's love & comfort.


  15. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother.

  16. I've missed your posts and I'm so sorry your absence was due to sorrow. Will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sadly, the wind often doesn't blow our way, but thankfully we can trim our sails. Hugs across the miles.

  17. So sorry to hear about your brother! I'm so grateful that I know he's in a better place. Good news about your house selling. Big job of moving and packing coming up though. Will you stay in the same area? Looking forward to seeing the next home and all it's projects. Loved your sail quotes. Mimi

  18. Dearest Kerin, My prayers are with you in this unknowing time. May God give you the peace and strength you need. You are experiencing 2 of the 3 most stressful situations in life.....a death and selling/moving. Please keep up posted about your new home very soon~~~(and how's it coming with your sons home?) Easter Blessings~~~Roxie

  19. Dear Kerin, I am so sorry for your loss, I can't even imagine losing my brother or sister. Time heals but it is a long hard process. All my good thoughts for the sale of your house. A new place, something new to plan, will all be a great help..Take care, Judy


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